Siobhan Bates goes for Randefalk Mouthpiece R2
Randefalk Music Artist
Geneva Performance and Development Artist
"Quality of Sound"
“I play the Randefalk R2 Mouthpiece and use my FlowPartner in my everyday practise"
Randefalk Mouthpiece R2 for Tenor horn
I haven’t used many mouthpieces throughout my career, but the mouthpieces I have played on have either come with the instrument or have been borrowed. Randefalk is the first mouthpiece I have chosen to play on through testing and after I tried it, there was no other option for me. The Randefalk R2 mouthpiece was instantly comfortable and the quality of sound I can produce with it is perfect throughout the whole register!”
“The FlowPartner makes the ‘buzzing on the mouthpiece’ element of my warmup, more productive. With the interchangeable resistance I can create the illusion of playing on my instrument. It is also portable and extremely lightweight, for those times where you may not have your instrument whilst travelling! It wasn’t something I thought I needed, until I had it and it is now engrained into my daily practise routine.”
Siobhan Bates joined Black Dyke Band in 2016 and has become a hugely respected soloist and band player. She won the 'Best Instrumentalist' prize at the European Youth Championships, in Lille, in 2016. During her first year with Black Dyke, she won the 'Best Soloist' award at the 2017 Yorkshire Area Championship at the age of 18 and was the inaugural winner of the prestigious BrassPass.TV Young Brass Award (previously Radio 2 Young Brass Award) in 2019, aged 20.
Having recently graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a first-class Honours Degree in Solo Performance, she will begin her studies towards a PGCE in Primary Education in September.