Anima Brass is a dynamic quintet of musicians dedicated to the world of brass chamber music. With an active focus on expanding the repertoire, future performances include premieres of works written specifically for the ensemble, often exploring newly broken ground for brass music.
The group’s name, “Anima,” comes from the Ancient Greek word for life giving breath, like that which animates brass instruments to create glorious sound. Formed in New York in 2015, Anima is now based in Baltimore, MD and brings contemporary and innovative brass music to the greater DMV area.
Anima Brass was the 2016 Aspen Music Festival and School Fellowship Brass Quintet, where they studied extensively with the American Brass Quintet. In April 2017, they were the runners-up for the prestigious Ackerman Chamber Music Competition. Currently, they are working closely with composers on new music, including Kali Malone’s new works for brass. For a list of recently commissioned music by Anima Brass, please visit the “New Works” page here. www.animabrass.com
Anima Brass is:
Wyeth Aleksei, trumpet
Luke Spence, trumpet
Austin Sposato, horn
Nicolas Gonzalez, trombone
Jahi Alexander, bass trombone