Entries by Simon Cox

America: Day 10 (by Matthew Knight)

Bagels on the bus at 6 am and we were on the way to our final destination with mixed emotions. 10 inches of snow overnight had meant that our much-anticipated Chicago concert had been cancelled, which was a bitter disappointment (Chicago is a bit of a brass-players’ Mecca). On the other hand, after 9 concerts […]

Septura in the USA

We’re looking forward to our first US tour in just a few weeks’ time. All of the info about where we’re going can be found on this page – it’s going to be quite a busy couple of weeks, with 10 concerts in 10 days in 8 different states. We’re playing a brand new programme […]

Septura sign with Ikon Arts

Septura are delighted to have signed with forward-thinking music management partnership Ikon Arts-Edition Peters for general management. Ikon boast an enviable roster of artists, with a particular specialism in vocal and chamber groups, and so are perfectly placed to help Septura in the next stage of the group’s development. Artistic Director Simon Cox says: Ikon have […]

French recording released

Music for Brass Septet 5 – Fauré, Debussy and Ravel – is released today! Our latest recording has been quite a long time coming – we actually recorded it 2 years ago in November 2015. Hopefully you’ll think it’s worth the wait – we certainly enjoyed recording it, and this music has proved to be […]

Peter Moore joins Septura

We’re very pleased to announce that the outstanding trombonist Peter Moore has become a member of Septura, in addition to the existing tenor trombones Matthew Gee and Matthew Knight. Co-Principal Trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra, Peter has a flourishing career as a soloist, and is currently a BBC New Generation Artist. He recently worked […]

Announcing Kleptomania

Septura are delighted to announce the group’s debut concert series, Kleptomania. The four concerts will present the prize pickings of music that the group has “stolen” through transcription for brass septet: plunder from string ensembles, pianists, chamber orchestras and singers. The series will take place at both St John’s Smith Square, London and West Road […]

Christmas disc reviews

In our latest recording for Naxos, Christmas with Septura, we re-imagine some of the musical masterpieces that Christmas has inspired. The album reached the top 5 of the Specialist Classical Chart in its first week on sale. This is what the press have had to say about it:   If you like a shot of brass […]

Yorkshire Post: ‘Absolutely fabulous’

Ryedale Festival David Denton – Yorkshire Post, 26 July 16 The Festival opened in the fine acoustics of Pickering’s historic church with Septura, probably today’s leading European brass group. Their programme mixed Baroque and 20th century music, a taste of their trademark refinement and sheer unabashed virtuosity. Absolutely fabulous. Read more

4th disc reviews

Septura’s 4th recording for Naxos takes us back to the original golden age of brass chamber music with the music of Gabrieli and his counter-reformation contemporaries Lassus, Palestrina and Victoria. This is what the UK and international press made of it: Sacred pieces by Victoria, Lassus and Palestrina all evince a paradoxically delightful sombre monotony […]