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History of The Trumpet

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Mnozil Brass


Mnozil Brass is an Austrian brass ensemble septet, founded 1992. Founding members have been graduates of the renowned Vienna College of Music, who met while playing at the Mnozil pub in Vienna’s 1st inner city district. Mnozil Brass music is presented in a typical Austrian humor style, which can be ( approximately ) characterized as jet black and here and there absurd. Elements of slapstick existent next to virtuosic brass playing. Notably Austrian and German Schlager songs of the 20. century are often caricatured, former member Sebastian Fuchsberger was a great talent in imitating e. g. Johannes Heesters and Udo Jürgens. Mnozil Brass is able to convince audience that playing music is not only a serious business. The septet cooperates with freelance director Bernd Jeschek who developed the stage programs “Smoke“, “Ragazzi“ and “Seven“ and the “first operetta of the 21st century” titled The Trojan Boat ( German: Das Trojanische Boot ), world premier was 2005 during the German Art Festival RuhrTriennale.

Mnozil Brass became more and more popular during the last few years and now tours regularly around the world.

Current Mnozil Brass members: Thomas Gansch (trumpet), Robert Rother (trumpet), Roman Rindberger (trumpet), Leonhard Paul (trombone & bass trumpet), Gerhard Füßl (trombone), Zoltan Kiss (trombone), Wilfried Brandstötter (tuba)

Malte Burba

Malte Burba, born 1957, comes from a family of musicians, where the groundwork for his musical sensibility was laid at an early age. He studied trumpet, piano, musicology and music education. His supplementary studies of phonetics and medicine provided him with essential knowledge and an impetus for the development of his method and for the brilliant control and mastery of his instruments. His almost unlimited mastery of brass instruments gives him additional artistic leeway for the interpretation of classical, modern, contemporary and experimental music through the use of a wide range of instruments such as the various trumpets, the euphonium, alphorn, althorn and the didgeridoo.

Not only does Malte Burba rank among the most interesting and versatile brass players of our time, he is also considered to be one of the best brass teachers worldwide. Many of his students play in leading orchestras or teach at major conservatories. One of the pillars of his pedagogy is the pioneering method developed by him for playing brass instruments which, in an absolutely logical manner, eliminates all technical and embouchure-related problems. He currently teaches at the Peter Cornelius-Konservatorium and the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, and at the Conservatoire de Musique Luxembourg.

The name Malte Burba can often be heard in trumpet circles, not least because he is regarded as quite controversial. But what does he really stand for? The fact is, that through his trumpet method, he has filled a previous gap with new knowledge of the specific physical and physiological conditions for trumpet playing. This work has so far resulted in the books BRASS MASTER-CLASS (Schott ED 8335 in German or ED 8760 in English) and TEACH YOUR BODY TO BLOW (Editions BIM 6), as well as master classes and workshops in Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, and Brazil, and for the first time in Sweden this year (13th 14th of July in Kosta). He is teaching at the Conservatory of Mainz, and until the end of spring 2002 also at the Music Academy of Cologne.

Barbara Butler Trumpet Master Class

Barbara Butler, professor of trumpet at Northwestern University, was previously professor of trumpet at the Eastman School of Music. Former co-principal trumpet with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, principal trumpet of the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, and acting associate/assistant principal trumpet with the Houston and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras, Ms. Butler was also a member of the Eastman Brass and Eastman Virtuosi. Currently an ensemble artist with The Chicago Chamber Musicians, as well as soloist and co-principal trumpet with Music of the Baroque and the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, Ms. Butler continues to perform as soloist and guest artist with orchestras and music festivals in Spain, Italy, Finland, Japan, Switzerland, and throughout the United States and Canada. Also in demand for her teaching skills, Ms. Butler has offered master classes and recitals around the world. Her students are members of the finest orchestras and college/university faculties.

Ms. Butler has been featured on national and international radio broadcasts with Eastman Brass, Grand Teton Music Festival, The Chicago Chamber Musicians, and Music of the Baroque, among others, and has released two recordings: With Clarion Voice (Music of the Baroque, on D'Note) and Music for Two Trumpets and Organ (Gasparo). Ms. Butler has also performed as guest artist with the Chicago Symphony Brass Ensemble, the International Women's Brass Conference, the Minnesota Symphony's Rug Concert, and New York's Mostly Mozart series. Most recently, Ms. Butler and Charles Geyer were featured soloists at the International Trumpet Guild in Denver and in a two trumpet and organ recital in Venice, Italy. In December 2003, she and Mr. Geyer released their latest recording, Carmen Fantasia for Two Trumpets and Orchestra, on the Warner Classics label.

Ryan Anthony

Virtuoso trumpeter Ryan Anthony, best known for his contribution to the Canadian Brass, currently enjoys a varied career as soloist, educator, chamber musician and orchestral player. Having departed the world-renowned brass ensemble in 2003, Anthony quickly became one of the most sought after trumpet players in America, prompting the celebrated trumpeter, Doc Severinsen, to note: “He will be missed with [Canadian Brass], but I feel certain he will have a great and distinguished career as a soloist”. In the summer of 2006 Mr. Anthony once again joined the ranks with Canadian Brass as part of the “Dream Team” and appeared in various performances with the famed group.

From being selected as a 1987 Presidential Scholar to winning both the John P. Paynter and Bank of America National Achievement Awards to his inclusion in Who’s Who in America, Ryan Anthony’s career has developed from that of teen phenom to an artist at the forefront of today’s classical crossover market. Only 16 years old when he won the highly publicized Seventeen Magazine/General Motors Concerto Competition —the second ever to win the Grand Prize after Joshua Bell—Anthony continues to win over audiences and critics with his charismatic performances and artistic finesse.

Starting in the Fall of 2004 Mr. Anthony was appointed as Guest Principal Trumpet with The Dallas Symphony Orchestra and became Interim Principal Trumpet in 2006. Next season in 2008, Mr. Anthony will begin his position as Principal Trumpet full-time with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra while continuing outside appearances as soloist and chamber musician.

Since Mr. Anthony’s departure from Canadian Brass, he has worked as an orchestral player in the sections of New York Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic on their U.S. tours, the Cleveland Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, the Dallas Symphony in Carnegie Hall, and engagements with The Brass Band of Battle Creek. As guest soloist his recent appearances include the IRIS Chamber Orchestra, Springfield Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony, Idaho Civic Symphony, Bozeman Symphony, San Juan Symphony, New Hampshire Summer Festival, and Canton Symphony with upcoming performances with Portland Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and return visit to both Bozeman and San Juan Symphonies. In the last three season his appearances with Anthony & Beard have traveled to Colorado, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Ohio, New Mexico, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, New York, Canada and Moscow, Russia in Spring 2008.

Ryan Anthony has previously performed in many prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the U.S. State Department, and the Pan-Pacific International Music Festival in Sydney, Australia. As a guest soloist or featured artist with Canadian Brass, Anthony has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic (Brass), Minnesota Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Memphis, Milwaukee, Montreal, Phoenix, Seattle, and St. Louis, among several others.

Anthony’s versatility has been evident with his numerous recording projects for television, radio, and motion pictures. In 1998, Ryan Anthony’s solo in “Farewell” was heard nightly as NBC’s “Must See TV” theme. His studio recordings have been aired on ABC, CBS, FOX, TBS, WGN, TNT, and HBO Television. His commercial recordings also include those for Disney, Hollywood, Paramount, Touchstone, and Columbia Motion Pictures. With various brass ensembles, his recordings on Brass Classics, Opening Day, Chandos, Dorian, d’Note, and New World labels enjoy continuous airplay. He has also premiered two compositions which were written for and dedicated to him by leading 21st century composer Donald Erb. Anthony’s most current project is the development of a new trumpet concerto with renowned composer and fellow Memphian, Stanley Friedman.

As an educator he was Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music just prior to joining the Canadian Brass in 2000 and served as Artist/Faculty at North Carolina School of the Arts during 2004-2005. . He has also served as an artist/clinician with Yamaha instruments. A devoted educator, Anthony has held residency positions with the University of Memphis, University of Toronto, Music Academy of the West and continues his annual residency at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. His master classes have spanned the globe to include leading conservatories in Europe, Asia, and North America. He is currently a Yamaha artist and has edited and recorded both the Haydn and Hummel Trumpet Concertos for Hal Leanord Publishing. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ryan Anthony received the school’s Alumni Achievement Award in 2001.

Merry Trumpet Christmas

Geoffrey Gallante

When one considers all his remarkable travels and exploits, it’s as if Geoffrey Gallante has lived in his own little ‘musical Disneyland’ since first picking up a trumpet at the tender age of 4. Where else would a 4-year-old be featured on the front page of The Washington Post? Where else could a 5-yr-old child perform with the likes of the elite U.S. ARMY BLUES JAZZ ENSEMBLE?-- on the steps of the U.S. CAPITOL no less??

Or a 5-yr-old Geoffrey Gallante appear as guest soloist with the world-class WASHINGTON SYMPHONIC BRASS? Only in some musical ‘Disneyland’ would jazz trumpet legends like MAYNARD FERGUSON share their stage with 5-yr-old trumpet players in one of the premier jazz supper clubs in the country. Not in the real world does a child as young as six perform for the president at the WHITE HOUSE or with the U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY CONCERT BAND. In Geoff’s Disneyland, 6-yr-olds possess the talent, poise and supreme confidence to perform for a MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL opening day crowd of 49,000 and 7-yr-old musicians get to perform at the KENNEDY CENTER in DC! And only in his own little ‘Disneyland’ are 7-yr-olds endowed with such remarkable musical gifts as to garner guest soloist engagements with distinguished ensembles as DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA, the LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA and ALLENTOWN (PA) BAND, "America's Oldest Civilian Band"! And it must be 'Disneyland' when, as an 8yr old kid, you get to perform with a New Orleans style jazz band at the WASHINGTON MONUMENT one month and with the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (UAB) WIND SYMPHONY at the LINCOLN MEMORIAL the next!

Up to now, any one of these exploits was unheard of and unimaginable. Yet Geoffrey Gallante holds all these distinctions--with appearances on CBS's 'EARLY SHOW, NBC's 'TONIGHT SHOW' and 'TODAY SHOW' and BBC RADIO and a front page, feature story in the WASHINGTON TIMES to boot! Other notable guest soloist appearances include: Philadelphia Brass--Bemus Bay (NY) Pops--PeachTree (GA) Symphonic Winds --Northern Indiana Symphony Orchestra--New Bedford (MA) Symphony Orchestra--257th Army Band, D.C.--Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, D.C--Ridgewood (NJ) Concert Band. And it wouldn't be a 'musical Disneyland' unless a kid gets to play with not just Maynard Ferguson but lots of famous trumpeters, right? Geoff has played with other trumpet luminaries from Phil Driscoll, Arturo Sandoval and Hugh Masekela to Wynton Marsalis and Chris Botti, who, before the two of them performed a duet of 'America the Beautiful' on the TODAY SHOW, remarked “I've never seen anything like it”!

Geoffrey Gallante is under the tutelage of Chuck Seipp of the U.S. Army Concert Band and Kenny Rittenhouse of the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble and performs on a Bb Cornet donated by the YAMAHA CORP in recognition and support of his extraordinary talent.

Maurice Murphy R.I.P

The death has been announced on the 28th of October of Maurice Murphy, who was for 30 years the principal trumpeter of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Murphy's early musical training was in the brass band world, and his first major appointment was as solo cornet with the Black Dyke Mills Band when still in his early 20s.

Early orchestral experience came via brief stints with the Hallé and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. From 1961 he held the position of principal trumpet with the BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, now the BBC Philharmonic.

His move to the London Symphony in 1977 coincided with the earliest John Williams soundtracks to be recorded by the orchestra. For many, his greatest moment came with the recording of the soundtrack for Star Wars, and in particular the fanfares that accompany the opening sequence of the film.

Murphy officially retired from the LSO in 2000, but he was persuaded to continue on an annually renewed contract until 2007. He was appointed MBE in the 2010 New Years Honours list.

Google Doodle - Dizzy Gillespie

Google Doodles are the drawings that are designed on, around and through the Google logo on Google's home page. They commemorate special dates or events.

We love special Google Doodles and recently we’re given a special treat from the search giant which is celebrating the 93rd anniversary of Dizzy Gillespie, one of the most famous jazz trumpet players of all time.

John Birks Gillesbie was born on October 21st, 1917 and besides being a jazz trumpet player, he was also a singer, band-leader, and composer. Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie were the most important figures in the development of “modern jazz and bebop.”

Dizzy Gillespie is regarded by most jazz fans and critics as the best jazz trumpet players that ever lived on this planet. Dizzy was the mentor of lots of musicians of that time as he taught trumpet players like Arturo Sandoval, Miles Davis, Jon Faddis, and many others.


Source: mibz.com