RECENT: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
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.'