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 (L to R): Sarah Williams, Helen Vollam, Becky SmithandJayne Murrillbring 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 remarkable 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. Bones Apart play onConn-Selmerand Vincent Bach trombones.
" musically and technically world class "
" Bones Apart is, without question, one of the finest trombone quartets in the world "
" A magnificent display of playing "
" Bones Apart just get better and better."
" they transcend the stereotype of their instrument "