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Adam Cooke new resident conductor in Stavanger

Wednesday 12 September, 2018

The band has for the last two years been actively seeking a resident conductor to be based in Stavanger. For the last 18 months Adam Cooke has functioned in this role, travelling in from London for weekly rehearsals.


We are very happy that the next natural step in Adam and his partner’s career is to move to Stavanger, which allows the band to formally offer Adam the position as its Resident Conductor. Having accepted the offer, Adam will now be a full part of the successful team working alongside Musical Director Allan Withington and the band's organisation to develop the band further. "Adam has already played an important part in Stavanger band's latest achievement, being third in this year's European Brass Band Championships, and we are looking forward to see him dedicating his expertise and experience even more to the band's development", commented Ulf Rosenberg, Chairman of the Stavanger Brass Band board.


Adam Cooke commented, "I’ve enjoyed working with Stavanger Brass Band and Allan Withington over the past year. The band is at the forefront of innovation and performance in brass banding, so to be able to commit more fully to being part of the team is an exciting prospect."


The band is looking forward to working with Adam and Allan in the upcoming preparations for Siddis Brass entertainment contest in November and the Norwegian National Championships in February of next year.