Buffet Group Artists at RNCM

As part of the RNCM's ongoing partnership with instrument manufacturer Buffet Group, the months ahead see visits by some of the most exciting wind and brass musicians in Europe. We are delighted to welcome Buffet Artist Fabien Thouand, principal oboist of the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, to perform and give a masterclass at the RNCM Wind Weekend on 10-11 November 2012. We are also looking forward to welcoming the dynamic young brass quartet, Exit Brass!, as Ensemble in Residence at the RNCM Festival of Brass 2013 (25-27 January 2013). The quartet, who represent Besson – Buffet's internationally renowned brass brand, are Belgian and are one of the most innovative brass ensembles working today.

Paul Hindmarsh, Artistic Director of the RNCM Festival of Brass, said: 'We are extremely grateful to Besson for supporting the visit of Exit Brass! It is so important for both our audiences and the College's students to hear and be inspired by the most exciting young brass musicians. The Festival of Brass will showcase Exit Brass! in what will be their most significant UK appearance to date and will celebrate the next generation of exceptional brass performers'.

Now in its second year, the College's partnership with Buffet Group provides wide-ranging support of students, performances and the RNCM's flagship festivals. Established in 1825, Buffet Group is an international company specialising in the making and distribution of wind instruments through its five brands: Buffet Crampon, Besson, Antoine Courtois, Julius Keilwerth and Schreiber.

To learn more about the Buffet Group visit www.buffet-group.com

1 November 2012