Golden Gate Brass

Formed in 2017 at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), Golden Gate Brass is an ensemble dedicated to providing high quality performances of brass repertoire. Its members are Michael Olsen & Fletcher Cox (trumpets), Aidan Gabriels (horn), Jackson Bankovic (trombone), and Jason Catchpowle (tuba).
Golden Gate Brass have appeared in concert across Australia. They have been artists at the Canberra international Music Festival, performed in concert at ANAM, have had residencies with Four Winds and the University of Western Australia, and have collaborated with multiple ensembles such as Ad Lib Collective and the Corelia Quintet. Each member of the ensemble maintains an impressive career in their own right, having collectively appeared in every Australian full-time professional orchestra as well as in numerous other performances, festivals and competitions across Australia.
Golden Gate Brass provide performances which are high energy, innovative and exciting. They have also shared their experience with younger musicians across the country through residencies with programs such as ANAM, Four Winds and UWA. Golden Gate Brass enjoy sharing their love of music with a younger audience and with those that may not have previously had opportunities to see a chamber ensemble perform. They are passionate about commissioning new works to augment the brass quintet repertoire and have premiered new works from composers such as Alex Turley, Luke Styles, and Kate Neal.