By lucyloupank, May 28 2019 05:23PM

It was an absolute pleasure to be on the judging panel for the European Brass Band Championships Composition Competition alongside Oliver Waespi and John Pickard in Montreux earlier this month.

Huge congratulations to Dan Hall, who was awarded 1st prize for his work 'A Dialogue of Transmogrified Souls'. Congratulations also to Paul Saggers for his superbly descriptive piece 'Ironbright' and to Stijn Aertgeerts for 'Bipolarity', which was awarded the audience and band prizes. It was a fantastic evening spent listening to these new works, performed by brass band Treize Etoiles in the Casino Montreux - a setting with particular musical significance and stunning views across Lake Geneva. Many thanks to EBBA for the invitation.

A huge thank you also to Youth Brass 2000. Celebrating their 30th year, the band commissioned new works from Paul McGhee and myself to be performed as part of their programme at the 2019 Youth Championships at the EBBC in the Stravinsky Hall. Siobhan Bates gave the premiere of the horn solo 'Nightlights' (a descriptive piece, illustrating the view across the lake from the concert hall at night), with Paul McGhee's 'Son of Kong' (a companion piece based on themes from 'King Kong on Rue Igor Stravinsky, commissioned by Brassband Bürgermusik Luzernfor the 2018 Swiss Nationals) concluding the programme.

A wonderful, musical week in one of the most beautiful parts of the world!

By lucyloupank, Feb 24 2018 02:46PM

On the 8th of March at 1pm in Paternoster Square (London) there will be a flashmob performance of Anthem (from 'The Pankhurst Anthem')!

The International Womens' Day event is organised by Music in Offices (@MIOLondon) and gathers members of several office choirs in London (both independanct and from MiO) but there is plenty of room for anyone else to join in, so if you are in the area on Wednesday 8th March please go along to be part of it, even if just to listen!

There is a link on my news page and previous blog post to the downloadable files and recordings of the Anthem for anyone who wants to join in!


By lucyloupank, Jun 2 2017 07:36PM

I am privileged to have been invited to the 2017 International Women in Brass Conference as a featured artist. So, next week I will be heading to Rowan University in Philadelphia, New Jersey to hear two brand new commissions and will also be presenting and performing at the conference throughout the week.

The full schedule of info. can be found at but here is how my diary is currently shaping up for next week:

Wed 7th June:

5pm - Brass Bands Out of Context (presentation)

Thu 8th June:

10am - Composers' Forum

Fri 9th June:

1pm - 'Luminaries' (euphonium and piano) - world premiere by Amy Schumaker Bliss

3pm - Helen Harrelson recital (ensemble member)

Sat 10th June:

9am - Reading Session

1pm - 'Ouroboros' (brass sextet) - world premiere by Seraph Brass

I look forward to seeing some of you there!


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