The Mariinsky Theatre Grand Brass Ensemble
The Mariinsky Theatre Grand Brass Ensemble:
Timur Martynov (trumpet), Sergei Kryuchkov (trumpet), Vitaly Zaitsev (trumpet), Stanislav Ilchenko (trumpet), Stanislav Tses (French horn), Vladislav Kuznetsov (French horn), Igor Yakovlev (trombone), Andrei Smirnov (trombone), Vladimir Polevin (bass trombone), Alexander Dzhurri (euphonium), Nikolai Slepnev (tuba), Andrei Khotin (percussion), Vladislav Ivanov (percussion)
The Mariinsky Grand Brass Ensemble was established in 2007. Today the Mariinsky Brass Ensemble comprises fourteen musicians who perform in the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Gergiev. The ensemble tours frequently, performing in Japan, Austria and Switzerland. Moreover, the ensemble participates in three festivals and has initiated the Brass Evenings at the Mariinsky festival. The ensembleЎЇs repertoire includes works both specially written for it (Alexei PozinЎЇs brass suite Catalina and Oleg OblovЎЇs At the Party piЁЁce musicale) and arrangements of well-known opuses by Mariinsky Theatre musicians including §Ўlexei Pozin, Vladislav Ivanov, Alexei Repnikov and Gleb Biryulin.