Montreux Excellence

Quality and class combined, the Montreux Concert Series has been designed and manufactured to the highest standard. Their attention to detail, to meet the needs of the most discerning musician, is second to none. A British Brass Band Classic in the making, and, at only a fraction of the cost of other professional instruments.

Montreux have taken inspiration in design, materials and build quality from some of the finest, professional Euphoniums available. The new 4-Valve Concert Series Compensating Euphonium is definitely ‘punching above its weight’, and is a true, Super-Middleweight champion!

Dress to Impress

Open the box. “Wow” The first thing that strikes you is the bespoke, deluxe case. Montreux have spent a lot of time, effort and money on a brilliant looking case. It is one of the most attractive cases that you will find in the band room. It features excellent attention to small details such as the leather-look trim, brushed silver locking catch and robust handle. Plus, it has sturdy set of wheels to make your journey one of comfort. Alas, no engine though! It is solid, to ensure that your beloved Euph is safe and protected. The exterior has a thick and resistant impressed nylon covering to withstand the bumps and scrapes. The interior is soft-lined to prevent scratches to the lustrous silver-plated finish. If the case is this good, how good is the actual Euphonium?


Sterling Effort

There is much more to an instruments finish than simply ‘to look good’ (which this Euph certainly does!). The Nickle-Silver plate finish on the Montreux EEP01 Euphonium is simply outstanding. Just the correct thickness to ensure the tone is not impeded or restricted, but enough to give it a luscious longevity and enforcement. Fellow musicians will look at it/you with envy, and reflect (pristinely!) on what ‘they could have had’!

Deep C Diving

What a sound! I can’t believe the depth and fullness of tone this Euphonium can achieve. Sweet, sonorous, engaging and entrancing. Montreux developers have certainly taken the blueprints from top-end, professional Euphonium design and incorporated them into this instrument.

The precision engineered Valves, all 4 of them as you would expect on a professional compensating Euphonium, are superb. Not a hint of any lag or delay when articulating between notes. They can efficiently overcome the most difficult of ‘Presto’ chromatic passages as well as romantic Tenor classics. Grandfathers Clock will always be in time, and you will have a Carnival in Venice with this Euphonium!!

Through all registers, this Montreux EEP01 Euphonium impresses. The ‘Three Tenors’ of Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras have just got a new star member! From the lowest pedal notes, and through up to the stratosphere, it has a natural, effortless feel about it. I would only expect to find such a high quality of sound and projection on instruments costing many thousands of pounds more.


The Road to Montreux

To conclude, Montreux is gaining a reputation of producing high-end professional instruments, but at a fraction of the price. The Montreux EEP01 Euphonium is aimed at the player who strives for perfection in tone, articulation and intonation. An instrument for when only the best will do.

You will not be disappointed!

About the author

Nick joined the Normans Sales Team after a musical career spanning 35 years; firstly as a principal trombonist in Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Band Service for 24 years, performing around the UK and worldwide, including on the Royal Yacht Britannia, and then within the education sector teaching GCSE and A Level Music and Music Technology. He is a keen Big Band, Jazz performer and Hi-Fi enthusiast.




  • Pete Farmer 02/01/2020 at 8:45 pm

    Hi, I’m in the market for buying a euphonium, I played for 40+ years, finishing my brass band “career” on a Besson Prestige euph. I’ve now moved to west Wales and now looking to play with local choirs etc.1500 pounds ish? Budget. I know I’m not going to get anything near the quality, but would appreciate any advice. Thanks

    • Lucy Benstead 07/01/2020 at 10:05 am

      Hi Pete,

      I would, without a doubt, suggest the Edgware Concert Series Compensating Euphonium! This 4-valve fully compensating euphonium offers the professional quality and specification you require, along with features often only found on professional instruments. It is also great value for money at only £1,499, perfect for your budget! –

      I hope this helps!


  • Steve Edwards 07/10/2020 at 3:59 pm

    Hi, does anyone know where Edgware horns are manufactured?