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Entries from March 2020

Great Flute Performances – Sir James & Lady Jeanne Galway

March 29th, 2020 · No Comments

Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway are two of the leading flute players of our time. Both musicians perform all over the world, and devote a great deal of time to helping young flute players through workshops and masterclasses. To learn more about them, please visit their websites: Lady Jeanne Sir James

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Great Percussion Performances – Evelyn Glennie

March 22nd, 2020 · No Comments

Evelyn Glennie is a virtuoso percussionist from Scotland. Dame Glennie is the first full-time solo percussion artist in modern Western history, giving over 100 performances each year. One interesting fact about Dame Glennie is that she has been profoundly deaf from age 12–but this hasn’t stopped her from reaching the highest levels of musical performance. [...]

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Great Trumpet Performances – Maurice Andre

March 18th, 2020 · No Comments

Maurice André was a French trumpet master who lived from 1933-2012. Mr. André began studying trumpet with a family friend, and then joined a military band so he could attend conservatory for free. After only six months at the conservatory, he won a prize for his playing. He went on to perform thousands of concerts [...]

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Great Trombone Performances – Christian Lindberg

March 15th, 2020 · No Comments

Christian Lindberg is a trombonist, conductor, and composer from Sweden. Mr. Lindberg began his professional career at age 19–only two years after he started playing trombone! As his career progressed, Mr. Lindberg became well-known as a virtuoso trombone soloist. He has recorded over 60 albums, and continues to make major contributions to the musical world. [...]

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Great Saxophone Performances – Marcel Mule

March 1st, 2020 · No Comments

Marcel Mule was a French classical saxophonist who lived from 1901-2001. Throughout his career, Mr. Mule was well-known as a masterful performer and an extraordinary teacher. In addition, he composed, arranged, and premiered many compositions for saxophone, greatly expanding the number of pieces available for future saxophonists to play. To learn more about Mr. Mule, [...]

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