Fraser Tannock - Trumpets
Fraser Tannock studied at Trinity College of Music, where he won several prizes including the Philip Jones Brass Prize, and went on to win the Royal Overseas League Commonwealth Competition. He has given solo recitals at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St.James' Piccadilly, the Millennium Dome and at the Palace of Versailles, and performed concertos in London, USA, France, Spain and Colombia. His recording of Leopold Mozart's Concerto in D was Classic fm's recording of the week.
Fraser has worked with London Chamber Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra, as well as with symphony orchestras in Singapore, Portugal, France and Germany.
Theatre work includes operas at ENO, Latvian National Opera, Sadler's Wells, Grange Park Opera, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and at the 450-year-old Teatro Olympico in Vicenza, and plays at the Royal National Theatre (as MD), Shakespeare’s Globe and Chichester Festival Theatre, as well as many musicals in London's West End.
In the commercial world, he has recorded for film and TV, orchestral and commercial sessions, and played festivals from Glastonbury to the Seychelles.
Emily White - Trombones
Emily White studied trombone with Alan Hutt at Wells Cathedral School, then at the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She developed an enjoyment of both contemporary and early music, and works in both fields.
Emily is a member of English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, whose 12 discs have won awards such as the Gramophone Early Music Award, Diapaison D'Or and Classic FM disc of the month. Their BBC Proms Debut was in 2012.
Emily is also a member of Chaconne Brass, a quintet that specialises in new music, and Pandora's Box, a contemporary performance ensemble with John Kenny and Miguel Tantos.
Emily has played for productions with Shakespeare's Globe Theatre since its opening in 1997, including tours to Chicago, Seoul, London West End and Barbados. She freelances regularly with The Academy of Ancient Music, The Gabrieli Consort, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the English National Ballet. Emily recently recorded sackbut for Paul McCartney on his current album, appeared on Eastenders playing the trombone, and performed sackbut in the Edinburgh International Festival with The Tiger Lilies.
Emily teaches trombone and sackbut at RWCMD. She also directs the early trombone course at Dartington International Summer School and co-directs Huntly Summer School. She also teaches at Wells Cathedral School and at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Martyn Sanderson - trombones, baritone.
Martyn graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire with first class honours in 2011. Whilst at the Conservatoire he cultivated a love for early music and decided to specialise in the Sackbut at postgraduate level. He completed his postgraduate studies with distinction in 2013. Help Musicians UK provided much needed financial support over these two years; in the first year he received a Postgraduate Award and in the second year the prestigious Ian Fleming Award. The Boise Foundation and the Corton Hyde scholarships also helped facilitate his studies.
Martyn plays on a freelance basis with many leading early music ensembles including The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The English Baroque Soloists, The Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century (Amsterdam), His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts, Florilegium, The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, The Gabrieli Consort and Players, QuintEssential Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, I Fagiolini and The Sixteen. He has toured the USA and Europe with Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists taking him to venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Palace of Versailles and a performance at the BBC Proms. Work with the OAE has included tours to Europe with Sir Simon Rattle playing Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony and Verdi’s Requiem with Marin Alsop at the BBC Proms. Martyn has recorded discs with His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts, The Choir of King’s College Cambridge, The Gabrieli Consort and Players and The Wrocław Baroque Orchestra.
Martyn is also active as a modern trombone player. He has played for the Birmingham Opera Company’s Otello broadcast by BBC television, completed a long stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company on their most recent production of Hamlet and has toured China with The Orchestra of the Swan.