BIOGRAPHY

With a more than thirty-year trajectory in the world of chamber music, Spanish Brass is one of the most dynamic and consolidated quintets on the international musical stage. In 1996 the ensemble won First Prize in the Sixth International Brass Quintet Competition “Ville de Narbonne” (France), considered the most prestigious for this formation. In 2017 they received First Prize in the Bankia Awards for Musical Talent of the Comunitat de Valencia and in 2019 the Espai Ter of Torroella de Montgrí Award and two Carles Santos Awards. In 2020 the quintet has received the Spanish National Music Award.

In addition to participating in some of the most important festivals and concert venues on their worldwide tours, Spanish Brass have performed at the gala for the Prince of Asturias Awards in 1995, and recorded music for the play La Fundación by Buero Vallejo, at the Centro Dramático Nacional, as well as the score for the film Descongélate by Félix Sabroso produced by El Deseo.

Spanish Brass have released twenty-six recordings, among them two DVD-CDs and a double CD collection, which show their multiple aspects: Luur-Metalls Spanish Brass Quintet (1996), No Comment (1998), La escalera de Jacob (2000), SPANISH BRASS Luur Metalls & Friends (2001), Delicatessen (2002), Caminos de España (2003), Absolute with Christian Lindberg and Ole E. Antonsen (2004), Gaudí’um (2005), Metàl·lics (2006), Retaule de Nadal with l’Orfeó Valencià Navarro Reverter (2006), SBALZ Brass Ensemble (2007), Brass and Wines with Steven Mead (2008), Brassiana with Lluís Vidal Trio (2008), The Best of Spanish Brass (2009), SBLM (2009), Tell me a Brass Story with the Banda Municipal de Música de Bilbao (2012), viBRASSions (2012), Metalls d’estil with Pep Botifarra (2013), 25 (2014), SuBLiMe Christmas (2014), Brass Brass Brass (2016), de Vents i Terra with the Banda Municipal de Barcelona (2017), Puro de Oliva with Chano Domínguez and Bandolero (2018), XXX (2018), Mira si hem corregut terres… with Carles Dénia (2019) and Les Aventures de Monsieur Jules with Albert Guinovart (2019).

Alongside their activities as performers, Spanish Brass organises two international festivals devoted to brass instruments: the Festival Spanish Brass Alzira (www.sbalz.com) and the Brassurround (www.brassurround.com), where some of the most prestigious international brass soloists, groups and teachers gather each year.

Spanish Brass members play a Paxman French horn, a Courtois trombone and a Melton tuba. They use the BlackBinder application and Bags instrument cases.

In addition, they receive support from the Institut Valencià de Cultura and the Ministerio de Cultura-INAEM.

MEMBERS

Spanish Brass
Quintet
 
Carlos Benetó
Trumpet
Juanjo Serna
Trumpet
Manolo Pérez
Horn
Indalecio Bonet
Trombone
Sergio Finca
Tuba

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