Roger Swann - Horn Player - Wine Enthusiast - C++ Programmer

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By profession, Roger Swann is a director of a busy electronics company specialising in the design and manufacture of microprocessor based control systems including hardware design and PCB layout, Windows/Linux/Android software applications and embedded software development (www.cigol.com). His spare time is devoted to music (as both a performer and audience member (these days with a particular emphasis on opera)). Other enthusiasms include hill walking and the challenging business of wine tasting. He has been known to dabble in both composition and water colours but is painfully aware of his failure to achieve anything of real note in either media.

He is an early morning regular at the Leicester City Council Spence Street pool (rough crawl) where his weekday routine is a 1.5km swim (increasing to 2km at least once a week). He also trys to fit in visits to both Spence Street and Downing Drive gym training facilities, if only to remind himself of how fit some other people are!

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Have you tried the ultimate wind / brass BreveEasy long note practice software? You can download a free version of this product developed by Roger Swann from here.

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Here's a picture of Roger on Kinderscout (Derbyshire) in February 2017 - Look at that blue sky!

Roger by a gate
( Photograph: Julie)

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Roger Swann started to play the horn at the age of 11 and four years later joined the Leicester Schools Symphony Orchestra, as well as becoming a part time student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He then went on to study the horn with Ifor James, Michael Purton and Jonathon Goodhall. He plays regularly with many Leicestershire based ensembles including the The Helix Ensemble, The University of Leicester Sinfonia, COMA-East Midlands and the Unique-Horns.

Roger with his Alex 103
( Photograph: David Calow - CalowCraddock Ltd david@calow2craddock.co.uk Tel: 07825 537647 )

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Click here for just a few other odd photos taken along the way

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Click here for some pictures from the not so recent 50th Birthday celebrations

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Compositions

You can download (and perform!) some of his compositions by clicking here

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He is also the conductor of the flexible group I Postini.

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Roger Swann is the head of the software development team that produce the wind / brass BreveEasy long note practice software. Wind or brass players can download a free version of this valuable tool by following this link.

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For some reviews of selected concerts you might like to visit www.cigol.com/review

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Roger Swann - Horn Player - Wine Enthusiast - C++ Programmer