Group Bio

M5 MEXICAN BRASS – Serious fun: from the Baroque to Broadway!

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Since it’s founding in 2005, M5 MEXICAN BRASS have established themselves as Latin America’s most successful Brass Quintet with wide international recognition. Their receipe is the mix of high class music making and humor.
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 11th Anniversary year, the group looks back at a very active touring schedule with more than 1000 concerts in 4 continents. 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, in China in 2014, Chile in 2015 and the Bahamas in 2016. Being one of Mexico’s most active cultural ambassadors, M5 had their debut at Kennedy Center in Washington DC in 2015.

M5 MEXICAN BRASS 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 last  8 years the dynamic quintet performed more than 500 concerts for aproximately 200000 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

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

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

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