International Trumpet Artist : Francisco Perez with Intrada – November 15th – St. Stephens Church – Astley

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About Intrada

Intrada Brass Ensemble is based in Preston in Lancashire, England, and was formed originally as a quartet in the 1970’s, gradually developing into the 11-piece ensemble we have today. Intrada uses, for the most part, a 10-piece formation plus percussion, consisting of four trumpets, french horn, four trombones, tuba and percussion. This expanded brass quintet was developed in order to play a wider variety of music in concert situations than is possible with more conventional and smaller ensembles. The flexibility it gives to composers and arrangers, in terms of texture, colour, range and dynamic contrast, are considerable, especially when mutes and other instruments such as piccolo and D/Eb trumpets, flugel horn and a wide variety of percussion are skillfully wielded.

The Seed was planted

The idea of a brass ensemble came to the world renowned trumpet player Philip Jones in 1965. At the time he was playing with the Royal Opera House Orchestra in London, and his idea was that a brass ensemble would be able to demonstrate the versatility and virtuosity of classical brass musicians unlike any other group where brass players were heard. Brass ensembles of this kind didn’t exist at this time, and just as Philip Jones started from scratch with the concept, specific and original arrangements and new compositions had to be created. He formed the now legendary Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (now London Brass, since Philip’s retirement) which many groups, including our own, have tried to emulate.


We carry out all sorts of engagements, from easy listening and wedding music, to full formal concerts. Some of these involve other performers, such as choirs, while others feature the variety of Intrada Brass Ensemble exclusively. Intrada is available in its full 11-piece formation, or smaller groups (quintet, for example) to provide that extra special accompaniment to wedding ceremonies.

A considerable amount of our repertoire is arranged by members of the ensemble, which means that Intrada will always have something new for you to listen to, though we don’t neglect any of your old favorites. We play a wide range of light music through to classical – for more information check out our repertoire page.

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 cames 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.






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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