A Concert by the Vitrail Quintet at AFK

As part of the Classical Music Without Borders concert series, Alliance Francaise Karachi are pleased to bring you another concert in collaboration with the French Consulate in Karachi featuring the French brass quintet Vitrail.

Date: 20 February 2019
Time: 8 PM
Place: Alliance française de Karachi
Entry: By invite or passes only
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1814088025402085/

This event is by invite only. A limited number of passes will be available on a first come first served basis. Details about passes will be available soon.


Classical Music Without Borders is a a unique international concert series to bring classical music from around the world in Karachi. The collection will feature musicians from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, USA and beyond. This concert series is presented in partnership with Oman Air and PC Hotels.


It was in 1988 that five musicians passionate about chamber music founded the Vitrail Brass Quintet.

Thus trumpet player Eric Gouillard and tuba player Marc Lefevre of the Orchester de la Garde Républicaine in Paris, trombonist Jean-Luc Sauvage of the Orchester Colonne de Paris, join trumpet player Rémy Dintrich and horn player Gérard Tremlet. They are all members of the Grand Théâtre de Reims. A few years later Jean-Baptiste Arnold takes over from Eric Gouillard.

The Vitrail set was quickly approved by the French Ministry of Culture, the Champagne-Ardenne Region and the departments of Marne and Aisne.

Since the creation of the Vitrail Quintet, the musicians have successfully given several hundreds of concerts and masterclasses in the Champagne-Ardenne region, in France and during many tours abroad: Tunisia, Poland, Hungary, Iceland, Norway , Vietnam, Slovakia, Greece, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, etc.

The quintet takes its name from a brass piece by George Delerue, “Stained Glass”.

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