The Yorkshire Imperial David Urquhart Travel Band are pleased to announce the appointment of the Danish cornet virtuoso Stig Maersk to succeed David Nesbitt as their new Musical Director.

Stig Maersk

Stig was Principal Cornet with the Danish National Champions, Concord Brass. Since graduating he has played professionally with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and Band of the Danish Royal Guards. He has worked as Musical Director of The Aarhus Band and The Concord Band. Stig and his wife moved to Yorkshire in 2012 where he teaches brass at The University of York St John. In 2013 he was appointed as Musical Director of the National Youth Band of Denmark, a position he still holds.

Band Chairman Mark Tweedle commented, “Stig quickly established an excellent rapport with the band when he guided our preparations for the Yorkshire Area contest. All of our players are looking forward to working with him on a permanent basis. I know he is excited to have the opportunity to work with a band with a great history and is very much looking forward to further extending our musical boundaries.”