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David Collins and Sarah Sew, Founders of Dublin Brass Week

Anthony Plog, host
Eddie Ludema, producer

Date posted: Aug 8, 2021

Trumpeter David Collins and violinist Sarah Sew (pronounced See You) are a married couple who have done amazing work, both as players, teachers, and also entrepreneurs. The story of how and why they started the Dublin Brass Week with no previous experience is a story that is both inspiring and also informative.

Part 1

In Part 1 of our conversation, we talk about why they founded the Dublin Brass Week, some challenges and hurdles they (sometimes unexpectedly) ran up against... yet overcame, and their process of gradually building the festival from the ground up.

Part 2

In Part 2, David and Sarah speak about their playing careers, how they started, how they often bounce ideas back and forth and, among other topics, the difference between brass and string chamber music practice mentality.

Bonus Room

In the Bonus Room, our focus moves to David and Sarah’s teaching ideas and philosophies.

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