A musician regarded as being one of the finest in the world is set to join a Moray brass band for a performance in Elgin next month.
Rex Richardson, who has been described by critics as being “one of the finest trumpet players in the world”, is to perform with the talented young Moray Concert Brass musicians.
A headline performer at international brass and jazz festivals, Richardson has performed solo and with orchestras, bands and jazz ensembles on five continents.
He has also played alongside legendary artists such as Benny Carter, Ray Charles, Carl Fontana and Aretha Franklin – and this summer he played at the Sydney International Festival of Brass in Australia.
It is a return visit to Elgin for Rex who played in the city in 2012 for Moray Concert Brass during their 20th anniversary performance.
Looking ahead to his return to Moray Rex said: “I had such a great time when I was last in Moray that I jumped at the chance to return.
“It is great to be able to work with the talented youngsters in the area and see them grow as musicians.”
Glenn Munro, Musical Director of Moray concert Brass, was delighted that Rex accepted an invitation to return. He said: “We are extremely lucky to be able to have artists of Rex’s calibre come to play and work with our young musicians.
“It is a great opportunity for people in the area to be able to see a world-class musician on their own doorstep. It is an opportunity not to be missed.”
Those attending the concert can expect to find something to their liking with old favourites like Robbie William’s Angels as well as the atmospheric suite ‘The Rising Sun’ by Allen Vizzuti, painting three evocative and contrasting pictures of Japan with the piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn and Bb trumpet.
The concert will be in St Giles Church on Sunday, November 2. Doors open at 1.00pm with the concert starting at 1.30pm.
Tickets are just £5 for an adult and £3 concession and will be available on the door.