" ... they transcend the stereotype of their instrument "
International Trumpet Soloist
About Bones Apart
Bones Apart is a highly acclaimed trombone quartet based in the UK. Since its inception in 1999, the quartet has rapidly gained international recognition as a leading ensemble in brass chamber music. The group has performed its unique and diverse repertoire to audiences worldwide. The members of the ensemble: Helen Vollam, Lorna McDonald, Becky Smith and Jayne Murrill bring together a wealth of performing experience at the highest level, from symphony and chamber orchestra, early and contemporary music, to brass band and jazz.
Bones Apart is committed to raising the profile of the trombone as a chamber music instrument by demonstrating its versatility. Through commissioning new works and arrangements Bones Apart has expanded not only the repertoire but the boundaries of brass chamber music, widening its appeal to an ever increasing audience.
In 2001 Bones Apart won the Royal Over-Seas League chamber music prize and went on to appear at the Edinburgh International Festival, Music In The Round, the Wigmore Hall, St Martin in the Fields and Queen Elizabeth Hall, in addition to broadcasts on BBC television and radio. Bones Apart regularly gives education workshops in schools and colleges throughout the UK. The ensemble has travelled extensively throughout Europe, the United States and Japan presenting masterclasses at Universities and Music Conservatoires. They are proud to be ambassadors for pBone and play on Conn-Selmer trombones.
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