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Guest Soloist with Brass Band Berner Oberland

By 21st March 2017News

Only two weeks after Richards visit to Switzerland as an adjudicator for the Swiss National Brass Band Championships, he was there again this time visiting Brass Band Berner Oberland as their guest soloist. Below is a review of Richards visit by their conductor, Corsin Tuor.

Richard Marshall, very famous contemporary cornet virtuoso, was engaged as guest soloist by Brass Band Berner Oberland (BBO) for their traditional advent concert on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at St. Paul’s Church in the Swiss Capital Bern. According to his outstanding reputation, he excelled in five different cornet solo. The highlight of this concert was the “Cornet Concerto“ by Dr. Denis Wright with Richard as the soloist displaying great virtuosity, style and brilliance. In the other solo pieces of this concert, “Pastorale“ (Peter Graham),  “Ave Maria“ (Bach/Gound) and “Candlelight Carol“ (John Rutter), Richard showed his high-level of lyricism. As an encore, especially arranged for for this concert, was my version of  “Silent Night”. Richard could finally enjoy the applause of the enthusiastic audience.

Besides the rehearsals and the concert, Richard took the time for a workshop for members of the BBO and their Junior Band. He responded to questions of the participants in a very friendly and competent way and demonstrated again his excellent expertise and skills on the cornet. Furthermore, three BBO cornet players could benefit from individual lessons with Richard.

The visit of Richard was a great expierence for all of us and also for all concert visitors and will be remembered for a long time. I would like to thank you very much, Richard!

Corsin Tuor – Conductor, Brass Band Berner Oberland

Steven Symonds

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