Group Bio

Metales M5 is Mexico’s leading brass quintet.  

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Since it’s founding in 2005, METALES M5 MEXICAN BRASS have established themselves as Mexico’s leading Brass Quintet with international recognition. Combining their skills at virtuosic chamber music in all styles, non-stop interaction with the audience, inborn showmanship, inimitable Latin American charm, and their very own sound, M5 concerts are unique musical- theatrical concert experiences.

In it’s 10th Anniversary year, the group looks back at a very active touring schedule. M5 has been touring the US and Canada extensively since 2008. The quintet made its South America debut in 2012 in Cartagena, Colombia, performed for the first time in Africa in 2013 in Algeria and in China in December 2014. Being one of Mexico ́s most active cultural ambassadors, METALES M5 had their debut at Kennedy Center in Washington DC in 2015.

M5 has performed with worldwide renowned musicians like Fred Mills and Jens Lindemann. A large percentage of M5’s activities are dedicated to education, whether school concerts, workshops or master classes. In the 2014/15 season, the quintet performed educational concerts for more than 30000 children in Mexico, the US and Canada. An increasing number of contemporary composers write new works for M5.

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“ An incredible success!” WUHAN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, China

“The finest active Brass Ensemble in all of Mexico.” FRED MILLS Former member of the Canadian Brass

M5´s infectious enthusiasm for performing and impeccable playing should be heard around the world.”             JENS LINDEMANN  Internationally renowned trumpet soloist, former Canadian Brass

M5 is the best thing to come out of Mexico since tequila!  MARTIN HACKLEMAN Principal Horn National Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Brass, Empire Brass

 “In my opinion, one of the best ensembles around today!”  JAVIER ALVAREZ GRAMMY nominated composer