The organisers of the Brass in Concert Festival, to be held at Sage Gateshead on the weekend of 18-19 November in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman, have announced another not to be missed event for the Focus on Youth and Education element of the Saturday itinerary featuring a world acclaimed and talented percussionist.
Le Yu the phenomenal percussionist and Yamaha artist will present a masterclass on Marimba with hands on audience participation in the Northern Rock Hall at 3.45pm . Admission Free.
On behalf of Yamaha Musical instruments, Natasha Homer from the Classical Division expressed her delight at securing Le Yu for this interactive 50 minute masterclass that will conclude with a short presentation.
Le Yu has earned accolades in various competitions around the world, including the Gold Medal of China National Youth Percussion Competition in Shanghai; the Winner of the 7th Italy International Percussion Competition; Best Percussion Award with Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band at 2012 World Brass in Concert Championships; the winner of RNCM Concerto Competition in 2007,2009 and 2014; and Solo Percussion Competition 2008 and 2010;
Le also won the first prize at the 2013 Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship Competition in London.
John Woods Brass in Concert Chairman went on to say “We would like to thank Yamaha and the executives and trustees of Arts Council England, the Sir James Knott Trust, the Joicey Trust, the Barber Foundation and the William Leech Charity for their considerable contributions and look forward to presenting what are sure will be yet another phenomenally successful Brass in Concert Festival in 2017.”
Limited free tickets for the Le Yu Masterclass will be available on the door on a first arrival basis.
Tickets for Grimethorpe Colliery Band at Durham Cathedral on 14 April are priced at £17 & £20 available exclusively (please do not call the Cathedral) from Gala Theatre Durham Box Office on 03000 266 600 or online at www.galadurham.co.uk/book-online/?webeventid=3368
Tickets for World of Brass in Concert on Saturday 18 November, featuring Brass and Voices at the Movies with Cory Band and Only Men Aloud (priced £27.00, £18.00 and £10.00) and the Brass in Concert Championship on Sunday 19 November (£30.00, £22.00 and £12.00), are available at www.sagegateshead.com or from the Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661.