Birmingham Symphonic Winds, which is supported by Tristone Capital, has hit the perfect note, after being announced as one of the winners of Britain’s Big Platinum Performance – Classic FM’s nationwide search to showcase the UK’s best leisure-time music groups, champion the everyday musician and celebrate non-professional ensembles.
From thousands of entries across the UK, Birmingham Symphonic Winds has been chosen as one of seven groups – one for each decade of The Queen’s reign – to have their performance professionally-recorded and broadcast on air on Classic FM. The recording, featuring all seven winners, will be gifted to The Queen in her Platinum Jubilee year.
Phil Ledgard, Chief Financial Officer at Tristone Capital, commented: “We’re absolutely delighted that Birmingham Symphonic Winds has been chosen as one of the winners in Britain’s Big Platinum Performance. We’re extremely proud to be supporting the orchestra and will continue to follow the group of talented musicians on their musical journey, which has been spurred on by this wonderful achievement.”
Birmingham Symphonic Winds was established in 1992 – the same year as Classic FM – by its Music Director Keith Allen, to meet the demands of players in the area wanting to perform with a high-quality wind ensemble. The 45-strong orchestra is made up of players who live and work in Birmingham and has earned an international reputation, playing at concerts and festivals across the world.