09/06/2017 - A particularly great feat for one of our alumni this week - British bass trombonist and EUYO alumnus James Buckle has just become the first brass winner of the Royal Over-seas League Competition (ROSL)! The final of the competition took place at on Wednesday 7 June at Cadogan Hall in London in the presence of HRH Princess Alexandra, which saw the 23 year old emerge triumphantly after a programme which included Eugene Bozza’s suave ‘New Orleans’ and Robert Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro in A flat major.
ROSL ARTS Director Geoff Parkin said of Buckle: "To play with such character, commitment and technical assurance on an instrument which you might not normally associate with solo recital performance is a huge achievement and I look forward to seeing his career progress in the future."
The ROSL competition, which was founded in 1952, has a string of distinguished past winners such as cellist Jacqueline du Pré (1961), pianist John Lill (1963) and Melvyn Tan (1976). Congratulations James!
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Photo Credit: James McCormick