Fraser Bremner

Composer, Conductor, Adjudicator, Freelance Percussionist/Drummer, Tutor

Contact Information

Region: Taranaki 

Mobile: +64 21 071 3372

Short Bio

The youngest of the well known Bremner family, Fraser Bremner is a percussionist, drummer, composer, adjudicator and conductor based in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Having originally learnt from his father, world renowned cornetist Trevor Bremner, Fraser studied at the New Zealand School of Music under the tuition of percussionsts Laurence Reece, Bruce McKinnon and Bud Jones, and composer Michael Norris. Fraser has had works performed and recorded by some leading brass and percussion artists and ensembles throughout New Zealand and overseas, including two National Youth Brass Bands of New Zealand and Wellington Brass. He has represented New Zealand in numerous ensembles and has won numerous national titles.



- New Zealand Open Percussion Champion - 3 times

- New Zealand Junior Percussion Champion - 2 times

- New Zealand Junior Champion of Champions - 2nd & 3rd placings

New Zealand ensembles selected:

- National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand - 1999-2003

- National Youth Orchestra of New Zealand - 1999 & 2007


Performed with:

- New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

- Orchestra Wellington

- New Zealand Army Band

- Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force

- NZ music icon Dave Dobbyn

- Australian pop artists The Veronicas


Teaching experience:

- Percussion tutor for two National Secondary Schools Brass Bands of New Zealand

- Tutored numerous percussion students


Conducting experience:

- Guest Musical Director for the Taranaki Youth Orchestra - 2018


Adjudicating experience:

- Adjudicator for Solo & Party Events at the 2016 & 2017 New Zealand Brass Band Championships


Composed works performed and/or recorded by:

- Trevor Bremner

- 2017 & 2018 National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand

- 2017  National Secondary Schools Brass Band of New Zealand

- Wellington Brass

- Taranaki Youth Orchestra

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