The Historic Brass Society is pleased to announce that the 2020 Christopher Monk Award has been presented to Peter Holmes in recognition of his groundbreaking work in the field of music archaeology. His study, research, and instrument-making activities have helped open the sound-world of ancient Greece, Rome, Ireland and other lost civilizations. In 2013 Peter founded the European Music Archeology Project. His research, which includes making reconstruction instruments from antiquity, has led to recordings on the Delphian label in the UK. His work has been featured in the New York Times and elsewhere.
The Christopher Monk Award was established by the Historic Brass Society in 1995 to honor distinguished members of the brass community for significant and life-long contributions to the field. The Award was named after Christopher Monk, instrument maker, performer, teacher, scholar, and one of the field’s most important contributors.