Anne Barras

Anne was born in 1990 in Sion, in Switzerland. She started to play the tenor horn at 8 and joined her village band “Ancienne Cécilia” in Chermignon in 2002. Anne is a founding member of the Valaisia Brass Band where she’s been holding the position of solo horn for a decade now. With Valaisa, she became Swiss Open Champion (2013), Swiss national Champion (2009, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), European Champion (2018) and British Open Champion (2017).
As a soloist, Anne has won her category at the Junior Slow Melody Contest in 2007 and then went on winning the junior Swiss National Solo Championship in 2009. She also won the prize for the best horn in the junior category in 2009 and 2010 and in the adult category in 2009 and 2011. In march 2019, she won the first Swiss International Alto Horn festival in Saint-Maurice (Switzerland).
Also experienced in quartet playing, she was a part in the victory of the swiss quartet championship in 2013 and the Valais quartet championship in 2011 and 2014. Since 2019, she enjoys playing with the VAAG brass quartet with Vincent Bearpark, Anthony Rausis and Glenn Van Looy.
Anne is a Geneva Development and Performing Artist and plays on a Cardinal Tenor Horn since 2017.

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"what attracts me the most with the oldroyd cardinal is the beautiful sound it produces and the ease of playing"


Bore 11.79mm (0.464")
Bell 205mm (8.1)" Full Hand Hammered Nickel Silver Bell, Hand Engraved
Lead Pipe Rose Brass
Side Bows Rose Brass
Triggers Main, Thumb Trigger
Valves 3 Stainless Steel Piston Valves (Top Sprung)
Inner Slides Nickel Silver
Outer Sliders Nickel Silver
Tuning Slide Rose Brass
Finish Lacquer with Black Nickel Plated Trimmings or Silverplate (Optional)

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