Fletcher Cox Trumpet
Michael Olsen Trumpet
Aidan Gabriels Horn
Jackson Bankovic Trombone
Jason Catchpowle Tuba

Formed in 2017 at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), Golden Gate Brass is an ensemble dedicated to providing high quality performances of brass repertoire.

Golden Gate Brass have appeared in concert across Australia. They have been artists at the Canberra International Music Festival, performed in concert at ANAM, have had residencies with Four Winds and the University of Western Australia, and have collaborated with multiple ensembles such as Ad Lib Collective and the Corelia Quintet. Each member of the ensemble maintains an impressive career in their own right, having collectively appeared in every Australian full-time professional orchestra as well as in numerous other performances, festivals and competitions across Australia.

Golden Gate Brass provide performances which are high energy, innovative and exciting. They have also shared their experience with younger musicians across the country through residencies with programs such as ANAM, Four Winds and UWA. Golden Gate Brass enjoy sharing their love of music with a younger audience and with those that may not have previously had opportunities to see a chamber ensemble perform. They are passionate about commissioning new works to augment the brass quintet repertoire and have premiered new works from composers such as Alex Turley, Luke Styles, and Kate Neal.

Golden Gate Brass presents the dazzling sounds of brass in a program of works that are iconic, and made the group fall in love with the brass quintet genre.

After working with Australian Composer Alex Turley in 2018 to bring a new piece into the world that pushes the boundaries with flowing ethereal melodies, experience Cloudscapes, the pleasing combination of new ideas with lyrical brass playing.

Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings is known to many, being one of the most poignant string orchestra pieces written in the modern era. Originally written with the intention to include it as the second movement of his string quartet; here it is perfectly adapted for brass quintet.

Experience the playfulness of Warlock's Capriol Suite and the fiery Hollywood style of Anthony DiLorenzo's Firedance, while Michael Tilson Thomas' Streetsong is every bit as grand and striking as San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

These enthralling works bring the excitement of brass centre stage and make full use of the unique dazzing sound of brass.

Michael Tilson Thomas Streetsong
Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings
Peter Warlock arr. Bankovic Capriol Suite


Alex Turley Cloudscapes
Anthony DiLorenzo Firedance

Format: 90 minutes with interval


Technical Specifications

  • Five music stands
  • One armless chair/piano stool
  • Microphones for artists to talk to the audience


Golden Gate Brass have held residencies with the University of Western Australia and Four Winds Festival which saw them presenting interactive concerts and workshops with the local community. The quintet have participated in educational and community development programs while studying at ANAM.

The quintet were tutors at the all-ages week-long South Coast Music Camp in Bega, and have also held a residency at the University of Western Australia working with the students holding masterclasses and workshops culminating with a full brass ensemble concert with the students.

Golden Gate Brass are available to present interactive community workshops introducing chamber music and brass instruments to local audiences of all ages, as well as working with any interested community ensembles in rehearsal in a side-by-side setting.


  • February & March
  • August & September

Book Artist

Travel to centres in regional NSW is subsidised through the support of Create NSW. Musica Viva can book the artists, arrange all travel and accommodation, provide posters, flyers and program information.
If you are interested in bringing an ensemble to your town or city, please contact:

Sean Moloney

Manager, Special Projects & Regional Touring