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An ensemble of extraordinary musicians

Led by John Wallace, The Wallace Collection is passionate about promoting the diverse world of brass music
through performance and partnership, education and innovation.

Welcome to The Wallace Collection Website

Led by John Wallace, renowned international trumpet soloist, leading arts educationalist, composer, conductor and former principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The Wallace Collection brass ensemble has been reborn for the 21st Century.

Combining master musicians with a passion for promoting the diverse world of brass music, The Wallace Collection aims to inspire, entertain, develop, educate and transform this vital musical genre.  The love for the complete spectrum of brass music from its origins, through its vibrant traditions, to ensuring its continuing vitality in our contemporary world, is the foundation of the ensemble’s credo.

Through pursuing a well-focussed strategy, The Wallace Collection will continue to combine live performance with interactive musical collaborations; bespoke product development; seminal recording projects; the publication of new works and transcriptions of significant historical milestones; and the provision of accessible educational outreach through presentations, master-classes and demonstrations for all ages.


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The Recent and the Latest . . .

We’ve got lots to share with you, so to keep you up to date with news, events and projects we’ve included some recent highlights below.  Full details of future diary dates and recent/current projects can be obtained from the Events drop-down menu.

Forthcoming Events

New Releases, Projects and Performances

Events and Projects

The Wallace Collection have a project driven performance schedule and are delighted to be engaged in ground-breaking enterprises and collaborations.  Find out more about our projects, previous events and forthcoming performances with our comprehensive project profiles and our interactive diary.


To focus its strategy, The Wallace Collection has distilled its activities into 5 focal points – SHARP –  to pursue the exceptional and the extraordinary in brass.

A Portfolio of Creativity . . .

The Wallace Collection is more than an ensemble, it has become a brand which is synonymous with quality and innovation.  Over the years we are proud to have created and developed a range of recordings, publications and accessories and are excited to be continuing this activity with the release of new compositions, transcriptions, CDs and downloadable audio tracks.

The Wallace Collection Shop

Music, Books, CDs and Audio Downloads Available Online

The Wallace Collection are excited to be able to offer you direct access to a wide range of their products through its very own online shop.

Supported by easy ordering and secure payment options, the shop brings together a complete portfolio of items which have benefited from the expert input of the ensemble and its individual members, past and present.