VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day the world woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
Roger Argente, Principal Bass Trombone with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Head of Brass at Trinity College of Music, was born in 1962 at Neath in South Wales. His trombone studies began when he was twelve. At the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, he studied with Terry Nagle and Neville Roberts, and was joint winner of the concerto prize.
On graduating in 1986, Argente played for several years with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra before joining the RPO in 1992. He is also active as a guest performer and as a session musician, and gives masterclasses in various countries.
CD Spotlight. First Water - The latest disc from Roger Argente's Superbrass, recommended by Paul Sarcich. 'Who but the best professionals could live up to this?'
CD Spotlight. Highly Atmospheric - Roger Argente's Superbrass, heard by Paul Sarcich. '... one almost gets the smell of Renaissance Spain.'