Featured Artist

Edward H. Tarr

Our February Featured Artist sadly passed away on March 24, 2020. But before he passed away, he was kind enough to record for the members of Trumpet Magazine the last interview he gave during his lifetime. Today, we are honored to bring it to you.
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Edward H. Tarr highlights chronology:

  • 1936: Born in Norwich, CT, USA.
  • 1957: Bachelor of Arts—Oberlin College, OH, USA.
  • 1959: Master of Music in Trumpet Performance—Northwestern University, IL, USA.
  • 1959: Pi Kappa Lambda—Northwestern University, IL, USA.
  • 1964: Bachelor of Music in Musicology—University of Basel, Switzerland.
  • 1969: Principal Trumpet of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Italy.
  • 1972: Professor of Cornetto and Baroque Brass Instruments at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Switzerland.
  • 1979: Professor of Trumpet at the University of Music Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • 1985: Director of the Bad Säckingen Trumpet Museum, Germany.
  • 1987: Ph.D.—University of Hamburg, Germany.
  • 1995: Christopher Monk Award—Historic Brass Society, USA.
  • 1995: Cesare Bendinelli Prize—Accademia Filarmonica of Verona, Italy.
  • 1996: Honorary Award—International Trumpet Guild, USA.
  • 1997: Music Prize—Volksbank Hochrhein Foundation, Germany.
  • 2003: Silver Medal for Cultural Achievements—City of Rheinfelden, Germany.
  • 2003: DMus (Honoris Causa)—Oberlin College, OH, USA.
  • 2004: Teaching Award—University of Music Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • 2013: Soloist Prize—European Foundation for Culture, Germany.
  • 2020: Died in Rheinfelden, Germany.

The 18 and a half minute posthumous interview with Edward Tarr includes reflection, emotion, and fun. It is undoubtedly a document of great sentimental value for all those who knew and love him.

You can find the full video here (English and Spanish subtitles are available). Enjoy it!

Next week we will be posting information about the concert in his honor to be held in June 2021.

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