We couldn’t continue to perform at our consistent best without the ongoing support of many within Wellington Brass. From those ‘woodshedding’ in the band room to those around the committee board room, we have a number of people we should introduce.
WELCOME (BACK) MATTHEW STEIN!
Wellington Brass Band is excited on the return of Matthew Stein, welcoming him to the position of Associate Musical Director - Matt will be leading the band during some concerts in the year and taking rehearsals when David Bremner is touring - we feel very lucky to have someone of Matt's talent accepting this position.
Charlotte Hoare - President of Wellington Brass Band says: “The appointment of Matthew Stein as Associate Musical Director for 2019 is an exciting development. Matthew will be supporting the Musical Director and ensuring the level of playing is maintained throughout the year. Matthew will also be conducting the band in more community events and performances outside of the larger concerts and competitions planned for the year.”
Matthew Stein, freshly returned to New Zealand is welcome back to Wellington Brass Band from completing a Master of Music at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. Matthew is a Wellingtonian and a graduate of the New Zealand School of Music - Te Kōki, has played cornet for Wellington Brass Band previously as both Soprano and Principal Cornet. Matthew was NZSM Brass Player of the Year 2010, Championship Cornet 2014 and recipient of the Brassiers and Armourers Brass Prize at the Guildhall in 2017. Stein has conducted Wellington South Salvation Army band amongst other bands. He is currently performing with the Royal Air Force Band of New Zealand and Orchestra Wellington.
Matthew will be performing Principal Cornet on stage for Town Hall Series: Wellington.