Royal Danish Brass was founded in 1977 by five young brass players, Ketil Christensen, Søren Emtoft, Poul-Erik Vilsbæk, Keld Jørgensen and Mogens Andresen, from The Royal Danish Orchestra, The Royal Opera House, Copenhagen.
The origin of the Royal Danish Orchestra stemmes from the trumpet corps of King Christian I, dating back to 1448. It is, therefore, safe to say that Royal Danish Brass is on the straight lineage from the 15th Century Royal Danish Corps.
Since its debut the ensemble has performed extensively in concert, radio and television productions in Denmark and abroad, and has made several recordings. Their repertoire consists of more than 300 original titles ranging from 16th century music to contemporary music dedicated to the Royal Danish Brass.
In addition to the musicians’ virtuosity, devotion and expertise, they have a very unpretentious and charming way of guiding all kinds of audiences through a concert.
The ensemble has toured widely, all over Europe and in the U.S.