The Geneva Group are delighted to welcome on board Principal Cornet player of Black Dyke Band, Richard Marshall. Richard has already been to Geneva’s Head Office several times and back in early March tested 36 new Cardinal Cornets that are ready for sale when conditions regarding the current lock-down improve.
Richard has played Principal Cornet with Black Dyke now for 15 years and previously played principal cornet for 10 years with Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
As an international soloist and devoted teacher, he is a cornet tutor at both the RNCM and Birmingham Conservatoire. He is also a regular tutor on the International Brass Band Summer School, the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain and conductor and tutor of the Yorkshire Youth Brass Band.
Commenting on his appointment as Geneva Development and Performance Artist Richard said “Since visiting Geneva House and trialling the Cardinal Cornet, I was immediately impressed with its consistency in sound and manufacture. To have the opportunity as ‘lead development artist’ through the cornet range, I am looking forward to a long and successful relationship with Geneva”.
General Manager Brett Baker commented “Richard is a fantastic addition to our growing list of artists having played on our instrument since December last year and I cannot think of anyone better to showcase our Silver Cardinal Cornets. He will be involved in the development of our full range of cornets going forward, it is a very exciting time for the company”.