On December 26th, 2014 His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced that Dr. CC (“Chuck”) Daellenbach has been named a Member of the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour,[...]
Happy Chinese New Year! We are excited to announce that our recent recording, Great Wall of China, has been nominated for a JUNO award as Instrumental Album of the Year. In honor of Chinese New Year, which began on February 19th, we are[...]
New Brass Quintet Publications: Bach and Beethoven! We have recently published a few new quintets that will be great additions to any ensemble’s repertoire. J.S. Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring has been adapted by Chris Coletti and is available[...]
Canadian Brass are in Asia! Currently halfway through a 21 day tour of Japan, Macau and Hong Kong, the famous quintet has 14 concerts and over a dozen master classes and other events this month. Stay in touch via Facebook, Instagram[...]
What others say about us
This concert was an exquisite blend of prime technique, showmanship, musicality and humor. Discriminating music connoisseurs will hopefully realize from the Hult Center performance that the Canadian Brass is not simply an ensemble that one must hear, but an ensemble that one must see as well.
Eliot Graso, Musicology Professor, University of Oregon, for Register-Guard
Each one a virtuoso musician in his own right, there was nary a sour note or missed beat in the lot as they brought life to the music and turned it into an organic, living and breathing entity that filled every square inch of the auditorium to thunderous applause and brought the near capacity crowd to its feet several times.
H. Craig Erskine III, The Akron Citizen Journal
From casual listeners to avid brass music fans, when the public hears the name Canadian Brass
what comes to mind immediately is world-class musicians, exciting and unusual performances,
and a love of music-making. You can’t help but be caught up in the electricity of a Canadian
Brass performance because of their virtuosity, interesting programming, and the unique way they
relate to an audience.
Craig Pare, DePauw University Press
No matter the changes over time, what began in Toronto remains a vital metal force. This five-man band plays great music from across the centuries with humour and panache.
Peter Robb, The Ottawa Citizen
The Canadian Brass has probably done more to popularize the modern brass quintet than any ensemble before it. The group has managed to entertain audiences with popular arrangements and zany choreography but also appeal to brass aficionados with challenging renditions of Gabrieli, Palestrina and Bach.
Jeff Spurgeon, WQXR.org
If there’s anything guaranteed in life it’s that you will be thoroughly entertained, uplifted, and satisfied when you listen to a Canadian Brass recording – any Canadian Brass recording. There’s all the wondrous technical bedazzlement and trademark humor, elevated to inimitable artistic heights by the awe-inspiring polish and always-present musicality. Indispensable!
David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
The musicianship and precision of this group is impeccable and, as a result, it allows the audience a chance to thoroughly enjoy each selection, knowing that the quality will always be extraordinary.
Paul Moen, Altonaecho.com
One need not be partial to brass, or even to classical music, to love Canadian Brass. For these famous five are masters not only of music but also of presentation. After 40 years on stage, they've got the chops of virtuosos and the deadpan delivery of the best stand-up comics.
Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer
These are the men who put brass music on the map: with their unbeatable blend of virtuosity, spontaneity and humor, they brighten the rosters of concert halls, international festivals and orchestra series throughout the world. Their numerous recordings, frequent television appearances and tireless efforts in the realm of music education have resulted in vast new audiences for the art of the Canadian Brass.