The Ossa Trombone Quartet in Concert  
  Ossa Trombone Quartet  
  Alex Campbell, James Richardson, Andrew McCoy and Brendan Brett  

On Sunday 11 Sept 2011 the Ossa Quartet performed a selection of quartet and solo pieces displaying their considerable talent. The Quartet consists of our own Andrew McCoy and three other young trombonists who study together in the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music in London.

Andrew began playing trombone at the age of 8, winning an award in his first year for "The most promising brass player" at the City of Belfast School of Music. At 11 he became a member of the National Children's Orchestra and at 13 was awarded the Leverhulme Trust Scholarship. He plays with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and has played in the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain, the Ulster Youth Orchestra, the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra and the Royal College of Music Sinfonia and Symphony Orchestra.

Alex is from Surrey and started studying piano and trombone at the RCM Junior dept at 12, sitting as principal in the Symphony Orchestra for two years. He achieved a place in the National Youth Orchestra at 15 and is hoping in October to take an offer to read music at Christ Church, Oxford.

James studies at both the RCM and the Purcell School. He has been a member of the National Youth Wind ensemble for several years. He is also a keen percussionist.

Brendan is from Oxford and has studied at the RCM for four years. As well as trombone he has studied piano, voice and composition. He has given a number of recitals in Oxford and plays with several orchestras including the Aldworth Philarmonic based near Reading.

We wish these very talented young musicians best wishes in their studies.