With a thirty year trajectory in the world of chamber music, Spanish Brass is one of the most dynamic and consolidated quintets on the international musical stage. In 1996 the ensemble won First Prize in the Sixth International Brass Quintet Competition “Ville de Narbonne” (France), considered the most prestigious for this formation. In 2017 they received First Prize in the Bankia Awards for Musical Talent of the Comunitat de Valencia and in 2019 Spanish Brass has received the Espai Ter de Música.
As well as participating in some of the most important festivals in the world, they performed at the gala for the Prince of Asturias Awards in 1995, and have recorded music for the play La Fundación by Buero Vallejo, at the Centro Dramático Nacional, as well as the score for the film Descongélate by Félix Sabroso produced by El Deseo.
Spanish Brass have published twenty-six recordings, among them two DVD-CDs and a double CD collection, which shows their multiple aspects: Luur-Metalls Spanish Brass Quintet (1996), No Comment (1998),La escalera de Jacob (2000), SPANISH BRASS Luur Metalls & Friends(2001), Delicatessen (2002), Caminos de España (2003), Absolutewith Christian Lindberg and Ole E. Antonsen (2004), Gaudí’um (2005),Metàl·lics (2006), Retaule de Nadal with l’Orfeó Valencià Navarro Reverter (2006), SBALZ Brass Ensemble (2007), Brass and Wines with Steven Mead (2008), Brassiana with Lluís Vidal Trio (2008), The Best of Spanish Brass (2009), SBLM (2009), Tell me a Brass Story with the Banda Municipal de Música de Bilbao (2012), viBRASSions (2012), Metalls d’estil with Pep Botifarra (2013), 25 (2014), SuBLiMe Christmas (2014),Brass Brass Brass (2016), de Vents i Terra with the Banda Municipal de Barcelona (2017), Puro de Oliva with Chano Domínguez and Bandolero (2018), XXX (2018), Mira si hem corregut terres… with Carles Dénia (2019), Les Aventures de Monsieur Juleswith Albert Guinovart (2019) and Spanish Brass (a) Live (2020)
Alongside their activities as performers, Spanish Brass organises two festivals, international in scope, devoted to brass instruments: the Festival Spanish Brass Alzira (www.sbalz.com) and the Brassurround (www.brassurround.com), where every year some of the most prestigious international brass soloists, groups and teachers gather.
Spanish Brass are sponsored by Paxman french horn and Melton tuba; and also the new BlackBinder application.
Spanish Brass uses Bags instrument cases. In addition, they receive support from the Institut Valencià de Cultura and the Ministerio de Cultura-INAEM.
Carlos Benetó Grau, trumpet
Juanjo Serna Salvador, trumpet
Manuel Pérez Ortega, French Horn
Inda Bonet Manrique, trombon
Sergio Finca Quirós, tuba