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Bram Wiggins

June 12th, 2019 | 1 min read

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Bram Wiggins received his early training in the Salvation Army, becoming a ember of two staff bands under Eric Ball, and was well known as a cornet soloist. He was Walter Stokes Orchestral Scholar ar the Royal Academy, studying trumpet under the late George Eskdale, who later invited him to join the London Symphony Orchestra as assistant 1st trumpet and principal cornet.

After 11yrs with the LSO he accepted an appointment in Canada where he was principal trumpet with the CBC (Winnipeg) Orchestra and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He also worked as a band director, conductor, trumpe soloist and adjudicator. On returning to the UK he played with the philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic and the English Chamber Orchestras.

He has examined regularly at the Royal Academy, Trinity College and the Birmingham Conservatory. His publications include music for both brass and wind bands and educational music for brass instruments. He has been awarded the 'Worshipful Company of Musicians' prize, the 'BASBWE' prize and the 'Corsiano' (Perruggia) prize, for original Concert Band compositions; he has, on five occasions, provided test pieces for major brass anbd contests.