Stockholm Chamber Brass was founded in 1988 by five young Swedish musicians to play chamber music together. In 1988, with funding from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, SCB decided to travel to Narbonne, France, to perform at the International Competition for Brass Quintets. The group won 1st Prize and began its over 35 year career as one of the world’s leading Brass Ensembles.
SCB are committed to developing new and original repertoire for brass quintet and have commissioned over 50 compositions, many of which have gone on to become the most frequently performed original works for brass quintet around the world.
To date, SCB has recorded 6 critically acclaimed CDs including the classics of the quintet genre, a selection of their commissions and their most recent album THEN, a collection of renaissance songs and dances. The American Record Guide wrote of the album CLOCKWORKS, “I cannot imagine that a better brass quintet has ever existed.”
SCB regularly perform around the world, playing in major festivals such as the Bad Kissingen Sommer and Schleswig-Holstein Festival. They are passionate educators and regularly give masterclasses at leading music conservatoires as well as running their own Stockholm Chamber Brass Academy.