Recording in the USA
June 19, 2015
Harmen recently spent two weeks in the U.S.A., premiering and recording the Wind-version of Nigel Clarke’s Cornet Concerto ‘Mysteries of the Horizon’, which was commissioned by Harmen for his first Solo-CD “Fortune’s Fool”. The concerto had been re-written for the wind orchestra of the prestigious University of St Thomas in Minnesota (under the baton of Matthew J George) and was the object of a CD-recording following the premiere. Harmen also provided Masterclasses at Saint Thomas before heading over to New York to display his musical competency at the Besson NYC Showroom.
>> VIDEO: Harmen playing a short section from the 4th moment (The Discovery of Fire) of Nigel Clarke’s concerto `Mysteries of the Horizon’ (performed by Matthew George and the University of St Thomas Wind Ensemblermen)
Preparing for New Zealand and Australia
After winning yet another Soloist-Prize at the Dutch Open in Drachten (NL) last weekend (13.06.), he is now preparing for the New Zealand Brass Band Championship where he will compete with the North Shore Brass Band. At the same time, he’ll be giving some Masterclasses and concerts in Auckland (NZ) and Rotorua (NZ) before flying over to Australia to give another Masterclass in Brisbane.