“It’s my great pleasure to welcome you to the Australasian Trumpet Academy. Midst the beautiful virgin rain forests of the Gold Coast hinterland, ATA participants will enjoy mentoring from world class trumpet artists in an exclusive and intensive course catering to excellence in solo music, orchestral music, chamber music, historical or period instrument performance and more.
In 2019 the Australasian Trumpet Academy was proud to welcome acclaimed International trumpeters, Reinhold Friedrich (Germany) and Vincert DiMartino (USA).
This is a rare chance for aspiring trumpeters to spend five days under the personal instruction from some of the world’s greatest trumpet artists.”
Australasian Trumpet Academy Director and Founder, John Foster
About John Foster ATA Director and Founder
John Foster is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of performance on historical trumpets and cornetto, and is the artistic director of the renowned ensemble Australian Baroque Brass (2003 – present).
John was also a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (2001-2013). John has appeared as soloist at festivals and concert series worldwide and performed as soloist with many leading orchestras and ensembles, including: the Sydney Symphony, Queensland Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, Christchurch Symphony (NZ), Norwich Baroque (United Kingdom) among others. In 2011 John also performed J.S.Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.2 with Belgium's leading baroque orchestra 'Il Fundamento' and was a soloist for the launch of the Kammerorchester Basel (Switzerland) 2012 season.
John is dedicated to education and has given master classes throughout the world, including at the Juilliard School of Music (New York), the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (USA), the Cleveland Institute of Music (USA), Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester), the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Northwestern University (Chicago) Bern University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland), Conservatorio di Belo Horizante (Brazil) among numerous others. Mr Foster has also enjoyed performing with such orchestras and ensembles as the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Concerto Grosso Heidelburg, Kammermusik Potsdam, Hannoverschen Hofkapelle, Berlin Baroque, St Thomas Boys' Choir of Leipzig, (Germany), Le Concert Lorrain (France), Collegium Musicum Grossmunster (Switzerland), Barokorkest Concerto Vivo (Holland), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Symphonie Orchesta de Macau, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Orchestra Romantique, and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra