Mystery in the USA

December 9, 2015

Busy weeks ahead – Wisconsin, Minneapolis and Chicago await

After New Zealand and Australia in summer (although it actually was their winter), it is now time for me to experience pre-Christmas vibes in the U.S.

For the second time this year, I am going to play in Minnesota, performing yet again Nigel Clarke´s impressive cornet concerto “Mysteries of the Horizon” with the Grand Symphonic Winds under the baton of Matthew J George on December 12th in St. Paul.

But before getting there, we will stop in Wisconsin for a few days: Kristin Tjornehoj, from the University Wisconsin-River Falls, asked me to head over to Wisconsin to share my knowledge on cornet-playing and music in general. Iwill be giving lectures about the history of the cornet as we know it today and will display the versatility of said cornet during recitals at the university, playing music that has especially been written for me.

Before heading home, we will stop by the Midwest Clinic in Chicago to catch up with colleagues and fellow musicians and explore the possibilities of further projects in the US.

And the projects go on and on..

The next visit to the US is already scheduled: On February 27th, I will yet again perform with the Grand Symphonic Winds, this time during the “College Band Directors National Association” (CBDNA) conference at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

But right before that, I will be playing with the renowned orchestra of the Opéra de Paris in the beautiful opera building “La Bastille” during the whole month of January – something different, but I’m really looking forward to it!

2016 doesn’t start that bad, right?