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.

All over Ireland – there so much going on for lovers of brass music!
2019 is an eventful year for ‘Brass’ all over the country with lots to come. Here’s just a taste:

Dublin Brass Week

This wonderful event is an opportunity to see world class brass performers and teachers right on Ireland’s doorstep. Project managed by the event’s brilliant-creator David Collins. Information about this fab Brassfest can be found here:

Brass is widely perceived a quintessentially Christmassy sound! With seasonal excitement, the Dublin Brass Quintet proudly announces two concerts with two choral groups in the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

Firstly, on Tuesday December 4th, our brass quintet will be performing with the energetic Culwick Choral Society under the musical direction of the esteemed Bernie Sherlock.

For details about this concert, visit:

Then on Tuesday December 11th we will be joining the heavenly tones of the Palestrina Choir under the baton of the wonderful Blanaid Murphy. The quintet features on the choir’s latest album so if you’re interested, please visit the choir’s website for more information The album will be lovely to listen to throughout the Christmas period.

Merry Christmas to all of you from the Dublin Brass Ensemble (The Brass Warriors)!