Premiere of new version of Trombone Concerto
15th April 2013
Gregson’s Trombone Concerto was originally commissioned by the Bedfordshire Education Authority in 1979 specially for Michael Hext (trombone) who a year earlier had won the very first BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. It was premiered by Michael Hext and the Bedfordshire County Youth Orchestra, conducted by Michael Rose, at the Royal College of Music in 1979. The work was recently recorded on an all Gregson CD on the Chandos label by Peter Moore (trombone) winner of the 2008 BBC competition at the tender age of 12. He is accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Bramwell Tovey.