Zinc and Copper

photo: Joanna Wizmur

Zinc & Copper is an internationally recognised low brass trio founded in 2005 by Robin Hayward, working together with Elena Kakaliagou and Hilary Jeffery since 2014. Through an intensive exploration of microtonal and natural tunings, they have developed a unique ensemble sound characterized by the warmth of low brass instruments and a wide range of extended playing techniques. In the time of Giovanni Gabrieli, long before modern valved brass instruments were invented, the brass ensemble had equal standing to other chamber music ensembles. By researching alternative approaches towards playing, Zinc & Copper is exploring the potential of this medium in the 21st century.

photo: Cristina Marx

Robin Hayward – microtonal tuba, tuning vine
Hilary Jeffery – trombone, trumpet
Elena Kakaliagou – french horn