Artists :: Tony Small

Tony Small

Tony Small studied at Cardiff University and the Royal Academy of Music, London.  A very experienced trumpet player he has performed with several London Orchestras, Welsh National Opera, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra and many others, including much work on radio/television, in theatres, variety shows, jazz and big bands etc.

He formed Penclawdd Brass Band in 1973, West Glamorgan Youth Band in 1974 and was a founder of the NYBB of Wales in 1981.  Tony conducted Penclawdd to the 1983 British Championship Second Section title and WGYBB to three British titles in the Youth Section finals of 1984, 1986 and 1989.

Tony is a very successful and experienced teacher and was formerly a Principal Advisory Music Teacher for West Glamorgan, directing the County Brass Band in addition to the Big Band. He is an examiner for Trinity Guildhall and a Mentor Teacher for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

He has an enviable reputation for developing young talent.  To date, Penclawdd Band has supplied the National Youth Brass Band of Wales with their principal cornet for 10 of their 24 courses, thanks to Tony Small's exemplary work.

Tony is also a skilful arranger and Prima Vista are delighted to present his work in our catalogue.

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