Regent Brass are delighted to announce that Paul Archibald will be Musical Director of Regent Brass and John Holland will be Musical Director of Regent Community Brass.
As a musician and educator, Paul has performed in a wide variety of musical genres including classical, contemporary, folk, rock and studio work. As a classical musician, he has been a principal player at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Sinfonietta, Britten Sinfonia and the London Mozart Players. He is also a member of two iconic bands , Brass Monkey and Home Service. His work in the studio includes many film scores including Harry Potter, Batman, Chicken Run, Lord of the Rings and Superman.
Paul has been a professor at leading conservatories such as the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music and now gives master-classes throughout the world on brass performance techniques.
Paul founded the English Brass Academy in 2010 as the educational arm of his group, English Brass, one of the world’s most distinguished brass ensembles.
He is a fellow if the Royal Academy of Music.
John is no stranger to the Regent family of bands, having been a “dep” player and conductor on a number of occasions. John, a trombonist, composer, arranger as well as being in demand as a conductor, has conducted the Lambeth Wind Orchestra since 2008 as well as directing the London Consorts of Winds Clarinet Choir. He is a member of BASCA, PRS and BASBWE, serving on the Executive Committee. As a Composer, his chamber orchestra piece ‘Green Sky’ won the Making Music Award at the British Composer Awards 2008. In April 2009, the world premiere of his ‘Requiem (Opus 15)’ took place at All Saints Church, West Dulwich and January 2010 saw the first performance of ‘The Something In-Between’, an Oboe/Cor Anglais mini-concerto, written for and performed by Isobel Williams. The London Saxophone Choir have presented several new pieces over the last few years, including ‘Mission: Improbable’ (2008) and, most recently, ‘Fanfaricus’ (2010). Several works for chamber orchestra have been performed and recorded by the London Contemporary Chamber Orchestra, notably ‘Hustle Bustle’ (2006) and ‘Elegy for my father’ (2007).