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Hamilton Harty A Comedy Overture  

Denis Wright Cornet Concerto

Soloist: Chris Avison

Hamish MacCunn The Land of the Mountain and the Flood

Elgar Enigma Variations


We embark on a musical tour of the British Isles with the lively A Comedy Overture by Irish composer, Hamilton Harty.  Trumpeter Chris Avison, originally from Bath, introduces us to the world of the British brass band, with the tuneful and virtuosic Cornet Concerto by Denis Wright.  We stride across the heather with Scottish composer Hamish MacCunn to his popular The Land of the Mountain and the Flood.  Elgar’s much loved Enigma Variations needs no introduction and completes the programme.

Our soloist Chris Avison obtained his Bachelor of Music at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and went on to gain a distinction in his post-graduate Master of Arts degree at the Royal Academy of Music where he was awarded the Diploma of the Royal Academy for outstanding performance in his final recital. In 2018, Chris was made an Associate of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2019.

Chris is the former Principal Trumpet of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, a position he held from September 2013 to October 2021. He performs regularly with many other orchestras throughout the UK, and has played in several West End productions, as well as running and being a founding member of Inner City Brass.

Chris is passionate about supporting young musicians and has delivered masterclasses to aspiring performers through Inner City Brass and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet. He has taught across his home county, Bath and North East Somerset, as well as at the John Lyon School in Harrow, St. George’s College in Weybridge and Bristol Cathedral School. He has also played an active role in delivering outreach sessions to inspire school children to take up a musical instrument for the Worshipful Company of Musicians.


Chris Avison

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