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Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM

Conductor, piano accompanist and educator

Ian Holmes

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1 Ivydene Cottages,Rookery Lane, Wanswell, Gloucestershire, GL13 9RW


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Recognised and respected in a number of high profile musical fields, Ian Holmes is an experienced conductor, piano accompanist, tuba player and educator.

Ian has worked with many brass bands throughout England and Wales including Parc and Dare (winner Radio Wales Band of the Year) and more recently Jaguar Landrover Band, leading them to sixth place out of seventy-six bands in the Greenfield section of the Whit Friday marches in 2014. He was resident conductor of Buy as you View Cory Band when they won the National Finals and British Open in 2000.

He has been Principal Conductor of Lydbrook Band since 2009 and was appointed Principal Conductor of Tongwynlais Temperance Band in June 2017.

His portfolio as a musician has taken him throughout the UK and abroad including Italy, Spain and the USA, and has included working as a conductor and performer with musicians such as Allen Vizzutti, John Wilbraham, Cory Band, The Childs Brothers, Jack Brymer, Max Jaffa and Don Lusher, and actors Johnny Morris, Robert Hardy, Henry Goodman and Barry Farrimond.

Educated at the University of York, he was subsequently awarded postgraduate scholarships to the Banff Center of Fine Arts in Canada and the Royal College of Music where he studied tuba, conducting and piano accompaniment. From 2008-2016, Ian was Director of the Centre for Performing Arts at the University of the West of England, where amongst his many roles, he curated and conducted numerous large-scale concerts. He currently pursues a varied role as a freelance musician, often championing original music as a conductor and performer, and bringing innovative musical projects to new audiences.

 

 



Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Chadderton Band

February 25 • Chadderton Band is a very friendly non contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of any age and ability on all sections of the band + EUPH Drums. Please come along to one of our rehearsals give us a try.


Avonbank (Evesham) Brass Band

February 16 • Avonbank (Section 2) requires a front row cornet and Eb Bass to join this very friendly band and complete their line up when rehearsals re-start. We aim to hit the ground running and make up for lost time with a steady mix of concerts and engagements!


Chadderton Band

February 9 • Chadderton Band is a very friendly non contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of any age and ability on all sections of the band + EUPH Drums. Please come along to one of our rehearsals give us a try.


Simon Gresswell


Conductor, adjudicator, tutor, tuba specialist


               

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