Katrina Marzella is one of the most exciting young brass talents to emerge from the UK in recent years. She has gathered an impressive array of accolades during her youth and is now regarded as a celebrated artist in her own right. Katrina was the Scottish Schools Solo Champion for five consecutive years (1997 to 2001) and in 2004 she won both the Scottish Youth and Open Solo Championships, the first person in 30 years to hold both titles simultaneously. Also in 2004, Katrina won the inaugural BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Soloist competition and in 2005, became the only brass player to be awarded a BBC Fame Academy Bursary. In 2006, Katrina won the British Open Solo Championship and was subsequently invited to represent the UK at the 2007 Ern Keller International Soloist of the Year competition in Sydney which she also won. Katrina repeated this feat at the 2007 and 2008 events respectively thereby completing a unique 'double-double'.
The award of the BBC Fame Academy Bursary gave Katrina Marzella an exciting opportunity to help develop the solo repertoire of the Baritone. This CD includes the premiere recording of one of the resultant works, Concerto for Baritone by Martin Ellerby.