Course in Historical trumpet Building.

Dear NAMIR Members, A message from Peter Pollard;
Dear All,
I am so happy to be hosting some very special courses at my workshop in UK and Spain.
The course will be lead by my good friend Francisco Perez Ferrer.
Due to the overwhelming interest in this course we have decided to offer several during 2014.
Please contact me if you are interested and I will discuss costs,dates and facts with you.
Thank you.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Kind Regards
Peter Pollard.

Francisco A. Pérez Ferrer
(Alicante 1.976) played a trumpet for first time at the age of 11. Very soon he earned his Bachelor in Music
Performance and the Teaching Degree Diploma at the age of 16. On the same year (1993) he won an audition and became member of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain. Later, he obtained with honours the Master’s Degree in Music Performance and Teaching.
Highlights from his musical career:
Principal Trumpet at Alicante Symphony Orchestra (1.996-1.999); Murcia Symphony Orchestra (2.002) or Orquesta Sinaloa de las Artes (Sinaloa State Symphony, Sin, Mexico) where he were the best-paid trumpet player in the whole country.
Has been invited to auditioning for the most prestigious positions by many other world-renamed orchestras, such as Gewandhaus Orchester of Leipzig (Germany) or the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet position (Adolph Herseth Chair) in 2.003 & 2.004.
Even has been an Recording Studio player for the Universal Studios, and played several Solo performances in Europe, America and Asia.
Recently has left his position as Trumpet Tutor of the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra.
His trumpet-building vocation comes from his early musician days, were he was self-trained.
Currently He owns a small trumpet workshop, where Francisco Pérez makes Historical Replicas as well as the most modern state-of-art piston valve trumpets for top artists from USA, France, Sweden or Japan among many others.
Mr. Pérez was Ambassador of the B&S Group in Latin America until January 2013.

The TRUMPET MAKING COURSE is mostly intended for those players of brass instruments who are interested in a deep knowledge of their own instrument physics, as well as for the restoration or museum technician.
Starting from raw materials, such as brass sheet and silver solder, using similar tooling of the original maker (hammers, anvil and few mandrels), a Hanns Hainlein’s Trumpet(1.632) replica will be made. There would be other models available, but should be considered upon individual petition and subsequently study.
Working schedule will be (Mon to Fri) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A break of about 30 minutes will be taken.
Francisco Pérez will bring tooling to the workshop course.
It is forbidden to work without wearing work clothes, as well as hand gloves (for mechanical work) and hearing protection.

Brass and Woodwind. Repairs, Pollard Custom Trumpets.

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Many thanks,


About pollardtrumpets

With 46 years working in the music industry worldwide, his knowledge and experience stocks a comprehensive music store, the one stop shop for instrument advice, repairs, new and second-hand sales. Peter's apprenticeships with some of the world's leading craftsmen in Britain, the United States and Canada, have given him a thorough working knowledge of acoustical engineering and instrumental design creating a unique understanding of the instrumental needs of wind musicians. No longer will instrumental connoisseurs have to go to London when choosing and maintaining an instrument, when all their needs can be met in Manchester. A true Artisan, Peter has been fine tuning brass and woodwind instruments for musicians of the leading ensembles and institutions for many years, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds College of Music and passing on his expertise in instrumental academy seminars in Scandinavia and Europe. A UK Brass specialist, Peter's skills have led to a growing demand for his custom range of brass design and parts, trumpets, flugels, cornets, bespoke lead pipes, bells, cork parts and mouthpieces. An exponent of 5 Star spa treatments for trumpets, a Pollard MOT involves deep freeze Cryogenic resonance restoration, ultrasonic cleaning, valve alignment and the application of his own patented valve oil 'Superfly' with a unique cleaning agent to ensure agile acrobatics when playing. 'Superfly' has now been licensed for distribution in the United States and Europe. Peter is the figure driving the sponsorship masterclasses and live music at Band on the Wall attracting stars such as Bobby Shew, Snake Davis, Ian Bousfield, Jigs Wigwam and Peter King, the Comedy Store, Liverpool's the Cavern Club and the Hallé, breath of fresh air for the region's live-music industry
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