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Jonathan Aasgaard…

I was in the Royal Hospital here in Liverpool today. I was actually there to receive some treatment for a frozen shoulder, a complaint I have been suffering with for a while. I was awaiting my appointment in the muskoskeletal … Continue reading

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Principal Trumpet Vacancy – London Symphony Orchestra

Principal Trumpet (one of two equal principals), London Symphony Orchestra The London Symphony Orchestra invites applications for: Principal Trumpet (one of two equal principals) Please send your completed application form (no CVs please) and your equal opportunities monitoring form to … Continue reading

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Michael Mulcahy On Working With The Chicago Symphony Brass

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Trombonist, Michael Mulcahy, on recording and working with the CSO Brass Section. Incidentally, Michael used to play in the Tasmanian Symphony, with our own Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Principal Percussion, Graham Johns.

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Hannah Mackenzie – Trumpet Soloist…

Best of luck to Hannah Mackenzie, a young, very talented trumpeter, as she performs the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto in Blackpool tomorrow. Hannah is Principal Trumpet of the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and currently studying with me! Toi, toi, toi…

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The Famous Principal Trumpets of New York Philharmonic Orchestra…

After the earth shattering news of the previous post, the retirement of legendary New York Phil Principal Trumpet Philip Smith, I was curious about who he succeeded and who had sat in that chair previously. I was especially interested because … Continue reading

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Legendary New York Philharmonic Trumpeter To Retire!

WQXR Blog New York Philharmonic Trumpeter Philip Smith to Retire Tuesday, November 05, 2013 – 04:00 PM By Brian Wise Enlarge Philip Smith, New York Philharmonic principal trumpet Philip Smith, who has led the New York Philharmonic’s trumpet section for 35 … Continue reading

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Gabor Tarkovi talks about playing the trumpet in ‘Pines Of Rome’…

Berlin Philharmonic Principal Trumpet, Gabor Tarkovi, puts a young trumpet artist through his paces in this masterclass on Respighi’s ‘Pines Of Rome.’ Excellent advice for anyone preparing to play this work or getting ready for an audition! A great player!

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Gabor Tarkovi plays Mahler 5!

Here is live footage of Principal Trumpet Gabor Tarkovi playing the opening of Mahler’s 5th Symphony with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Fantastic!

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Rough Guide to Orchestral Etiquette!

Former Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinet, Richie Hawley, was giving a masterclass on orchestral etiquette. He asked his colleagues in the CSO about how players should conduct themselves in the workplace. The responses may seem like common sense but it does no harm … Continue reading

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