August 2012 sees some exciting happenings. First, there’s my trip to Japan, where I’ll be giving master classes and recitals, as well as performing as guest soloist with several bands. I first visited Japan when I was principal cornet with the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland a few years ago and have always wanted to return, so I’m really looking forward to it.
And second, my trip coincides with the release of my first solo CD “Vanguard” conducted by Russell Gray and also Leigh Baker with my colleagues from Leyland Band. The CD has many new works as well as some old favourites – full details can be found on the Vanguard CD pages.