World Renowned Brass Tutor John Miller Visits Ireland March 27th – 30th

In Association with The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and the Dublin Brass Ensemble (Brass Warriors), we are pleased to announce that John Miller is visiting Dublin this week (March 27th -30). He will be holding a masterclass in the DIT Rathmines 11:00-14:00 on Thursday the 28th of March. This is free of charge and open to the public.

John Miller – Trumpet

MA (Cantab), FGS, FRNCM

John Miller is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading brass tutors. Until last summer, John was Head of School of Wind, Brass and Percussion at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester, John continues to work at the RNCM in a part-time capacity as Tutor in Trumpet, coaching Chamber Music and providing inspirational teaching and coaching for our students and contributing to our research activities.

John Miller read music at Kings College, Cambridge. This was followed by postgraduate study of trumpet in USA in the 1970s with William Vacchiano (New York Philharmonic) and Vincent Cichowicz (Chicago Symphony Orchestra). His professional career as a trumpeter was as a member of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (1972-80), the Philharmonia Orchestra (1977-1994), a member of Equale Brass and a founder member of the Wallace Collection (1986-2002, and from 2014 onwards).

This has included performing with composers Berio, Henze, Maxwell Davies and Stockhausen; with conductors Bernstein, Boulez, Boult, Haitink, Giulini, Levine, Maazel, Muti, Osawa, Rattle, Kurt Sanderling, Sinopoli and Leopold Stokowsky. John’s performances, broadcasts and discography are wide ranging, with an extensive list of vinyl discs and CDs, embracing most symphonic repertoire at least one time round, and an impressive list of chamber and solo performances. He is particularly proud of a recording of Elgar Howarth’s transcription of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (1978), and of a recording of Maxwell Davies’ Brass Quintet, recorded in 2000 under the direction of the composer. and released by Nimbus Records in 2015.

His inspiring lessons with Ernest Hall, William Vacchiano, Vincent Cichowicz and Fred Fox have lead to a lifelong campaign to help young musicians. A long association with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (since 1991) is central to this. His work at the RNCM in Manchester since 1999 has been stamped by both creative instrumental teaching and artistic innovation. This work with young musicians continues to be recognised internationally. John was awarded a FGSM in 1993, a FRNCM in 2006, and conferment of a Professorship (personal chair) by RNCM in 2010, where he held the position of Head of School of Wind, Brass and Percussion from 2013 – 2017.