Brian Molley, saxophonist, works as a freelance musician, composer and teacher and is based in Scotland. He studied music at The University of Glasgow and The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Whilst completing his studies at the RSAMD on an Academy Trust Scholarship he was a finalist in the Haverhill Sinfonia International Soloist Competition, runner-up in the Saxophone and Clarinet Society’s Young Player Competition and winner of the RSAMD Governors Recital Prize for chamber music. During this time Brian also performed the world premiere of Michael Spencer’s saxophone concerto “…los redes des piedra…” with The Kelvin Ensemble/Garry Walker.
Brian’s musical output reflects broad musical tastes. From The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and The Orchestra of Scottish Opera to The Paragon Ensemble and The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra he has performed in a wide range of settings. Pop and session work has included Hue and Cry, Ricky Ross, Silicone Soul, Bad Manners, The DT6, The Peatbog Faeries, Isobel Campbell and Camille O’Sullivan. Jazz projects have included work with Valery Ponomarev, Stan Sulzmann, The Everything Treatment, The Stu Brown Sextet, Mirium Aida/Mario Caribe, Red Young Organ Trio, David Patrick Sextet and The Sorensen Soul Workout among many others.
As a member of David Patrick’s International Jazz Octet, Brian participated in a short residency at Lyth at the end of May 2014.