KamBrass, a brass quintet born in 2017 in Barcelona, is one of the most promising groups on the current music scene. Curiosity and passion for chamber music are the incentives shared by the five friends to create this project. The interest for the premiere of unpublished works, original music for the ensemble and idiomatic arrangements establish versatility as a hallmark, represented through the repertoire at each concert. Always with musicality as the backbone.
During their career they have been awarded with several international prizes. In 2022, they were awarded the 1st Prize of the Philip Jones Brass Prize in Lucerne (Switzerland), the 2nd Prize of the Anton Garcia Abril Chamber Music Competition in Baza, Granada (Spain) and the 2nd Prize of the Cambra Romànica Competition in Andorra. In 2021, they won the American Brass Quintet Prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in the United States and they were also semi-finalists of the renowned Juventudes Musicales de España Competition. In December 2020 they received the 2nd Prize at the Orpheus Swiss Chamber Music Competition and the Gold Star Award in the Emergent and Professional categories of the Music and Stars Awards online competition.
They have performed at renowned national and international festivals. Recently, they have received a grant by Jeunesses Musicales International to participate in the renowned Chamber Music Campus 2022 in Weikersheim, Germany, with the artistic director and founder of Artemis Quartet, Heime Müller. Also they have been selected in the Xarxa de Músiques of Joventuts Musicals de Catalunya for the 2022-2023 catalogue; they have also participated in the Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival and Palma Clàssica, performing in emblematic venues such as the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona and the Castell de Bellver in Palma de Mallorca. In Switzerland, they have made their debut at the Musikdorf Ernen Festival, the Swiss Chamber Music Festival in Adelboden, Davos Music Festival, Luzerner Orchesterhaus, among others. They will soon present their project in cities such as Zürich, as part of the Zunftkonzerten Zürich and Musikpodium Zürich festivals; Torroella de Montgrí, as part of the Fringe festival; Burgos; among others.
KamBrass have performed concerts over Catalonia, Switzerland and the Balearic Islands. In 2019, they were selected to perform in the Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival and also in the Young Musicians Festival in Ametlla del Vallès. In 2021 KamBrass offered concerts in concert halls like Luzerner Orchestarhaus and in September of the same year, they will make their debut at the Festival Musikdorf Ernen and in the Swiss Chamber Music Festival in Adelboden, performing for the first time two new commissioned compositions.
They are currently specializing in the master’s degree in chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik in Lucerne with musicians such as Antonio Lagares (Azahar Ensemble), Daniel Dodds (Festival Strings Lucerne), Immanuel Richter (Basel Sinfonieorchester), Olivier Darbellay (Berner Sinfonieorchester), Martin Schippers (Concertgebouw Orchestra), Thomas Rüedi (international soloist) and Lukas Christinat (Luzerner Sinfonieorchester). Their studies started at the Catalonia College of Music (ESMUC) with the professor Pablo Manuel Fernández. Professionals such as Matthias Hoffs (German Brass), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (Canadian Brass), the Spanish Brass quintet, among others, have also participated in the academic stage of the group.