Derek Lockhart, Trumpet | Eric Berlin, Trumpet | Victor Sungarian, French Horn | Greg Spiridopoulos, Trombone | Kenneth Amis, Tuba
Manager: Mark Z. Alpert
Management Territory: Worldwide
"They simply have no competition... any Empire Brass performance live or on a recording sends a thrill of pleasure through your nervous system." THE BOSTON GLOBE
"If there is a brass quintet that has more charisma, virtuosity and imagination than the Empire Brass, it hasn't yet played Chicago." THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"They exhibited virtuosity and versatility far beyond the normal call of concert duty. You have not often heard an ensemble that played with more gusto than this one." NEW YORK TIMES
Both the Empire Brass and CAMI mourn the passing of its founder, the incomparable, Rolf Smedvig. As per Rolf's wishes, the legacy will continue.
The Empire Brass enjoys an international reputation as North America's finest brass quintet, renowned for its brilliant virtuosity and the unparalleled diversity of its repertoire.
The five musicians - all of whom have held leading positions with major American orchestras - perform over 100 concerts a year in cities such as New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington, London . . . , Zurich and Tokyo.
With their best-selling recordings on the Telarc label they have introduced an even larger audience worldwide to the excitement of brass music that ranges from Bach and Handel to jazz and Broadway.
They are equally at home in the majestically antiphonal works that Gabrieli composed for St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice and the exuberantly show stopping tunes that Richard Rodgers and Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote for Broadway.