David Baldwin: “I Can Give My Students a Boat-Load of Ideas and Materials, but Their Drive to Get Better Is Their Own”
He is known worldwide for his mythical recording of Charlier’s 36 Études transcendantes. He was a student of the legendary Duro, Vacchiano, Crisara, Nagel, Cichowicz, Adelstein and Gorham, and has been teaching at the University of Minnesota for more than 40 years. Today in Trumpet Magazine, we have the honor of publishing an interview we had with him and would like to share it with all of you. A must read!
Jason Evans: “As an Orchestral Trumpet Player, a Consistent Airflow Is Key”
The principal trumpet of the Philharmonia Orchestra and professor at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music of London (United Kingdom) is only 25 years old! Don’t miss this interview with this incredible Brit (and don’t miss some of his exercises he is sharing with Trumpet Magazine in PDF format!).
Glenn Fischthal: “It’s Nice to Know Excerpts by Memory, but Remember, at the Audition You’ll Be Reading From Sheet Music!”
Today we have the honor to publish this interview with an authentic legend of the trumpet. A great person, with warm human characteristics, and an amazing trumpeter that, for 20 years, has occupied the principal chair of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy!
Huw Dann: “If You Never Practice Getting Tired, You’ll Never Get Tired”
He studied in his country, Australia, but also at Chosen Vale (USA), where he garnered knowledge from the likes of Hardenberger, Stevens, Gould, Stockhausen, Burns, Carroll and Cassone. On his return home, he began to collaborate with important orchestras until joining the Auckland Philharmonia of New Zealand where, at the age of 33, he is now the principal trumpet while also teaching at the University of Auckland. This is an opportunity to learn from what he has to teaching.
Aaron Romm: “I Stress the Importance of Consistent Progress Over Perfection”
Today we join our section of Interviews with Aaron Romm, someone who grew up surrounded by good music: his father is Ronald Romm (the historic member of Canadian Brass) and his mother, Avis Romm (a renowned collaborative pianist). Despite his youth, he has an amassed experience as a teacher and a performer. He currently teaches at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, and has agreed to share a little of his time with Trumpet Magazine to respond to our questionnaire. Of course, he also supplied us with a PDF of exercises for our subscribers.
Sergei Nakariakov: “I Haven’t Changed My Mouthpiece and Trumpet for More Than 20 Years”
With today’s interviewee, there are plenty of presentations. We’ve known him since he was just 15 years old, in 1992, when he released his first album. He is the Russian virtuoso of our generation and, for Trumpet Magazine, it is an honor that he has spent a bit of time answering our questionnaire. This is a must read interview!
Stephen Fishwick: “The Teacher Must Try and Inspire the Student to Get Into Serious Listening to the Music. Unless This Happens, There Is No Real Way to Progress”
Today we have Stephen Fishwick — one of UK's greatest jazz trumpeters, who, apart from being a very active musician on stage and recording studios, is very committed to teaching and teaches at Leeds College of Music, at the Guildhall School of Music and at the Royal Academy of Music, as well as being a visiting tutor at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Do not miss the opportunity to learn from him in this interview and in the PDF exercise he shares with the Trumpet Magazine community.
Allen Vizzutti: “If Correct Fundamentals of Relaxed Breathing and Sound Are Not Well Established, Your Practice Will Not Yield the Expected Results”
We have the immense honor to interview one of the most celebrated trumpet artists in the world, an authentic trumpet legend. It’s incredible what we can learn from each and every one of his words.
Peyden James Shelton: “The Student Will Not Have Access to the Teacher Forever, So the Teacher Should Ultimately Teach His Students to Teach Themselves”
In the second installment, we have the recently appointed assistant professor of trumpet at the University of Utah, Peyden James Shelton, who, despite his youth, is starting a brilliant career. His interview is very broad, and he has been very generous with the PDF exercises he has agreed to share.
Markus Stockhausen: “The Muscles Have Good Memory and Once the Embouchure Is Set You Don’t Have to Do the Daily Routines Every Day”
Trumpet Magazine has the honor of interviewing one of the greatest musicians out there today. He was born in a family where music was as necessary as breathing (his father was the famous German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen). He has studied with the greats (Platt, Caruso, Thibaud, Groth, Stevens…), and for years he has played all kinds of musical genres, dazzling the public and critics all over the world. You cannot miss this interview!
Brandon Cave: “Many Young Players Run Into Problems Because They Just Don’t Have a Clear Enough Idea in Their Head of What They Want to Sound Like”
Today we have Brandon Cave, a professor at the Baltimore School of Music and the 2nd trumpet of the American Pops Orchestra.
John Foster: “You Can Be the World’s Greatest Technician on the Trumpet, but Without Great Musicianship, All That Great Trumpet Playing Is Wasted”
Today, our interviewee is one of the key people of today's Australia trumpet world. He studied in both Australia and the United Kingdom with some of the best baroque and modern trumpet players. He was a member of the Auckland Philharmonia and the Sydney Symphony, teacher at the Sydney Conservatorium, and is currently trumpet and artistic director of the Australian Baroque Brass as well as the director of the Australasian Trumpet Academy. His tips for managing stage anxiety are great!