Onyx Brass

“easily the classiest brass ensemble in Britain” – BBC Music Magazine

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Onyx @ Trinity Laban
June 27, 2017, 10:30 am
Trinity Laban Conservatoire Of Music and Dance, King Charles Court, Royal Naval College, London SE10 9JF, UK
Workshop with brass students of Trinity Laban Conservatoire
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Jazz Project Recording

Trish Clowes pic

Tuesday 6th June, is a big day in the Onyx calendar for this year as we start recording the twelve pieces that compose our jazz project. Recorded by NMC Records, and made possible by the contribution of an Open Award from the PRS Foundation, its something that has recently been a labour of love for…

Les Onyxbrasses Misterieuses

We wrote a while back about an upcoming Brass Day at Eton College. It was tremendous success, and we even got some great videos out of it. Here’s Bernard Hughes arrangement of “Les Barricades Misterieuses” by Couperin.

Three Days in the Life of Onyx Brass


Its coming up to our 25th Birthday and over the last quarter of a century we’ve expended a lot of energy pushing forward the medium of the brass quintet from many angles including performing, commissioning, arranging, recording and teaching. So hopefully, when the time comes to hang up our instruments, the brass quintet as an…

Onyx by the seaside!

Onyx Brass are off to the Vale of Glamorgan Festival on Sunday for a day by the sea. They’ll be performing for FREE all over the place. A couple of short blasts here and there, and then a longer recital at 4pm at the Eastern Shelter on Barry Island. You can find all the details…

Fanfares Recording Project


April 6th and 7th sees the first of our two studio projects for 2017. Fanfares is a recording that will bring together 14 British Composers of the 20th Century, 46 different fanfares, John Wilson, Onyx Brass and a few friends. Including many premiere recordings we have been reconstructing a lot from manuscripts that we’ve found…

Brass Day at Eton College

Onyx Brass

On March 15th we will be hosting a brass day at Eton College. 70 local school children from around the area will be coming together for a day of coaching and performing in the music school of Eton. It’s catering for all levels and will give a chance for young brass players to get some…

Onyx to Visit the North East


A quick two day trip of North East England is on the agenda this February with a visit to Newcastle University and Helmsley. 9th February and we are working with students of the brass department of Newcastle University. This will lead them to join us for our lunchtime concert which includes premieres of music by…