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.
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.