Nicole Wilson to present 2006 All England Masters International

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    Nicole Wilson to present 2006 All England Masters International

    The All England Masters International Brass Band Championship and Gala Concert will see a new presenter this year. Nicole Wilson, a first violin with the London Symphony Orchestra and BBC Television Presenter, will step into the spotlight at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Sunday 28th May. Organisers Philip Biggs and Richard Franklin are thrilled that Nicole has accepted their invitation.

    Taught the violin by her father, Nicole began her musical career at the age of five. After much cajoling by her parents to "go and do your practice!", she became a scholar at Chetham's School of Music and graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1996. She joined the first violin section of the London Symphony Orchestra in 1999 and became a founder member of the Tippett String Quartet. Nicole has worked with many major London orchestras and has appeared extensively as a soloist in London and Birmingham.

    Having presented various concerts in London, Nicole wrote and presented the "Classic FM Guide to the Orchestra" for Classic FM radio in 2004 and is a presenter for BBC4 television, appearing in last year's BBC Proms and the BBC "Get Carter" festival.

    Nicole said that she is thrilled to be invited to present this year's All Master's International Brass Band Festival as she is a big fan of brass playing.

    The test-piece is Paganini Variations by Philip Wilby, and the full Championship line-up is as follows:-
    • 1st Old Boys Association Silver Band
    • Aveley & Newham Band
    • BTM Band
    • Brass Band 13 Etoiles
    • Brassband Rijnmond
    • Brass Band Willebroek
    • Brisbane Excelsior Band
    • Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band
    • Desford Colliery Band
    • Fodens Richardson Band
    • GUS Band
    • Hepworth (Persimmon Homes) Band
    • Kirkintilloch Band
    • Polysteel (Flowers)
    • Redbridge Brass
    • Reg Vardy Band
    • Rothwell Temperance Band
    • Scottish Co-op Band
    • Sellers International Band
    • SWT Woodfalls Band
    • Whitburn Band
    The Gala Concert which commences at 7.45pm will feature the 2005 All England Masters Champions, Scottish Co-op Band and the North-West Champions, Fodens Richardson Band. Tickets for both events can be purchased by telephoning 01223 357851.

    Philip Biggs
    www.thebrassherald.com
    The Magazine for the Brass Musician
     
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