Simon Höfele: “I Love Haydn, Hummel and Arutiunian, but There Is More Beyond That”
In a short time, Simon Höfele has become one of the most celebrated trumpet players of this generation, rising to the status of internationally renowned soloist and being invited to play with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw and the BBC Symphony, as well as in the major halls and festivals of Europe.
Kevin Paul: “Things Happen in Unexpected Ways, so Have Fun and Keep At It Until a Door Opens Up”
Kevin Paul, co-creator of MilitaryTrumpetJobs.com and member of the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” shares about his background as a performer and some of his experiences playing in Washington D.C.
Paul Merkelo: “Tell a Story When You Play and Believe In Your Own Story”
Paul Merkelo, Principal Trumpet of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, shares what first inspired him as a musician, juggling a solo and orchestral career and much more in this exclusive interview.
Ronald Romm: “Don’t Do the Same Thing That Everyone Else Does, or You Will Be Considered a Knock-off of Other Things That Are Out There”
Ronald Romm has been very generous in this exclusive interview for Trumpet Magazine, addressing topics such as the founding of Canadian Brass and many more related to his extensive career in music.
Tine Thing Helseth: “I Want to Be a Role Model for Young Girls Wanting to Take up the Trumpet, to Show That Equality Is Important and Everyone Should Be Judged Solely on Their Playing”
In this interview for Trumpet Magazine, Tine Thing Helseth talks about a little bit of everything: how she has dealt with these pandemic times, her career, her projects, her life… Amazing!
Randolph Lee: “Despite the Challenges, The Virus Created New Opportunities and We’re Running With It”
Randolph Lee (University of Florida) talks to Trumpet Magazine about his latest album, "La Trompeta Camaleónica," as well as other projects.
Doc Severinsen: “If You’re Going to Play What You Feel Like Playing Without a Goal of Some Kind Then You’re Not Going to Make It”
In this interview, Doc Severinsen shares with Trumpet Magazine his multi-faceted experiences as a musician. Through the interview, you get tastes of Doc Severinsen on The Tonight Show, playing in Orchestras, as well as playing Latin Music in Mexico.
Davy DeArmond: “Good Teachers Are Definitely Part of That Process to Help Point You in the Right Direction”
Dr. DeArmond currently serves as trumpet instrumentalist and section leader with the United States Naval Academy Band. As an educator, he holds a faculty position at The Catholic University of America.
Reinhold Friedrich: “I Want to Earn the Respect of the Real Music World”
You shouldn't miss this in-depth interview with Reinhold Friedrich in which we talk about many trumpet-related issues: his career, his advice, his approach to music... Quite valuable.
Benjamin Wright: “You Should Always Be Listening to Yourself and Trying to Create the Sound You’re Hearing in Your Head”
Benjamin Wright is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and shares his prolific idea to create an online seminar for trumpet players; this seminar gives an abundance of information on various topics to challenge trumpet players and help them improve. Benjamin also shares his insights on teaching, technique, and advice for teachers and students.
Louis Dowdeswell: “The Most Important Thing as a Trumpet Player Is That We’re Able to Be Adaptable to Our Current Environment”
In this interview, we have Louis Dowdeswell—an amazing musician whose career spans multiple genres.
Jouko Harjanne: “The Student Himself Is His Best Teacher; One Must Think Very Well What and How He Is Playing”
Finnish trumpeter, Jouko Harjanne, is one of Europe’s trumpeters with the largest international career, with more than 30 recordings as a soloist, and renowned for his role as a juror in many prestigious music competitions all over the world.