XXII International Brass Festival Italian Brass Week

23 Luglio

Andrea Tofanelli

Andrea Tofanelli

Andrea was born in Viareggio (Lucca, Italy) on July 26, 1965 and began to study music and trumpet in 1975 in the wind ensemble of his village Torre del Lago Puccini with some musicians close to Dean Benedetti, the famous italo-american jazz saxophonist mentioned in all official Charlie Parker biographies. In 1979, at the age of 14, Andrea started working locally with some professional big bands and commercial music groups, and in 1981 he began performing professionally in the classical music field too, while simultaneously attending the Conservatory at the "Istituto Musicale Pareggiato L. Boccherini" in Lucca (Italy). In 1987 Andrea finished his Conservatory studies withhighest full marks, graduating cum laude. That same year he studied with Armando Ghitalla (soloist trumpet with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and teacher at the University of Michigan) and consolidated his jazz studies with O. Valdambrini and S. Fanni, trumpet soloists of the RAI Television Orchestras in Rome and Milan.

In the jazz music field, Andrea has performed with great jazz musicians like Maynard Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau Band (in Italy, London and United States 2000/03/05/06), Randy Brecker and Claudio Roditi (Luxemburg Trumpet Summit 2007, ITG 2012), Peter Erskine (1996 Italian Tour), Gino Vannelli (Italian Tours 2012 and 2016), Kenny Wheeler, Tom Harrell, Paul Jeffrey, Dave Liebman, Steve Swallow, Eric Marienthal, Brad Leali, Butch Miles, Carmen Bradford, Dusko Gojkovich, Frank Foster, Till Brönner, New York Voices, Valery Ponomarev, Carl Anderson, Lee Konitz, John Taylor, Palle Daniellson, Denis DiBlasio, Lew Soloffas well as the greatest italian jazzmen like Enrico Rava, Bruno Tommaso, Massimo Nunzi, Paolo Fresu, Gianni Basso, Stefano Bollani, Giorgio Gaslini, Gianluigi Trovesi, Henghel Gualdi and many others.

He performed as soloist and/or lead trumpet also with the Atlanta Seventeen Big Band, Joe Gransden Big Band, Rowan University Big Band, New England Jazz Ensemble, San Diego State University Jazz Band, RCC Wind Ensemble Honor Band, Upland HS Jazz Band, Deer Valley HS Jazz Band (USA), Sandvika Storband (Norway), Yuzo Kataoka All-Star Big Band (Japan), Ralph Pyl’s All-Star Big Band (Australia), Luxembourg Jazz Orchestra, Opus78 Big Band, Harmonie Bascharage (Luxemburg), Dani Felber Big Band, SMZ Big Band, ZHdK Big Band (Switzerland) e Jazzorchester Karlsruhe (Germany).
On September 20th, 2006, he has been invited to perform as soloist at the “Maynard Ferguson Tribute” at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis (Usa), now released also in dvd (2007).
Moreover, in 2014 Andrea accepted to join the prestigious “Board of Directors” of theInternational Trumpet Guildand has been elected until 2019 by official votation of the ITG international members. He performed as soloist at the ITG Conferences in 2008 (Banff Center, Canada), 2010 (Sydney, Australia) and 2012 (Columbus University, Georgia, USA) and 2015 (Columbus, Ohio, USA).

In 2008 he received the Visa O-1 for Extraordinary Ability in the Arts from the United States of America Government.

In 1999 Andrea recorded his first solo CD entitled "Mattia's Walk & Tribute to Maynard Ferguson" released by the Italian label Splasc(H) Records. His second solo CD,"Ricordo di...Napoli" a tribute to Neapolitan Italian music, was released by the Italian label, Fonotecnica, in 2001. During his USA 2005 Tour he recorded with the Artisan Brass the “Romantic Celebration” suite for jazz trumpet and brass quintet, dedicated to him by the Grammy-Nominated composer Brent Pierce. In 2008, the italian classical composer Antonio Giacometti dedicated to him the soloist part of “Antarctica”, symphonic poem for soloist trumpet and wind ensemble. In 2010 new recordings have been released: his new CD “Flamingo” (ACM Records, USA) recorded at the LMP Studios in Claremont (CA, USA) and the “Earth Games 2012” suite (Summit Records, USA), dedicated to him by the italian composer Nicola Ferro.
The “More Than Just Friends” cd recorded with the Dani Felber Big Band (Switzerland) won the prestigious “Swiss Jazz Award” in 2009, while the “Portrait of Dani” album, released by Dani Felber in 2015 and including Andrea’s solo performance of the “This is For My Friend Andrea Tofanelli” composition, won a Platinum Record in Switzerland.
As session man, Andrea has recorded more of 500 albums from Pop to Jazz and soundtracks, many of them winners of Golden and Platinum Records in Italy and above.

About videos and movies, Andrea appeares as a trumpet player in the Italian movie “Le ragazze di San Frediano”, and plays in the pop music videos “Lorenzo, Raccolto 1997” (Polygram), “Pavarotti & Friends 2000, For Cambodia and Tibet” (Decca), “Ti Adoro” with Pavarotti (2003) and also in the “Maynard Ferguson Tribute Concert” jazz dvd (2007). On 2008 has be released in Italy the “Jazz Istruzioni per L’Uso” dvd, where he performs as soloist. On 2009 he appeared playing soloist and lead trumpet in all the 12 dvds of the “La Grande Storia del Jazz” collection released by the Espresso-Repubblica magazine.
He recorded a lot of soundtracks for Italian movies, and also composed and performed the original soundtrack for the Italian movie “Il Segreto degli Alberi” (2012) together with pianist R. Arrighini.

He also has been performing in Italy in many RAI, MEDIASET, LA7, TMC and SKY networks TV shows (more than 100 to date) and recorded several TV commercials for some of the most elite recording studios in Italy.

Starting from 2006 he collaborates with the Paul Anka orchestra, both in Europe (European Tours 2007 and 2008) and in the USA, and performed with Gino Vannelli in his Italian Tours 2012 and 2016.
In Italy, Andrea has accompanied many famous artists from all over the world including big names such as George Michael ("Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet 2000," released on video and CD by Decca), Burt Bacharach, Joe Cocker, Tom Jones, Michael Bublè, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Gloria Gaynor (Italian Tours from 2003 to 2010), Carl Anderson, Randy Crawford, Amy Stewart, Donna Summer, Matt Bianco, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, The Gibson Brothers, Samantha Fox, Imagination, Patrick Hernandez, Tony Hadley, Paul Young and Petula Clark. He has also performed and/or recorded as lead trumpet and soloist with a rainbow of very famous Italian artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Jovanotti, Fiorello, Adriano Celentano, Claudio Baglioni, Gianni Morandi, Renato Zero, Elio e le Storie Tese, Demo Morselli Big Band, Antonella Ruggiero, Toto Cutugno, YuYu, Irene Grandi, Fausto Leali, Articolo 31, Gino Paoli, Tullio De Piscopo, Ivana Spagna, Andrea Mingardi, Francesco Baccini, Dirotta su Cuba, Rossana Casale, Jenny B.and with some of the most important italian jazz big bands as the Demo Morselli Big Band (Rome), Torino Jazz Orchestra (Turin), Barga Jazz Big Band (Lucca), Massimo Nunzi Orchestra Operaia and JIPU Big Band (Rome), PMJO Parco della Musica Jazz Orchestra (Rome), PM Jazz Lab (Rome), Paolo Tomelleri Big Band (Milan), Antonella Ruggiero Big Band (Pesaro), Friuli-Venezia-Giulia Big Band (Udine), Vincenzo Genovese Big Band, Guacamaya Big Band (Florence), Sardinia Jazz Orchestra (Sassari), Paolo Tomelleri Big Band (MI), All Times Big Band (Perugia), New Sugar Kitty’s Big Band (Piacenza), Di Gregorio Big Band (Pesaro), Bansigu Big Band (Genoa), Gerardo Di Lella Big Band (Rome), Biba Band (Milan), “Italian Youth Jazz Orchestra” (Siena).

About classical music, in 1988 Andrea won the national auditions for the European and Italian tour of the "Orchestra Giovanile Italiana" (Italian Youth Orchestra) as well as the "Teatro Comunale del Giglio" of Lucca, and he was selected as a finalist in Rome for the ECYO (European Community Youth Orchestra). In 1989 he fulfilled his military compulsory service playing in the Italian Air Force Band in Rome. He still collaborates with some prestigious Italian symphonic orchestras as the “Orchestra Regionale Toscana”, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, the “Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Emilia-Romagna A. Toscanini”, the “Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Regio di Torino”, the “EUR Spettacoli” and the “Orchestra da Camera Lucchese.”

From jazz to classical to pop music, Andrea has performed in the United States, Japan, Canada, Australia, China, Norway, England, Germany, Luxemburg, Norway, Poland, Malta, Finland, France, Russia, Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Scotland, Poland, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Serbia, Egypt and Principato of Monaco.
He partecipated to many important international festivals as the “North Sea Jazz Festival” in Rotterdam, “Japan Band Clinic” in Hamamatsu, “Pori Jazz Festival”, “Autostadt Jazz & Blues Festival” in Wolfsburg, “Oulu Jazz Festival”, “Escenica Festival” in Madrid, “Printemps Musical Festival, Luxembourg”, “Rowan Jazz Festival” in Philadelphia USA, “Musek Am Syrdall, Saison Musicale, Mensdorf”, "San Francisco Making Waves Festival”, “Luxemburg Blues’n Jazz Rallye Festival”, “Festival Internacional Jazz San Javier”, “Winterthur Out in the Green Festival”, “San Sebastian Jazz Festival”, “Lichtenstein Little Big One Festival”, “The Tower Music Festival” e “Four Seasons Festival” in London, “Malta Festival”, “Wien Festival” and “Edimburgh Festival”, "Ascona Jazz Festival" Svizzera, "Western States Jazz Festival" USA, Scottish Festival of Trumpets, ”Umbria Jazz Festival”, “Herr Nilsen” Jazz Club in Oslo, Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival”, “Vicenza Jazz Festival” and many others, performing many prestigious theatres and concert halls like the “Wien Opera House”, “Concertgebow” in Amsterdam, “Radio France” and "Palais De Congrés” in Paris, “Usher Hall” in Edimburgh, Blues Alley in Washington-USA, “Touhill Performing Arts Center” in St. Louis-USA, "Heineken Music Hall" in Amsterdam, "Queen Elizabeth Hall" in Antwerp, “B1 Club” in Moscow, "Hartwell Arena" in Helsinki, “Philipshalle” in Dusseldorf, “Tempodrom” in Berlin, “Mohegan Sun Arena” USA, "Hala Sportova" in Belgrado, “Hannover Expo”, “Banff Center” in Alberta-Canada, "Kongresshaus" in Zurich, Ludwigshafen Theatre, “Estoril Casinò” in Lisbon, “Sporting Club” in Principato of Monaco, “Auditorium”, “Casa del Jazz” and “Auditorium del Foro Italico” in Rome and many others.

As a teacher, since 2004 Andrea teaches classical and jazz trumpet at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali "O.Vecchi - A.Tonelli" in Modena, Italy. He was an assistant at Maynard Ferguson's seminar during the Vicenza Jazz Festival 2003 and also collaborates with Italian Brass Week (where he gave master classes with the first chairs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra brass section, Allen Vizzutti and the Canadian Brass international artist Jens Lindemann). As international jazz and trumpet educator, Andrea has given master classes and clinics all over the world, like in the USA at the California State University Northridge in Los Angeles, San Diego State University (California), Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma Christian University (Oklahoma), Rowan University (Pennsylvania), Riverside City College, Fullerton College (California), International Trumpet Seminar at the Grand Valley State University (Michigan), First Baptist Church of Decatur in Atlanta (Georgia), Canton High School, Region 7 School District in Winsted, Southington High School, Manchester High School and Hall High School in West Harford (Connecticut), in Japan at the Japan Band Clinic, and about Europe in Norway (Norges Musikkhøgskole-Norvegian Academy of Music), Luxemburg (Musique Militaire Grand-Ducale Philarmonie), Germany (Amburgo, Schramberg e Offenburg), Spain (Teror Festival de Trompeta Isole Canarie, CIMVO Curs Internacional de Musica Vila de L’Olleria), Poland (Music Academy in Lodz and PoznaƄ) and Switzerland (Zurich, Mennedorf, Ermatingen). He also gave hundreds of master classes all over Italy, teaching for many years at the “Italian Brass Week” together with the most important names of the international brass world, at the “Baceno Brass Festival” and “Corsi Internazionali di Bosa Antica”. He also appears in Clint "Pops" McLaughlin book "Embouchure - The Pros Talk" and for an instructional video on trumpet playing.

From 2000 to 2010 he has been the Artistic Director of the "Dean Benedetti Jazz Festival" in Torre del Lago Puccini.

Andrea Tofanelli is a YAMAHA artist and clinician.
PrecedenteSuccessivoJoe Burgstaller
International Soloist, Ex Canadian Brass
Called “quite simply, a superstar of the trumpet” by conductor JoAnn Falletta, multi-genre international soloist JOE BURGSTALLER connects with audiences throughout the world with his captivating sound, dazzling virtuosity and engaging personality. Known as a story-teller with his instrument, Burgstaller is “brass-famous” for his nearly eight years as trumpeter and arranger for the famed Canadian Brass.
Joe tours worldwide as a soloist (recently including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Winnipeg, Hamburg, Bologna, US Virgin Islands, etc.), as a chamber musician, as a crossover artist, as a guest orchestral musician and as a Master (more than 120 universities and conservatories so far) with his groundbreaking masterclasses for all instruments called "Change Your Mind, Change Your Playing®”.
As Associate Professor of Trumpet at Arizona State University, he leads a dynamic trumpet studio that comprehensively prepares students for the demands of today's music world, focusing on artistic development, versatility, entrepreneurship and career growth. Described as a “Talent Whisperer”, his teaching combines traditional and fundamental techniques with an innovative mental training approach rooted in the field's breakthrough discoveries of the last two decades.
Joe’s discography includes hit solo CDs (License to Thrill and The Virtuoso Trumpet), three Top-10 Billboard hits with Canadian Brass, and his recent crossover CDs (Bach’s Secret Files and Mozart’s Blue Dreams) were Top-50 on the JazzRadio charts and the Roots Radio Report (under Paul Simon but right above the Beastie Boys).
Joe Burgstaller is a Yamaha Performing Artist.
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PrecedenteSuccessivoJens Lindemann
As the first classical brass soloist to ever receive the Order of Canada, Jens Lindemann is hailed as one of the most celebrated artists in his instrument’s history and was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year” (Brass Herald). Jens has played both jazz and classical in every major concert venue in the world: from the Philharmonics of New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Moscow and Tokyo to Carnegie Hall and even the Great Wall of China. His career has ranged from appearing internationally as an orchestral soloist, being featured at the 2010 Olympics for an audience of 2 billion people, national anthems at the Rose Bowl and for the San Francisco Giants on Memorial Day, performing at London’s ‘Last Night of the Proms’, recording with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to playing lead trumpet with the renowned Canadian Brass and a solo Command Performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Jens has also won major awards ranging from Grammy and Juno nominations to winning the prestigious Echo Klassik in Germany and British Bandsman 2011 Solo CD of the year as well as receiving several honorary doctorates.
Classically trained at the renowned Juilliard School in New York and McGill University in Montreal, Jens’ proven ability to perform as a diverse artist places him at the front of a new generation of musicians. He has performed as soloist and recording artist with classical stars such as Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Angel Romero, Pinchas Zukerman, Doc Severinsen, Charles Dutoit, Gerard Schwarz, Eiji Oue, Bramwell Tovey, Kent Nagano, Lior Shambadal, Boris Brott and Jukka Pekka Saraste. Having recorded for BMG, EMI, CBC and the BBC, Jens is helping to redefine the idea of the concert artist by transcending stylistic genres and the very stereotype of his instrument by performing with “impeccable attacks, agility and amazing smoothness” (The Clarin, Buenos Aires).
A prodigious talent, Jens Lindemann performed as a soloist with orchestras and won accolades at numerous festivals while still in his teens. A prizewinner at numerous jazz and classical competitions including the prestigious ARD in Munich, Jens also placed first, by unanimous juries, at both the Prague and Ellsworth Smith (Florida) International Trumpet Competitions in 1992. Since then, he has performed solos with orchestras including, the London Symphony, Berlin, Philadelphia, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Beijing, Bayersicher Rundfunk, Buenos Aires Chamber, Atlanta, Washington, Seattle, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Montreal, Toronto, National Arts Centre, Vancouver, Warsaw, Mexico City, Costa Rica, Bogota, Welsh Chamber, I Musici de Montreal, St. Louis, and Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center.
Heralded internationally as an outstanding artist, critics have stated: “He played with golden timbre and virtuosic flair” (New York Times)“, “a world-class talent” (Los Angeles Times), “it was one of the most memorable recitals in International Trumpet Guild history” (ITG), “performed brilliantly in the North American premiere of Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Concerto with the Toronto Symphony” (Toronto Star), and “he gave the virtuoso highlight of the evening with the Montreal Symphony”.
Based in Los Angeles as Professor with High Distinction at UCLA, Jens is also director of the summer brass program at the Banff Centre in Canada. Jens Lindemann is an international Yamaha artist playing exclusively on 24K gold plated instruments.
PrecedenteSuccessivoFábio Brum
Fábio Brum was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is an international trumpet artist and has lived and studied in five different countries and appeared in more than thirty countries around the world as a soloist, orchestral performer and teacher.

"EGREGORE +", his debut solo album released by the NAXOS label, is a combination of exclusive new compositions and arrangements. Using multiple special instruments Fábio expresses his ideas, concerns and love for making music, balancing the new and creative with a deep respect for the established art form.

Fábio is an active collaborator and exclusive artist of the distinguished musical instruments company STOMVI, based in Valencia, Spain.

Some of the prestigious ensembles that Fábio has actuated with include the Orquesta de la Radio Televisión Española (Spain), Ensemble Intercontemporain (France), Orchester des Staatstheater Darmstad (Germany), Orquesta Nacional de España (Spain), Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (Brazil), Banda da Guarda Nacional Republicana (Portugal), The Brass Company Quintet (United States), and many others. Fabio has collaborated with well known conductors such as, Lorin Maazel, Semion Bychkov, Matthias Pintscher, among others.

During his career, he won several prizes andawards atInternational Music Competitions, such as at the Cittá di Porcia International Competition, the Prague Spring International Competition,the Juan García Marín International Trumpet Competition, Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition, International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition and many others. Brum has also received various scholarships and awards including the Novara Award, DAAD, Baden-Württemberg Stipend, Lake Placid Institute Scholarship, Leon Rapier Memorial Scholarship and the Melvin Dickinson Scholarship.

Fábio acted as Principal Trumpet of the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira (Brazil) and of the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla (Spain) for over 10 seasons. He is a is a graduate of the University of Louisville (USA) and of the Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe (Germany).
PrecedenteSuccessivoClaudio Quintavalla
Principal trumpet, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Claudio Quintavalla graduated in trumpet with Andrea Patrignani, and continued his studies with André Bernard, Guido Corti, Pierre Thibaud, Raphi Glaser, Armando Ghitalla, Luciano Cadoppi and Matthias Persson.
He has collaborated with the orchestras of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Petruzzelli Theater of Bari, Teatro Verdi of Trieste, Teatro Regio of Turin, RAI, Sanremo and the National Theater of Monaco of Bavaria.
Quintavalla performs concert activity in various chamber groups, is a member and founder of the Controquintetto. As an orchestral and soloist he collaborates with the Chamber Orchestra of Mantua and with the Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
He currently holds the role of Principal trumpet of the Florentine Maggio Musicale Orchestra of Florence, playing under the baton of Z. Mehta, S. Ozawa, D. Barenboim, D. Gatti, C. Abbado, B. Bartoletti, D. Oren, J. Conlon, M. Guttman, R. Muti.
PrecedenteSuccessivoEsteban Batallán
Principal Trumpet Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Born in Barro (Pontevedra) in 1983. He began his musical studies at seven years old at the School of Music in his hometown. Continuing with his studies at the Conservatory of Music in Pontevedra and the Conservatory of Music of Vigo with the teacher Javier Viceiro.
In 1999, he joined the School of Musical Studies of Galicia, where he received masterclasses from Javier Simó. In 2000, he was selected as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (JONDE), where he remained until 2003. In 2002, he won the Principal Trumpet position in the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, a position that he held until September 2018.
During his short but intense career he participates in several competitions getting different prizes: Competition Jeunesses Musicales of Spain, 2001: First Prize; National Contest Yamaha Xeno, 2002: First Prize; European Competition Jeunesses Musicales International, 2002: First Prize; Yamaha International Competitions, 2003: First Prize and the International Competition Ville de Paris Maurice André, 2006: Fourth Prize.
He has collaborated with some orchestras on the national and international level, such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of India, Basel Sinfonieorchester, Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville, Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, Orchestra of Spanish Radio Television, National Orchestra of Porto, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, among others.
As a soloist he has played with Emsemble Orchestral of Paris, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchestra of Radio Spanish Television, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, Orchestra of Cordoba, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Geneva Camerata, Concerto Grosso Frankfurt, National Youth Orchestra of Spain, Philharmonic Orchestra of Pontevedra, Symphony Orchestra of India, among others, and works like Haydn, Hummel, Tomasi, Aroutunian, Jolivet, Bach Brandemburg, among others.
During these years he worked under the direction of great conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Jaap van Zweden, Riccardo Chailly, Zubin Metha, Bernard Haitink, Daniele Gatti, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Alan Gilbert, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Michel Plasson, Gerd Albrecht, Tom Kopmann, Lopez Cobos among others. And also, he has worked with international soloists, such as Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Peter Zimmerman, Viktoria Mullova, Gregory Sokolov, Juan Diego Florez, Maxim Vengerov, Placido Domingo, Fabio Biondi, Steven Isserlis, Nobuko IMOI, Emanuel Ax, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Labeque sisters, Martial Solal and other musical artists as Sting, Michel Camilo, Miguel Ríos and Ennio Morricone.
He has played in some of the most renowned Halls in the world as Chicago Orchestra Hall, Muziekverein Vienna, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Berlin Philharmonie, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Tonhalle in Zurich, Victoria Hall Geneva, Barbican Hall in London, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Bunka Kaikan Tokyo or Konzerthaus Berlin, among others.
From 2010-2014, he was Guest Principal Trumpet of the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville (ROSS). During 2015 and 2018, he was part, as Principal Trumpet, of the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala and Filarmonica della Scala. In 2016, he was invited by the Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) for a tour in Switzerland and India in which he played the Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings of Shostakovich and he was Principal Trumpet of the SOI until February 2018.
In the field of teaching, for 16 years he was a teacher at the Young Academy of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, and is often invited professor of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain and the Youth Orchestra of Andalusia. In 2016, he was guest for the Associazione Musicale Giuseppe Verdi di Sant’Agata di Militello in Sicily, where besides teaching, he acted as soloist with the Sicilian Brass Group.
He was principal guest trumpet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra during season 18/19 in several programs with the Maestro Muti.
PrecedenteSuccessivoMary Bowden
Classical Trumpeter and Gold Medal Global Music Award Winner Mary Elizabeth Bowden has been described by Gramophone Magazine as “brilliant” and “radiant in new repertoire for trumpet.” Bowden, a Yamaha Performing Artist, is highly regarded for her artistry and virtuosity as a soloist, and has been praised for the clarity, purity and power of her sound. Bowden released both her second solo album, Rêverie (with the Kassia Ensemble), and her debut album, Radiance (featuring new American works), on Summit Records. She has been featured on MPR’s “New Classical Tracks” with Julie Amacher, which is being aired on NPR stations across the United States.
Bowden’s 2019-20 performance highlights include the premiere of her Vivian Fung commission, Fung’s “Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra” with the Erie Philharmonic and Anchorage Symphony. This is the first by a North American female composer for a female trumpet soloist, and was awarded a New Music USA grant. In 2020, Mexican composer Gina Enríquez Morán will write a new concerto for Mary to be premiered by the World and European Brass Association in Summer 2020. Bowden gave the Spanish premiere performance of James Macmillan’s “Seraph” with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria at the Maspalomas International Trumpet Festival in Gran Canaria, Spain. She made her German debut in Eisenach at the Wartburg Castle and her French debut at the Château de Courances, both through the World and European Brass Association. She will make her Russian debut with a performance in Sochi with Otto Sauter’s 10 of the Best. Bowden will tour Florida and Mexico with the Kassia Ensemble, and will return as a soloist in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with the Chamber Music Society of Virginia. She will perform James Stephenson’s “Concerto No. 1” with the Shenandoah Conservatory Wind Ensemble. With her brass group, Seraph Brass, she will perform at the Busan Maru International Music Festival in South Korea and will perform more than 40 concerts and residencies throughout the United States, including one at the Interlochen Arts Academy. Bowden is also the newly appointed Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Shenandoah Conservatory beginning in Fall 2019.
Bowden is the First Prize winner of the International Women’s Brass Conference Trumpet Competition. She is also the 2nd Prizewinner of the 2019 American Prize in Instrumental Performance. She has performed as a soloist with China’s Hunan Symphony Orchestra at the Hunan Spring Festival Concert, Montana’s Big Sky Festival, Evansville Philharmonic, Peninsula Symphony (California), Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian Army Wind Band at the Velika Gorica Brass Festival, Chameleon Arts Ensemble (Boston), Festival Amadeus Strings (Montana), Springfield Symphony (Missouri), Naples Symphony, Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra (Florida), Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra, San Juan Symphony, Springfield (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra and New Haven Chamber Orchestra, among several others. She has performed with trumpet soloist Jouko Harjanne at the Lieksa Brass Week in Finland, where she also served on the jury of the Lieksa International Trumpet Competition. At The Banff Center in Alberta, Canada, she performed Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 Trumpets with trumpeters Jens Lindemann and Ryan Anthony. She was also awarded the Public Prize from the Perrenoud Foundation International Music Competition. Bowden frequently performs in recital both in solo programs and as the Dash Duo with her husband, trumpeter David Dash. Bowden and Dash teach at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Dash as the Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Bowden as a Resident Artist.
Bowden is a founding member of both Seraph Brass and the Chrysalis Chamber Players, a recipient of a Yale Alumni Grant. Seraph Brass, First Prize winner of the 2019 American Prize in Chamber Music, was the guest ensemble at the 2019 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Miami, was the featured ensemble at the International Women’s Brass Conference in 2017, and at the Lieksa Brass Week in Finland in 2017 and 18. The group’s debut album, Asteria, released on Summit Records in 2018, won the Silver Medal Global Music Award. Bowden and other members of Seraph Brass performed many dates on Adele’s 2016 North American tour.
Bowden has collaborated in chamber music programs at the Marlboro Music Festival, Lakes Area Music Festival, The Banff Centre and at the Sydney Opera House (under the baton of Håkan Hardenberger). She has served on the adjunct faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University and at The Curtis Institute of Music’s Young Artist Summer Program.
An experienced orchestral musician, Bowden is currently Principal Trumpet of the Artosphere Festival Orchestra and a member of the Iris Orchestra. She has served as Principal Trumpet of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, Lakes Area Music Festival Orchestra, New Zealand’s Auckland Philharmonia, the Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea, and with Seraphic Fire’s Firebird Chamber Orchestra. At the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, she held the principal chair in Pierre Boulez’s performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, which was released on CD in 2011. The Luzerner Zeitung described her playing in one word – “outstanding.” Bowden is also a member of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.
Bowden began full-time college studies at the age of 14, receiving an Associate degree from the Joliet Junior College. Subsequently, she earned her Bachelor of Music degree from The Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with the principal trumpeter of the Philadelphia Orchestra, David Bilger. She was awarded her Master of Music degree in 2006 from the Yale School of Music where she studied on a full scholarship with trumpeter Allan Dean.
PrecedenteSuccessivoMireia Farrés
Trumpet soloist at the Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra (OBC) and teacher at ESMUC, this young musician studied at the Conservatori de Música de Manresa where she won the Trumpet Honor Prize and the Chamber Music Honor Prize.
She was accepted in the New England Conservatory of Boston, where she obtained a scholarship. Prominent student of Charles Schlueter, she obtained the Brass Department Award and the
Honorable Mention as a soloist, as well as the Honor Brass Quintet award.
She had her very first orchestral experience as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia (JONC) and joined the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada in 2001 as a trumpet soloist until 2004, when she got her current position at the OBC.
Due to her bright and touching performances she has frequently been invited to play as a soloist for numerous orchestras, such as the Orquestra de Cámara de Vic i Terrassa, Andorra National Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica de Granada, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Galicia, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Bahia Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Gioorquestra.
The soloist took part in numerous festivals such as Festival Pau Casals de Prada de Conflent, Festival de Torroella de Montgrí, Festival de Peralada and Festival Grafenegg, where she played the debut of Matthias Pintscher’scomposition for 2 trumpets and Tine Thing Helseth. Her most recent engagements include a Spain tour with the Hungarian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by János Kovács. Furthermore she has played with Christian Zacharias, Jaime Martín, Yuja Wang y Martha Argerich, among others.
Always trying to explore new possibilities with her instrument, has led her to performances with various chamber music ensembles like her duet with the pianist Mercè Hervada, performing original music for trumpet and piano in festivals in different countries.
Proving her versatility she often explores new fields like improvised music, appearing with major jazz musicians like Llibert Fortuny (saxophone) and Manel Camp (piano) in Jazz Nadal and Jazz Bach projects.
She has been a teacher at the Conservatori Superior de Música de Mallorca and the Conservatori de Granollers.
She regularly teaches in young orchestras such as JONC and JONDE (Joven Orquesta Nacional de España). She has also given master classes at Spanish and European superior conservatories.
As a good and sensitive communicator, she is often invited to give interviews and to appear in media programs.
The JCI (Junior Chamber International) gave her the Young Award. She also owns the TOYP (The Outstanding Young Person) prize for her successful cultural activity.