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Stephanie Dyer (Trombone Tenor, Trombone Alto, Sackbut) ProfileAlso: Euphonium, Trombone Bass, Sackbut Bass, Trumpet Bass, Conductor, Copyist, Journalist, Piano, Programme Notes 

Orchestral bookings (since March 2012)

  • Orchestras: Chameleon Arts Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Classical Opera Company.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Brandenburg Sinfonia, Croydon Orchestral Ensemble, English Chamber Orchestra, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Sinfonia Verdi.
  • Chamber Groups: Chaconne Brass.

Stephanie's orchestral work also includes

All Souls Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Angel Orchestra, Ardente Opera, Beethoven Ensemble, Brent Symphony Orchestra, Cambridge Philharmonic Society, Camden Chamber Orchestra, Cardiff Sinfonietta, City of Cardiff Symphony Orchestra, Corinthian Chamber Orchestra, De Havilland Philharmonic, EC4 Music, Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra, Forest Philharmonic Orchestra, Hampstead Sinfonietta/Royal Free Music Society, Haydn Chamber Orchestra, I Maestri, London Arts Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru (inc. bass trumpet), Orpington Symphony Orchestra, St Paul's Sinfonia, Welsh Sinfonia.

Shows: Calamity Jane, Carousel, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, Sweet Charity and West Side Story (inc. trombone chair for the production in London's Fleet Street).

Operas: Ardente Opera, Rough for Opera/Second Movement and Shadwell Opera.

Chamber Music: Cambridge Brass, performance for the Rt. Hon. Tony Blair and family at 10 Downing Street, Prime Brass (inc. euphonium), numerous brass ensemble engagements and the Welsh National Opera Brass Dectret.

Concertos: Rimsky-Korsakov Trombone Concerto (soloist, tour of France) and Johann Georg Albrechtsberger Concerto in B flat major for Alto Trombone and String Orchestra (director and soloist, King's College Chapel).

Recitals in such venues as the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Cardiff), Gonville and Caius College (Cambridge), King's College (Cambridge), London Heathrow (International Lions Club Annual Convention), Birmingham Conservatoire, Trinity College Chapel (Cambridge), Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge), St Paul's Church (Bedford), Civic Hall (Welwyn) and St John's Church (Waterloo).

Concert/Wind Bands: BBC Elstree Concert Band, Cambridge Symphonic Winds and performances for H.R.H Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at the European Summit.

Brass Bands: City of Cardiff Brass Band, Regent Brass, Tongwynlais Temperance Silver Band and Ware Brass.

Contemporary: Cambridge New Music Ensemble, Ensemble CB3, Minimalism at 50 Kings Place, principal trombone chair in the London pit orchestra for the world premiere production of contemporary opera These Things Happen by Jonathan Pease and for Kate Whitley's chamber opera Unknown Position for Rough for Opera/Second Movement.

New pieces composed for Stephanie

  • The Conquests of Zeus: Four Mythic Pieces for tenor trombone and piano - Oliver Rudland
  • Ice for tenor trombone and piano - Gareth Wood
  • Wandering Lighthouses for tenor trombone and organ - Ewan Campbell
  • Andromede for tenor trombone and piano - Simon Brown
  • Annus Mirabilis for solo tenor trombone - Toby Young
  • Songs and Dances for tenor trombone and piano - Toby Young

Jazz & Related Genres: BBig Band, Galaxy Big Band, Harmony in Harlem, Live and Let Funk (at the Spotify Xmas Party), Opus 17 Swing Band, performances at the Welsh BAFTAs, numerous small jazz combos and Wonderbrass (inc. supporting Tom Jones).

Sessions with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Workshops/Creative Projects

  • The Rite of Spring Project (Peckham Rye Multi-Storey Carpark/CNME)
  • Rendezvous project: Fraser Trainer's Songs from the Cowshed (MK Dons Football Club/MKCO)
  • Blues, Jesuitical, Klezmer and Egyptian/Middle-Eastern compositions (Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge)
  • Sufi Music, Electronic Music, Drum 'n' Bass and Skeletal Pieces (NYOGB)

Recorded collaboration with Simpiwe Matole - multi-instrumentalist, singer and dancer in the South African percussion ensemble Amampondo.

Choral Exhibition with King's Voices.

Training

  • University of Cambridge Music and Operatic Societies, Choirs, Orchestras, Chamber, Brass and Jazz Ensembles and Big Bands
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Big Bands and Jazz Ensembles
  • National Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • National Youth Orchestra of Wales (inc. collaborations with BBC National Orchestra of Wales)
  • National Youth Symphonic Brass Wales
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (inc. euphonium)
  • National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Wales
  • National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales
  • CAVMS Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Youth Orchestra
  • Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Symphonic Brass
  • Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan High Schools' and Youth Wind Bands
  • Classic FM/Yamaha Kemble School of Music
  • National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain

Stephanie Dyer is a highly versatile classical, contemporary, jazz and early trombonist..

A historical trombone (sackbut) specialist, Stephanie is a member of world renowed, virtuoso cornett and sackbut ensemble His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts. She can also be heard performing frequently with other acclaimed period instrument groups.

An experienced trombonist, Stephanie enjoys chamber music and symphonic work, from solo recitals and brass ensembles to small and large-scale orchestral or operatic projects, and is equally at home in the theatre pit as on the concert platform or in a recording studio.

Stephanie is also a stylish jazz and contemporary musician. Her passion for creativity, expressivity and improvisation derives from her unique training as a historically informed and modern performer.

A keen educator, Stephanie welcomes enquiries for coaching, demonstrations, teaching and workshops.

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

  • Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (2016-)
  • Royal Academy of Music (2013-15; Regent Fellow 2015-16)
  • King's College, University of Cambridge (2006-9)

Prizes and Awards

  • Lions European Musical Competition (UK Finalist)
  • Richard Fice Memorial Award (Winner)
  • Plasmawr Young Musician of the Year (Winner)
  • Robert Lewin Scholarship (Awards for Young Musicians)
  • Liz Rorison Award (National Children's Orchestra)

Teachers

John Leach, John Hendy, Denis Wick, Dudley Bright, Simon Wills, Kevin Price, Roger Cutts, Roger Argente and Helen Vollam.
Masterclasses with Ian Bousfield, Denis Wick, Peter Gane, Don Lucas, Kevin Morgan, Bones Apart and Jiggs Wigham.

Sackbut: Charles Toet, Adam Woolf, Emily White

Trombone: Dudley Bright, John Hendy, John Leach

Stephanie joined Morgensterns in July 2010

Stephanie's web profile was last updated 18th Mar 2017

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Stephanie Dyer (Trombone Tenor, Trombone Alto, Sackbut) ProfileAlso: Euphonium, Trombone Bass, Sackbut Bass, Trumpet Bass, Conductor, Copyist, Journalist, Piano, Programme Notes 

Stephanie Dyer, a music graduate of King's College, Cambridge, is establishing a reputation as one of the finest musicians of her generation. An accomplished performer of a wide variety of styles - from Baroque through contemporary to jazz and related global genres - and an outstanding chamber and orchestral musician and soloist, Stephanie has worked with many of the world's greatest conductors, singers and instrumentalists and with some of the UK's top ensembles.

Born in Wales in 1987, Stephanie began her musical education in a local village before winning the principal trombone chair of the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain, aged 10 - a position she held for three years. She made her concerto debut aged 13 - the same year in which she was the youngest ever principal trombonist of the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales and lead trombonist of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Wales - with performances in Cardiff and on tour in France, and became a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, with whom she remained for four years; she later became a member of National Youth Symphonic Brass Wales, the National Youth Orchestra of Wales and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Whilst still at school Stephanie worked with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Welsh National Opera Brass Dectet and with acclaimed large soul-funk-ska-latin-jazz group Wonderbrass, notably performing at the Brecon, Lichfield, Cheltenham and Marlborough International Jazz Festivals.

Throughout university Stephanie not only held a three-year choral exhibition with King's Voices but also performed extensively as principal trombone in the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra, Cambridge University Musical Society I and the Cambridge University Brass Ensemble; performed recitals in Gonville and Caius College, King's College and Trinity College Chapel; gave solo performances at the Birmingham Conservatoire and at the International Lions Club Annual Convention in London as national finalist of the Lions European Musical Competition; and directed and performed Albrechtsberger's Concerto for Alto Trombone and String Orchestra in King's College Chapel.

A number of new pieces have been written for Stephanie, including works by up-coming composers - Songs and Dances for tenor trombone and piano (January 2009) and Annus Mirabilis for solo tenor trombone (March 2009) by Toby Young; Wandering Lighthouses for tenor trombone and organ (February 2010) by Ewan Campbell; and The Conquests of Zeus: Four Mythic Pieces for tenor trombone and piano (August 2010) by Oliver Rudland, Andromede for tenor trombone and piano (April 2009) by established choral composer Simon Brown, and Ice for tenor trombone and piano (January 2010) by renowned Welsh composer Gareth Wood.

Stephanie has had the privilege of performing for the Royal Family, The Rt. Hon. Tony Blair and family, Sir Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Colin Jackson, Tami-Grey Thompson, Jilly Cooper, David Haye, Juliet Stevenson CBE, Frankie Dettori, Richard Madeley, Judy Finnigan, Howard Goodall and Mark-Anthony Turnage.

Recent highlights include a performance of Terry Riley's In C with pianists Katia and Marielle Labéque, cellist Matthew Barley and bassist Chi-Chi Nwanoku, Berio Laborintus II with the Anglia Sinfonia, opera gala concerts at the Brighton Dome with Dame Felicity Lott and at the Cardiff Music Festival with Dennis O'Neill, and a performance with the 'WOW' (Women of the World Festival) Orchestra conducted by Sue Perkins at the Southbank Centre, featuring Marin Alsop and Sandi Toksvig.

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Stephanie Dyer (Trombone Tenor, Trombone Alto, Sackbut) ProfileAlso: Euphonium, Trombone Bass, Sackbut Bass, Trumpet Bass, Conductor, Copyist, Journalist, Piano, Programme Notes 

Education/Outreach experience

Family Music Day: Britten Sinfonia

Teaching experience

Private Tuition: Individual lessons of up to one hour for male and female brass, piano, aural and theory students, aged 8--18, from beginners to advanced.

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Stephanie Dyer (Trombone Tenor, Trombone Alto, Sackbut) ProfileAlso: Euphonium, Trombone Bass, Sackbut Bass, Trumpet Bass, Conductor, Copyist, Journalist, Piano, Programme Notes 

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Stephanie Dyer (Trombone Tenor, Trombone Alto, Sackbut) ProfileAlso: Euphonium, Trombone Bass, Sackbut Bass, Trumpet Bass, Conductor, Copyist, Journalist, Piano, Programme Notes 

STEPHANIE Dyer Sample Repertoire

Trombone & Symphony Orchestra

  • BLOCH, Ernest: Symphony
  • BOURGEOIS, Derek: Concerto
  • DAVID, Ferdinand: Concertino
  • GREGSON, Edward: Concerto
  • GRØNDAHL, Launy: Concerto
  • JACOB, Gordon: Concerto
  • ROTA, Nino: Concerto
  • TOMASI, Henri: Concerto

Trombone & String Orchestra

  • LARSSON, Lars-Erik: Concertino
  • MILHAUD, Darius: Concertino d'hiver

Alto Trombone, Chamber Orchestra & Basso Continuo

  • HAYDN, Michael: Concerto in D major
  • MOZART, Leopold: Concerto in D major
  • WAGENSEIL, Georg Christoph: Concerto in E flat

Alto Trombone, String Orchestra & Basso Continuo

  • ALBRECHTSBERGER, Johann Georg: Concerto in B flat

Trombone & Brass Band

  • LANGFORD, Gordon: Rhapsody

Trombone & Wind Band

  • DE MEIJ, Johann: T-Bone Concerto
  • JACOB, Gordon: Concertino
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, Nicolai: Trombone Concerto

Trombone & Piano

  • ALBRECHTSBERGER, Johann Georg: Concerto
  • BLAZHEVICH, Vladislav Mikhaylovich: Concert Piece No. 5
  • BLOCH, Ernest: Symphony
  • BOURGEOIS, Derek: Concerto
  • BOZZA, Eugène: Ballade
  • BOZZA, Eugène: Homage à Bach
  • * BROWN, Simon: Andromede
  • DAVID, Ferdinand: Concertino
  • DEFAYE, Jean-Michel: A la manière de Vivaldi
  • DE MEIJ, Johann: T-Bone Concerto
  • DUTILLEUX, Henri: Choral, cadence et fugato
  • GREGSON, Edward: Concerto
  • GRØNDAHL, Launy: Concerto
  • GUILMANT, Alexandre: Morceau symphonique
  • HANDEL, George Frideric: Concerto in F minor
  • HAYDN, Michael: Concerto in D major
  • HINDEMITH, Paul: Sonata
  • HOROVITZ, Joseph: Adam-Blues
  • JACOB, Gordon: Concertino
  • JACOB, Gordon: Concerto
  • JACOB, Gordon: Sonata
  • LANGFORD, Gordon: Rhapsody
  • LARSSON, Lars-Erik: Concertino
  • LINDBERG, Christian: Los Bandidos
  • MILHAUD, Darius: Concertino d'hiver
  • MOZART, Leopold: Concerto in D major
  • POOT, Marcel: Impromptu
  • PRYOR, Arthur: Blue Bells of Scotland
  • RAUM, Elizabeth: Fantasy
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, Nicolai: Concerto
  • ROTA, Nino: Concerto
  • * RUDLAND, Oliver: The Conquests of Zeus
  • SAINT-SAËNS, Camille: Cavatine
  • SAINT-SAËNS, Camille: The Swan
  • SANDSTRÖM, Jan: Sång till Lotta
  • TOMASI, Henri: Concerto
  • * YOUNG, Toby: Songs and Dances
  • WAGENSEIL, Georg Christoph: Concerto in E flat
  • WEBER, Carl Maria von: Romance
  • * WOOD, Gareth: Ice

Trombone & Organ
  • * CAMPBELL, Ewan: Wandering Lighthouses
  • CESARE, Giovanni Martino: La Hieronyma
  • GUILMANT, Alexandre: Morceau symphonique
  • HANDEL, George Frideric: Sonata in A minor
  • HOLST, Gustav: Concertante

Unaccompanied Trombone

  • ARNOLD, Sir Malcolm: Fantasy for Trombone
  • BACH, Johann Sebastian: Cello Suite Nos. 1-6
  • BERNSTEIN, Leonard: Elegy for Mippy II
  • KENNY, John: Fanfare
  • SANDSTRÖM, Jan: Cadenza de la Mancha
  • * YOUNG, Toby: Annus Mirabilis

* denotes pieces composed for Stephanie

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Stephanie Dyer (Trombone Tenor, Trombone Alto, Sackbut) ProfileAlso: Euphonium, Trombone Bass, Sackbut Bass, Trumpet Bass, Conductor, Copyist, Journalist, Piano, Programme Notes 

Discography

  • Ware Brass Choreography
  • Cambrensis Orchestra Good News, Great Joy!
  • Tongwynlias Temperance Silver Band Castell Coch (TTSB: TTSB101)
  • Boy George Limited Edition EP

Reviews

  • Fitz Prom
  • by Mike Levy
  • Trombonist Stephanie Dyer hits the Fitzwilliam
  • Nanki-Poo, you Mikado followers will remember, disguised himself as a 'second trombone'. Even before Gilbert and Sullivan's day, the instrument was seen as a something to smile about. The trombone has a unique ability to make silly sounds like sliding down the scale (the accompaniment to many banana skin comedies) or a deep rasping bass note sounding like a very rude raspberry. It also looks rather comical with its very lanky appearance made ever more gigantic with its extendibility that would put a B&Q ladder to shame.
  • Hats off then to the Cambridge Summer Music Festival for programming one of its precious Sunday proms at the Fitzwilliam Museum to a recital devoted to the brass instrument. A packed house enjoyed soloist Stephanie Dyer make us think again about the versatility of the trombone. She was more than adequately accompanied by fellow Cambridge graduate Matthew Fletcher on piano.
  • The 45-minute recital began with a hearty showcase piece by Saint-Saëns - his Cavatine, Op. 144. Young Dyer was always spot on with her notes and played in instinctive partnership with the piano. The short opener was followed by a rather melancholy piece, a Romance by Weber (not the famous Weber but a later more obscure one). Though it didn't quite convince me that the trombone could really do sad yearning, Dyer played with grace and command.
  • Things livened up with Rimsky-Korsakov's spirited Trombone Concerto - a canter through the abilities of the instrument - from light classical horny frippery to some unnerving foghorn-like blasts. Dyer and Fletcher left the best till last: Hindemith's Sonata - four varied and richly layered movements that gave the piano much more prominence especially in the rather lovely second movement.
  • There was a very exciting finale where the trombone did what it does best - sound like a frenzied hunting horn on heat. The musical pair received a warm and well-deserved ovation and an audience that from now on won't snigger when they hear a trombone.
  • Stephanie Dyer played at the Fitzwilliam Museum on Sunday 1st August 2010 as part of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival.
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Stephanie Dyer (Trombone Tenor, Trombone Alto, Sackbut) ProfileAlso: Euphonium, Trombone Bass, Sackbut Bass, Trumpet Bass, Conductor, Copyist, Journalist, Piano, Programme Notes 

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