The Empire Brass is a brass quintet from the United States. The group was founded in 1972. The original members had first met each other at the Tanglewood Music Center in 1970.
As of May 2015, its members include:
Derek Lockhart, trumpet,
Eric Berlin, trumpet,
Victor Sungarian, French horn,
Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone,
Kenneth Amis, tuba,
Trumpeter Rolf Smedvig (founder) died on April 27, 2015.,
The quintet tours regularly in North America, Europe, and Asia. They have been the Faculty Quintet-in-Residence at Boston University since 1976.
The Empire Brass have appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, NBC's Today Show and PBS's Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. They also make joint concert appearances with organist Douglas Major.
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