Fifth International Romantic Brass Symposium

5th romantic brassTuesday 20 November Thursday 22 November 2018 at the by Bern University of the Arts (HKB) in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
The well-established Romantic Brass Symposia in Bern presents current research on brass instruments. This year's theme is on trombones and brass acoustics during the the "long 19th century" (17891914). It is held in collaboration with the Historic Brass Society. Keynote addresses will be given by Anneke Scott, Trevor Herbert and Stewart Carter, and the symposium will include a concert by soloist Ian Bousfield (trombone). 
The Symposium will also include the presentation of the investigations and results of the HKB research project The sound of brass: Materiality, acoustics and history of brass instruments, exemplified on the production of replica of German Trombones.˝ This project was a collaboration of HKB Research Area Interpretation with Empa Materials Science and Technology and Egger Blechblasinstrumentenbau Basel.
Those wishing to present a paper or lecture-recital at the conference on all topics of brass instruments of the long 19th century (including
repertoire, history, and instrument making, as well as reproductions of instruments, acoustics, and materiality) should submit a 400-word abstract to by 1 April 2018. Papers should not be longer than 20 minutes (followed by 10 minutes for discussion); shorter presentations (10 minutes with 5 minutes of discussion) are equally welcome. The official language for the conference is English. All presenters must register for the conference. Confirmation of accepted papers will be announced 31 May 2018. Additional information is available on the conference website: