ONYX BRASS


According to a recent review on BBC Radio 3, Onyx Brass is a ”wonderful, virtuosic brass quintet.” Established in 1993, and soon to be celebrating their 30th Birthday, they have changed audience perceptions of what the brass ensemble is. Equally at home commissioning new music to performing the classics, or directing workshops in primary schools to delivering masterclasses at The Juilliard School, Onyx Brass is truly the brass ensemble of its generation.


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  • Music for Rooftops Gallery

    Here are some images taken from our performance in Eastbourne of Music for Rooftops by Clive Whitburn, August 2021. Photos by Brian Booker and Alex Brattell. Trumpets – Richard Blake, Christian Barraclough, Mike Allen, Julie Ryan, Gideon Brooks

  • Onyx Two Days in Devon and Hertfordshire

    September 17th and 18th see the group travelling around in their return to some semblance of normality after the last eighteen months. First up is a visit to Hertfordshire and a concert to open the Sarratt Festival of Music 2021. This was originally a concert…

  • Group to Premiere Music For Rooftops in Eastbourne

    Saturday 28th August sees Onyx Brass visiting Eastbourne to perform the premiere of Clive Whitburn’s Music for Rooftops. In what will be a perfect piece for our outdoor, socially distant times, it forms the centre piece of a recital taking place on the balcony of…


”stunningly crisp brass-playing”

Kate Molleson, BBC Radio 3


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