Connington and Knight complete GB medal sweep

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Following the success of the Guildhall-based Spitfire Trombone Quartet yesterday, the two other Brits in the finals of the International Trombone Festival comptetitions were successful in beating young trombonists from around the world. Matt Knight and Andrew Connington, flushed with success at the ITF Andrew Connington, student at the Royal Academy of Music, won the Larry Wiehe/King Trombone Competition for his rendition of Arthur Pryor's Air Varie. Andrew takes home a brand new King 3B in reward for his success. The competition category features trombonists aged 23 and under, in a performance of an Arthur Pryor work. In addition, Matt Knight who is studying Music at Cambridge University, won the Robert Marsteller/Bach-Conn Trombone Competition. Matt won praise for his performance of John Kenny's Fanfare and Buxton Orr's Trombone Concerto from the judges who included Ian Bousfield and the piece's dedicatee, Denis Wick. This competition category is for performing a standard piece of trombone repertoire, open to students aged 22 and under and Matt takes home the prize of a new Conn 88H. Both are currently students of Dudley Bright, Principal Trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra.

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