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Kevin first achieved national widespread recognition in 1992 after winning the Brass Final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, during which time he was taught by some of the world’s leading brass players. He is also an excellent pianist. His music has taken him all over the world, appearing as a soloist in Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, America and the Middle East. He has performed Concertos with the Halle Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Northern Chamber Orchestra and the Massed Military Bands of Kneller Hall. Kevin has also broadcast as a soloist on national radio, featuring on both Radio 3 and Radio 2. Kevin has been giving brass lessons for many years in the Northwest. He believes in bringing music to as wide a variety of young people as possible, and in 1997 founded the OomPah! music scheme. This provides music therapy workshops for young people with moderate or severe emotional, physical and behavioural learning difficulties.