Alex Norris on His New Album, “Fleet From the Heat” (SteepleChase)
2022 marks Alex Norris' 30th year on the scene in NYC. In this interview, he talks to Arthur Zanin about what motivated him to develop his latest album, "Fleet From the Heat" (SteepleChase, 2021), and what's hidden in each piece on it.
Alison Balsom on Her New Album, “Quiet City” (Warner Classics)
Alison Balsom discusses the repertoire selections for her new album, her close partnership with Simon Wright while arranging Gershwin, equipment, the meaning of Ives's "Unanswered Question," and her homage to Miles Davis.
We proudly present Trumpet Magazine's Featured Artist for our August issue: Alison Balsom.
Ryan Gardner on His UC Boulder Students’ Success at NTC
During his interview for Trumpet Magazine, we of course asked Ryan Gardner about the enormous success his students at the University of Colorado Boulder have achieved at the National Trumpet Competition — they have won both the Small and Large Ensemble divisions.
Matthias Höfs on His Next ‘Oskar Böhme’ Album and Other Projects
During his interview for Trumpet Magazine, Matthias Höfs told us about his upcoming album featuring his arrangements of works by Oskar Böhme and other exciting projects that will soon see the light of day in 2022.
Matthias Höfs — “Festive Trumpets for Christmas” (Berlin Classics)
Matthias Höfs talks to Trumpet Magazine about the inspiring project he carried out with his students during the Covid lockdown: the album Festive Trumpets for Christmas, released on Berlin Classics.
We are very proud to present Trumpet Magazine's Featured Artist for May: Matthias Höfs.
Reframe and Redirect… A More Thoughtful Way to Practice the Trumpet
"I've GOT to figure this out" can quickly turn toxic when you add, "…or else [insert dire prediction of future success or failure here]." What if you reframed that thought and made it simply, "I WILL figure this out"? That small change can make a huge difference.
Simon Höfele — Bulak’s Fantasy Op. 15 (Neue Meister)
Always eager to try something new, the curious and passionate Simon Höfele contacted Turkish composer Kaan Bulak in 2019 in search of a piece he could perform at the BBC Radio 3 Open Ear concert. Bulak — who has become known for his electroacoustic ensemble and unique compositions spanning contemporary and classical music — had nothing in store to offer and so decided to write a piece from scratch for the occasion. In the resulting piece, Fantasy Op. 15, now released as a joint EP by Kaan Bulak and Simon Höfele on Neue Meister, Bulak transformed Höfele's recordings into sound effects that complement his live performance on stage. Listen here to this fascinating new piece of the repertoire.
Lucienne Renaudin-Vary — “Piazzolla Stories” (Warner Classics)
Lucienne Renaudin-Vary talks to Trumpet Magazine about her latest release: "Piazzolla Stories" on Warner Classics. Listen to it here!
We are thrilled to announce Trumpet Magazine's Artist of the Month for October: Lucienne Renaudin-Vary.
Russian Trumpet Concertos — New Album by Paul Merkelo Coming Out in 2022
The new album by Paul Merkelo, including Russian trumpet concertos, was recorded in 2019 but has not yet been released due to the pandemic. You can now pre-order it inside this article.