Formed in 1998, the Lyric Brass Quintet has established itself as an exciting ensemble dedicated to bringing the rich traditions of brass chamber music to new audiences, and forging new ground in the area of concert performance. They specialize in crafting programs of unique arrangements and original works for brass that connect with audiences and always entertain.
LBQ members have performed with the Baltimore Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, United States Navy Band, New World Symphony, and other prominent ensembles. Together, the ensemble has performed throughout the US and has recorded several albums to critical acclaim including their debut CD Daydreams, Desires and Diversions.
The Lyric Brass are winners of several chamber music competitions, including the Catch the Rising Stars Competition, and the Baltimore Chamber Music Competition. LBQ has been featured at music festivals throughout the US such as ARTSCAPE (Baltimore’s Festival of the Arts) and the Sandia Music Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The quintet has performed as featured guest artists with the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra and the Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble.
LBQ is currently Ensemble in Residence at American Studio Orchestra, Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, and Washington Adventist University.