Trombone artist Barbara Sigler joined the quintet in 1991, Bob Lipton and his tuba have been with us since 1993 and hornist Brian Holmes joined the Menlo Brass in 2006.
Dr. Brian Holmes, on French Horn, Joins the Menlo Brass
, French horn
August 5, 2006 - Menlo Park, California - We are pleased to announce that French hornist Brian Holmes has joined the Menlo Brass Quintet.
is already well known to the musical community in the San Francisco Bay Area as a published composer and skilled musician.
The Menlo Brass
have been working collaboratively with Brian
(as a composer and arranger, as well as on horn) since first getting together in 1985.
We are looking forward to a long and fruitful association with this talented artist.
Having followed his
career since our meeting, we could not have been happier when he
accepted the invitation to take over the French horn chair.
brings a wealth of performing and composing experience to Menlo Brass
is co-principal horn of the Peninsula Symphony, a member of the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra
, and has played regularly with the San Jose Symphony and Opera San Jose.
Active as a composer, he
usually writes for chorus or solo voice, with numerous performances, awards, commissions, broadcasts, and publications to his
Brian received a Bachelor's degree from Pomona College, and earned a PhD in experimental low temperature physics from Boston University.
He is a professor of Physics at San Jose State University.
He is also a nationally recognized expert on the physics of brass musical instruments, giving many invited talks all over the country.