Air Miles Racking Up
Paul Lovatt-Cooper will be racking up the air miles as he flies back and forth across Europe to try and catch up with the latest performances of some of his new works for brass.

The Dutch National Brass Band Championships and the Swiss National Brass Band Championships take place over the weekend, with two major works from Paul, one a world premier, being performed.

Paul’s 'The Dark Side of the Moon' has been selected by the Dutch Federation of Brass Bands as the set work for their Third Section which will take place this Friday evening, and Paul has accepted an invitation to attend the contest as their VIP guest.

Paul will travel with his father (to whom the piece is dedicated) to Groningen, Holland to enjoy listening to the performances of his work.

That though marks just the start of a whistle stop trip, as Paul then flies back to England the next day to enjoy the annual Black Dyke Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Saturday.

Straight after, he then flies to Montreux in Switzerland to hear the world premier of his championship section test piece 'Antarctica' which is being performed by one of the competing bands at the Swiss National Championships.

Paul commented: “I’m looking forward to an action packed weekend. It will be great to hear the various performances of ‘Dark Side’ and the world premier of ‘Antarctica’ all sandwiched in between the Black Dyke dinner which is one of the bands favourite gatherings.”
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