Ryan Gardner: “I’m Just Lucky to Be Able to Work With Such Inspiring Students That Make Every Day a Pleasure”
Dr Ryan Gardner is the Associate Professor of Trumpet at UC Boulder. In this interview, he talks about his career and the recent successes of his students at the National Trumpet Competition. Dr Gardner’s students have won every collegiate division at the National Trumpet Competition, including the Undergraduate Solo Division — 2017, 2018, 2021 — the Graduate Solo Division in 2016, the Military Band Excerpt Competition in 2022 and the Ensemble Division seven times — 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021, 2022 (small ensemble) and 2022 (large ensemble) in addition to placing a total of 19 times during this span. They have also won top prizes in the International Trumpet Guild competitions, Music Teachers National Association competitions, and International Women’s Brass Conference competitions, among others. They are employed in orchestras, premiere military bands, and teaching positions across the country.
Matthias Höfs: “If You Can Play a Simple Melody Beautifully You Are a Musician; If You Can Only Play Perfect You Are a Trumpet Player”
The legendary trumpet player Matthias Höfs discusses exciting topics such as the German Brass, rehearsing with a group, playing on the piccolo, brass arrangements, teaching… This interview is a must for all of us who love the iconic German sound.
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.
Lucienne Renaudin-Vary: “Follow Your Instinct. Just Enjoy What You Do and Be Yourself”
Lucienne Renaudin-Vary has had an exciting and rewarding career as one of the youngest female trumpet players in the world. She discusses her early background in music, her love of both classical and jazz genres, her new album, her inspirations, and advice for young players.
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.