Alba Brass is now one of the most well established Brass Quintets in Scotland. Since their 2004 debut at the Aracena International Chamber Music Competition in Spain, they have performed throughout Scotland and the United Kingdom, as well as undertaking several international tours.


In addition to performing the standard brass quintet repertoire, Alba Brass have commissioned much new work that includes vocal, jazz and folk elements. Their concert programmes are often genre-bending, but also demonstrate that the brass quintet, sometimes referred to as the baby of the chamber music world, has in the twenty-first century an equal-footing with mainstream ensembles.


The group are frequently recorded for the BBC’s ‘Songs of Praise’. Read reviews of the ensemble here.


The quintet are currently recording an album of their commissions from the past decade. The recording is funded by Creative Scotland and due for release in June 2017.








Alba Brass have appeared at:


The Durham International Brass Festival

Cottier Chamber Project

St Andrews Brass Festival

Celtic Connections

Arcena Chamber Music Festival

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Homecoming Scotland, San Francisco

STV Spirit of Scotland Awards

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation

Loch Shiel Spring Festival


...and many more.


The ensemble has had successful funding applications from:


Performing Rights Society

Creative Scotland

Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust

Hope Scott Trust