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Posted on: 23 January, 2018

Top musician runs free brass workshop in Medway

Trombonist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Philip White, will be leading a free workshop for brass players at Fort Pitt Grammar School, Rochester, on Saturday 10 February from 9am to 10.15am and 10.45am to 12 midday. Players should be at grade 5 level or above to take part, but visitors and brass players of any level are welcome to come and watch the group rehearse and play.

Members of the Medway Town Music Centre’s Senior Brass Ensemble will take part on the day, alongside players from The Royal Engineers Band.  The Senior Brass Ensemble meets weekly at the Medway Towns Music Centre, which is held every Saturday at Fort Pitt Grammar School, and accommodates over 300 pupils in music lessons or in one of more than 30 different groups and ensembles.

Workshop leader Philip White was brought up in Kent and started playing the trombone aged 8. At 14 he entered the junior department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and then the Royal College of Music, also playing as a member of the Kent County Youth Orchestra. Philip is now a regular performer with cutting edge contemporary music ensembles such as the London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Modern and the Britten Sinfonia. He has played with most of the leading UK orchestras and has been a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra since 2010. He currently teaches trombone and brass chamber music at Trinity College of Music and coaches the Kent County Youth Orchestra.

If you are interested in attending the workshops as a player or a visitor, or you would like more information about lessons or groups at Medway Towns Music Centre, please contact Centre Manager Phill Hyde at phyde@kent-music.com or call 01622 691212.