Mike Lomas and David Price

October 24, 2019

Wiltshire Rural Music, 113 Gloucester Road, BA14 0AE

Dr. Mike Lomas (trombone) and Mr. David Price (piano).

Mike Lomas BA PGCE Ph.D LRSM - Mike has extensive and varied experience as a trombonist across a wide area of south-west England. (He is to play the Ferdinand David Trombone Concertino with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra  at Salisbury City Hall on 23 November this year.) A graduate of Durham University, Mike obtained a full-time research studentship in Arts from the Open University, where he was awarded Ph. D in 1990 for his thesis on the history of band music in southern England. He has studied trombone and sackbut with a number of teachers, most notably with Mr. Donal Bannister, principal of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.  Mike has taught brass in a variety of state and independent schools, and remains a brass teacher at Marlborough College and Dauntsey’s School. In Trowbridge, he is proud to  have taught brass at John of Gaunt school between about 1990 and 2008, helping the then Director of Music, Mr. Phil Springate, to establish the school as one of the leading schools for brass in Britain.

David Price MA – David has had a distinguished teaching career in the state and independent sectors - most notably as a highly successful director of music at Dauntsey’s school for many years. He has directed many local music groups, including White Horse Opera, Bath Symphony Orchestra and Trowbridge Orchestra, and remains very much in demand as an accompanist for numerous soloists and ensembles. He has also been an important contributor to Wiltshire Music Centre’s series of pre-concert talks.

Programme (not in order):

David: Concertino for trombone in Eb (1837)

Korngold: Marietta’s Aria from ‘Die Tote Stadt’

Handel (arr. Laycock): Where E’er You Walk from ‘Semele’

Glinka (arr. Hewlett-Davies): Truth is Dawning (Susanin’s aria) from ‘A Life for the Tsar’.

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