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Les Neish tuba, Martyn Parkes piano

October 2, 2016 10:30 am
October 2, 2016 12:00 am
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Known for his musicianship, artistry and high level of communication, Les Neish dazzles audiences with fabulous technique and the real essence of music making: fun.

Performing the first solo tuba recital at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Les has always pushed the boundaries, leading him to a performance at Millennium Park, Chicago and recording with pop star Sting. 2018 will see a partnership with the Black Dyke Brass Band as soloist-in-association. Away from solo performance, Les is part of the tuba section of the world famous Brass Band of Battle Creek; as a chamber musician, he is a member of the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble, a group with a 30 year history of performance in over 60 countries.  Check out his website for more info and hear his new album ‘Affinity” on Spotify and iTunes.

Since becoming a professional piano accompanist in 1997, Martyn Parkes has been fortunate enough to work with some of the world’s best instrumentalists and singers, giving recitals at many prestigious venues including the Bridgewater Hall, Wigmore Hall, St Martin in the Fields and St James’s Piccadilly, UK, as well as recitals in Iceland, Australia and New Zealand. He has performed and recorded as orchestral pianist with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra and Manchester Camerata.