Onyx Brass

Commissions

Andrew Hamilton and slow phrases piece

Our tour to Ireland is getting very close and rehearsals are going well. One of the highlights of the trip will be  performing our new commission by Andrew Hamilton, slow phrases piece. We asked him for a few thoughts about it: “Often it takes months to find material that resonates but with this piece it came…

Onyx to Ireland! April 2012

We can now confirm our tour of Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland this coming April. The tour will consist of 11 concerts in association with Moving on Music, and Music Network – both innovative organisations promoting and showcasing exciting music in their respective countries. As part of the tour, we’ve commissioned a new work for brass quintet by the exciting…

New Support means New Music

We are delighted that the PRS for Music Foundation and the RVW Trust have agreed to fund us in their latest project – a new commission from Cheryl Frances-Hoad to be premiered in Autumn 2012. The exciting young British composer has won a whole host of awards for her work and is one of the rising stars of the British music scene.…

Two New Commissions

Onyx Brass is pleased to announce two new commissions for 2012 from two exciting young composers, Cheryl Frances-Hoad (UK) and Andrew Hamilton (Ireland).  The ensemble are delighted that the PRS for Music Foundation and the RVW Trust are supporting the Frances-Hoad commission, which will be premiered in Autumn 2012.  Andrew’s piece will be taken on a…