Free Places in the HKB Trombone Class for September 2016

Competition will be tough, but there are a few places open in my trombone class for September 2016. If you are interested in applying and auditioning, either contact me directly here or the application process you will find at the HKB website.

Michael Buchanan Wins ARD Competition

Many, many congratulations to Michael Buchanan for winning the ARD Munich Competition. Mike and I have been working together for the last 5 years, and I am absolutely delighted for his success. Nobody deserves it more than he does. He is devastatingly intelligent, has an unquenchable love for music and is utterly driven to become the best musician he can. For me as a teacher it is an honour to work with such people. We have an amazingly strong class in Bern, but I am aware of my great good fortune. The Munich competition happens every 10 years, so to be at the right place at the right time with someone with the right talent is a wonderful thing. I wish him all the success in the world – we have a new star!!!

Now on Itunes

The two highly successful recordings I made some years ago with Camerata are now available on Itunes. The Brahms and Beethoven Trios CD is an interesting one from a collector’s point of view, because it is horn repertoire, and The French Collection is the CD I am most happy with. I very rarely listen to myself playing, but even from my point of view I find this CD good. It was previously released with a different cover. For those of you who haven’t heard it, I would recommend you take a listen.