Stuart Lumbard

In by Alison Stewart

When and why did you start playing the french horn?

I was a young tenor horn player when my Mum asked me, “Do you want to play the french horn?”. I replied, “No, I don’t” but she responded by saying, “Yes you do!”. So I started having lessons on the french horn and subsequently dropped my tenor horn in the canal where they all belong!

How long have you been playing with JSO?

Just a matter of few years.

What has been your favourite JSO concert that you have performed in?

The last concert was awesome (the one which included Shos 5!)!

Do you play any other instruments or belong to any other musical groups on the island?

I play regularly in a brass quintet called the Five Brass Souls.

Is music your main profession?

No, I’m an electrician.

Who is your favourite composer and why?

Too narrow a question! Mahler, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Stravinsky – all the brassy ones with a good tune. Oh, I forgot RICHARD Strauss!

What is your favourite piece of classical music and why?

Mahler 1, I think, so atmospheric and loud with 7 horns and off stage ones too! And Schumann’s Koncertstuck for 4 horns and orchestra. Listen to it and you’ll understand why a horn player would love it!

What music do you listen to?

Radio 1 in the van! No time to listen to much else with two young sproglets!

What do you love about Jersey?

What’s not to love? The beaches I guess!

What one thing would you change about Jersey?

We all like to have a moan about stuff but in general I’m quite content with life in Jersey. I’d like to do more playing but that’ll have to wait until the kids are older.

What other passions do you have in life apart from music?

My family is very important to me.

What do orchestras need to do to attract larger audiences?

Unfortunately there needs to be at least 1 piece in the concert that the public can relate to.

How best do we encourage young people to become interested in classical music?

Music has to be pushed more in schools: if the kids don’t hear it they won’t know about it.

If you could visit any musical period or see/meet/hear or play with any artist, what would you choose?

I’ve been doing a lot more jazzy stuff with the quintet. I’d like to be able to break my classical ties and just do jazz! But with whom I’m not sure.

stuart lumbard smllWhen and why did you start playing the french horn?

I was a young tenor horn player when my Mum asked me, “Do you want to play the french horn?”. I replied, “No, I don’t” but she responded by saying, “Yes you do!”. So I started having lessons on the french horn and subsequently dropped my tenor horn in the canal where they all belong!

How long have you been playing with JSO?

Just a matter of few years.

What has been your favourite JSO concert that you have performed in?

The last concert was awesome (the one which included Shos 5!)!

Do you play any other instruments or belong to any other musical groups on the island?

I play regularly in a brass quintet called the Five Brass Souls.

Is music your main profession?

No, I’m an electrician.

Who is your favourite composer and why?

Too narrow a question! Mahler, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Stravinsky – all the brassy ones with a good tune. Oh, I forgot RICHARD Strauss!

What is your favourite piece of classical music and why?

Mahler 1, I think, so atmospheric and loud with 7 horns and off stage ones too! And Schumann’s Koncertstuck for 4 horns and orchestra. Listen to it and you’ll understand why a horn player would love it!

What music do you listen to?

Radio 1 in the van! No time to listen to much else with two young sproglets!

What do you love about Jersey?

What’s not to love? The beaches I guess!

What one thing would you change about Jersey?

We all like to have a moan about stuff but in general I’m quite content with life in Jersey. I’d like to do more playing but that’ll have to wait until the kids are older.

What other passions do you have in life apart from music?

My family is very important to me.

What do orchestras need to do to attract larger audiences?

Unfortunately there needs to be at least 1 piece in the concert that the public can relate to.

How best do we encourage young people to become interested in classical music?

Music has to be pushed more in schools: if the kids don’t hear it they won’t know about it.

If you could visit any musical period or see/meet/hear or play with any artist, what would you choose?

I’ve been doing a lot more jazzy stuff with the quintet. I’d like to be able to break my classical ties and just do jazz! But with whom I’m not sure.

stuart lumbard smllWhen and why did you start playing the french horn?

I was a young tenor horn player when my Mum asked me, “Do you want to play the french horn?”. I replied, “No, I don’t” but she responded by saying, “Yes you do!”. So I started having lessons on the french horn and subsequently dropped my tenor horn in the canal where they all belong!

How long have you been playing with JSO?

Just a matter of few years.

What has been your favourite JSO concert that you have performed in?

The last concert was awesome (the one which included Shos 5!)!

Do you play any other instruments or belong to any other musical groups on the island?

I play regularly in a brass quintet called the Five Brass Souls.

Is music your main profession?

No, I’m an electrician.

Who is your favourite composer and why?

Too narrow a question! Mahler, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Stravinsky – all the brassy ones with a good tune. Oh, I forgot RICHARD Strauss!

What is your favourite piece of classical music and why?

Mahler 1, I think, so atmospheric and loud with 7 horns and off stage ones too! And Schumann’s Koncertstuck for 4 horns and orchestra. Listen to it and you’ll understand why a horn player would love it!

What music do you listen to?

Radio 1 in the van! No time to listen to much else with two young sproglets!

What do you love about Jersey?

What’s not to love? The beaches I guess!

What one thing would you change about Jersey?

We all like to have a moan about stuff but in general I’m quite content with life in Jersey. I’d like to do more playing but that’ll have to wait until the kids are older.

What other passions do you have in life apart from music?

My family is very important to me.

What do orchestras need to do to attract larger audiences?

Unfortunately there needs to be at least 1 piece in the concert that the public can relate to.

How best do we encourage young people to become interested in classical music?

Music has to be pushed more in schools: if the kids don’t hear it they won’t know about it.

If you could visit any musical period or see/meet/hear or play with any artist, what would you choose?

I’ve been doing a lot more jazzy stuff with the quintet. I’d like to be able to break my classical ties and just do jazz! But with whom I’m not sure.

When and why did you start playing the french horn?

I was a young tenor horn player when my Mum asked me, “Do you want to play the french horn?”. I replied, “No, I don’t” but she responded by saying, “Yes you do!”. So I started having lessons on the french horn and subsequently dropped my tenor horn in the canal where they all belong!

How long have you been playing with JSO?

Just a matter of few years.

What has been your favourite JSO concert that you have performed in?

The last concert was awesome (the one which included Shos 5!)!

Do you play any other instruments or belong to any other musical groups on the island?

I play regularly in a brass quintet called the Five Brass Souls.

Is music your main profession?

No, I’m an electrician.

Who is your favourite composer and why?

Too narrow a question! Mahler, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Stravinsky – all the brassy ones with a good tune. Oh, I forgot RICHARD Strauss!

What is your favourite piece of classical music and why?

Mahler 1, I think, so atmospheric and loud with 7 horns and off stage ones too! And Schumann’s Koncertstuck for 4 horns and orchestra. Listen to it and you’ll understand why a horn player would love it!

What music do you listen to?

Radio 1 in the van! No time to listen to much else with two young sproglets!

What do you love about Jersey?

What’s not to love? The beaches I guess!

What one thing would you change about Jersey?

We all like to have a moan about stuff but in general I’m quite content with life in Jersey. I’d like to do more playing but that’ll have to wait until the kids are older.

What other passions do you have in life apart from music?

My family is very important to me.

What do orchestras need to do to attract larger audiences?

Unfortunately there needs to be at least 1 piece in the concert that the public can relate to.

How best do we encourage young people to become interested in classical music?

Music has to be pushed more in schools: if the kids don’t hear it they won’t know about it.

If you could visit any musical period or see/meet/hear or play with any artist, what would you choose?

I’ve been doing a lot more jazzy stuff with the quintet. I’d like to be able to break my classical ties and just do jazz! But with whom I’m not sure.

How long have you been playing with JSO?

Just a matter of few years.