Bella Tromba is a unique brass ensemble performing chamber music extensively in the UK and abroad. The Royal Opera House, Cheltenham Music Festival, the South Bank, Classic FM and BBC Radio 2 and 3 have all featured Bella Tromba.
Winners of the Park Lane Group Young Artist Award, the quartet has been active in the performance of many new works. They have commissioned and premiered works by Paul Edlin (Purcell Room), Howard Skempton (Cheltenham Music Festival) and Bruce Nockles (Stretton Arts Festival).
London based freelance trumpet players; the members of Bella Tromba have the combined experience of playing for Britten Sinfonia, English National Ballet, London Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.
Bella Tromba were presented with Recommended Artists status by Making Music and were invited to the International Women’s Brass Conference in Toronto, Canada to perform as Guest Artists.
The support of Denis Wick Ltd, Ralph Vaughan-Williams Trust and the Britten-Pears Foundation has ensured a wealth of repertoire for this distinctive ensemble.
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610): i. Deus in Adiutorium meum intende; ii. Duo Seraphim. Arranged by Jo Harris.
Imogen Holst (1907-1984): Deddington Suite (1947): i. Fairly Slow; ii. Quick and light; iii. Slow; iv. Quick.
Lucie Vellère (1896-1966) Deux Essais (1965).
Margaret Bonds (1913-1972) Troubled Water (1967).
George Enescu (1881-1955) Au Soir (1910);Nocturne for Four Trumpets.
Henri Tomasi (1901-1971) Suite for Three Trumpets (1964) i. Havanaise; ii. Lento Egeen; iii. Danse Bolivienne.
Traditional Cornish Sweet Nightingale. Arranged by Becca Toft.
Clara Schumann (1819-1896) Caprices en forme de valse Op.2 (1832) i. Andantino; ii. Allegretto; iii.Allegro.
Becca Toft (1990-) Reflections (2017) Impressions from Scotland.