John Fumo: “Etudes Will Show Your Weaknesses and Help You Understand Music Making as Well”
He has participated in two Grammy award-winning recordings, has performed with such artists as Neil Diamond, Neil Young, James Brown, Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston, and his trumpet can be heard in a number of movie soundtracks. Today he teaches at CalArts and is a Yamaha Performing Artist. Ladies and gentlemen, John Fumo.
Gábor Tarkövi: “Every Note We Play With the Trumpet Has to Sound Like Music”
He has been nothing less than a soloist of the Berlin Philharmonic since 2004. He recently left the position to teach full time at the Berlin University of the Arts (the students of that university are lucky!). And today he is with us here at Trumpet Magazine for an interview: the incomparable, Gábor Tarkövi.
Dave Bacon: “The Trumpet Requires Time to Learn, and Becoming a Fine Musician Takes Even More Effort and Time”
Today we have Dave Bacon, Trumpet Instructor and Jazz Band Director at Grand Canyon University, and a student of great masters such as Bill Pfund, Keith Johnson, Arnold Jacobs or Uan Rasey.
Marco Pierobon: “Always Think About the Musical Line, Not Each Separated Note!”
When he is not giving classes in the Claudio Monteverdi Conservatory in Bolzano, he is performing concerts with his brass quintet, the Gomalan Brass, or as a soloist, with his brilliant Yamaha trumpets. Ladies and gentlemen: the great Marco Pierobon!
Steve Leisring: “Great Students Find Success, No Matter Where They Study”
Today we have an interview with Steve Leisring, who has been teaching at the University of Kansas for 17 years, after having been principal trumpet of the Tenerife Symphony for 14 years. Don’t miss everything he shares with us!
Max Sommerhalder: “If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It”
Today, we have another renowned European trumpeter, a teacher of many great trumpeters that occupy coveted seats in orchestras and universities all over the world: the great Max Sommerhalder. Thank you generously giving a part of your time, Max!
Charles Lazarus: “I Took Lessons With as Many Different Teachers as Possible and Often With Teachers of Different Instruments”
Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Charles Lazarus, a member of the Minnesota Orchestra since the year 2000, and also an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota and a Yamaha Artist.
Guy Touvron: “We Need to Enrich Ourselves Culturally as Much as Possible to Be Able to Convey Emotion in Our Performance”
Continuing with our “European tour” of interviews, today we have a universal Frenchman who already has more than a 50 year career, publishing 125 albums and performed more than 5,000 concerts. With him, there are plenty of presentations and we all know him. Ladies and gentlemen: Guy Touvron.
Jesse Cook: “Students Need to Be Listening to Great Trumpet Playing a Lot. Then Copying. Recording Themselves. Work at Tone Production”
We are interviewing the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at University of Central Florida. Don’t miss the experience that he imparts and his advice on working articulation with Clarke studies.
Andrea Tofanelli: “All Music We Play Makes Us Better, Even If It’s a Different and Opposite Genre”
Today in Trumpet Magazine, we have one of the most well-known Italian trumpet players on the international stage. He has played with Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau Band, but he’s also performed alongside artists like Pavarotti, George Michael, Tom Jones, Michael Bublé, and Gloria Gaynor. He is also a Yamaha artist and has offered a quit broad interview. Thanks, Andrea!
Jason Bergman: “Nothing Is Handed to You. You Have to Earn It and Go Get It”
Today we have an interview with Jason Bergman, who teaches today at Brigham Young University, a place he graduated from and studied with David Brown, and also a place he considers to be among “the most beautiful in the US.” Read what he shares!
Manu Mellaerts: “If One Needs Too Much Time to Warm Up, It Usually Means That Something Is Wrong”
This interview will be the first in a series of interviews with famous European soloists, and we’ll begin with the great Manu Mellaerts, principal of La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, professor at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels and leader of Belgian Brass, apart from being a Yamaha artist and a professor in Trumpet Magazine School! You can’t miss all the knowledge Manu shares with us here!