Wind and Percussion Instruments

The ensemble was created in 1999. The basis of the ensemble was formed of the members of Brass-quintet «Ukraine» (1990-s). Since 1998 the ensemble has been reorganized, and as a result the «Kyiv-brass» was created.

The ensemble has successfully taken part in international competitions and festivals and usually it won prestigious awards such as the Second prize in the International Competition of Chamber Orchestras in Paris (1992), the Award of International Brass-Quintet Competition in Narbonne (France, 1994), the title of «The First Talent of the World» in the Musical Festival in Toulouse (France,1995).

From 2000 to 2010, the ensemble has performed many premières and thematic concerts dedicated to the work of famous classical and modern composers. The repertoire of the ensemble includes compositions of different genres and stylistic trends: from Baroque to classical jazz.

The «Kyiv-brass» ensemble consists of experienced virtuoso musicians, soloists of the National Organ and Chamber Music House of Ukraine: the Honoured Artist of Ukraine, soloist of the «Philharmonics of nations» orchestra, Yamaha performer Andrii llkiv (trumpet); Gennadii Shepel (trumpet); the soloist of the Philharmonia of the Nations orchestra, Sergei Kashin (trombone); soloists of the National Opera House Orchestra of Ukraine Mikhail Zhelezniak (French horn), Vitalii Demchenko (tuba).

Beautiful warm sound, brilliant technique, pure tone - these are the characteristic features of the quintet performing style. The musicians have the impeccable sense of style in the compositions of different eras and countries. Their wide repertoire presents compositions of various genres and styles, from baroque to classical jazz.

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