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ATA Faculty 2019

Reinhold Friedrich (Germany)

Since his second prize in the international ARD competition in Munich in 1986 Reinhold Friedrich has been present on all important stages of the national and international music scene. His spectrum goes from the latest solo compositions to ancient music and its historical original instruments, such as the baroque trumpet and the keyed trumpet. In 1982 he debuted at the Berliner Festwochen performing Luciano Berio’s “Sequenza X” and 1994 at the Musikverein in Vienna playing Joseph Haydn’s Concerto on the keyed trumpet. Since its founding in 2003, Reinhold Friedrich is a permanent principal trumpet of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and artistic director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra Brass Ensemble.

Reinhold Friedrich has played with Capriccio Basel, the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées or the Vienna Academy on historical original instruments as well as premiered works of composers like Wolfgang Rihm, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Rebecca Saunders, Hans Werner Henze, Nicolaus A. Huber, and Adriana Hölszky. The concertos “Eirene” by Herbert Willi and “Nobody knows de trouble I see” by Bernd Alois Zimmermann (recording awarded ECHO Classic) form important parts of his wide-ranging repertoire.

As a solo player, he performed with ensembles such as the Berliner Barock Solisten, La Stagione Frankfurt, Wiener and Basler Kammerorchester, Bamberger and Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestre Philharmonique de la Radio France, Deutsches Symphonie- Orchester Berlin, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and all orchestras of the ARD. These performances were conducted by, among others, Claudio Abbado (), Semyon Bychkov, Dennis Russell Davies, Peter Eötvös, Reinhard Goebel, Martin Haselböck, Philippe Herreweghe, Christopher Hogwood (†), Eliahu Inbal, Krystjan and Neeme Järvi, Dmitri Kitajenko, Sir Neville Marriner, Ingo Metzmacher, Jonathan Nott, Kazushi Ono and Hans Zender.

His recent partners in the field of chamber music are Eriko Takezwa (piano), Robyn Schulkowsky (percussion), Martin Lücker and Sebastian Küchler-Blessing (organ). Since its foundation in 2013, he performs in the ensemble “L’éventail de Jeanne” together with Claudio Bohórquez (violoncello), Sascha Armbruster (saxophone) and Eriko Takezawa (piano).

In the past seasons Reinhold Friedrich performed in Japan, Taiwan, Austria, France, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Ireland and Switzerland with ensembles such as the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and the orchestra of the Vienna Academy. His future engagements include performances with the Philharmonie Baden-Baden, whose artist in residence he will be in the 16-17 season, the Berliner Barock Solisten, Festival Strings Lucerne and Cappella Andrea Barca under the baton of Sir András Schiff. In May 2017 he will perform the trumpet concerto written for him by Benjamin Yusupov in Israel and with the Kyushu Symphonic in Fukuoka/Japan.

Numerous recordings give evidence of his comprehensive work. The latest recording with the Göttinger Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Christoph-Mathias Mueller called “Russian Trumpet Concertos” has been awarded an ECHO Classic. In 2016, Reinhold Friedrich will record again Bach’s 2nd Brandenburg Concerto with the Berliner Barock Solisten (Reinhard Goebel).

Reinhold Friedrich is professor in Karlsruhe, honorary professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and in Hiroshima/Japan. Master classes are regularely held by Reinhold Friedrich all over the world. His former students can today be found as professors at the Universities of Hannover, Freiburg, Essen, Detmold and Budapest as well as in renowned orchestras in Berlin, Munich, Paris, Madrid, Brussels, Leipzig, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Moscow, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro.

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Geoffrey Payne (Australia) 


Geoff Payne grew up in Sydney. His father played tuba in a brass band, and his own first foray into music was playing the cornet in his father's band, after which he joined the Willoughby Band. When he was 12 he won a scholarship to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Payne joined the ABC Training Orchestra in 1976, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) as third trumpet the same year, and in 1979 the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO). He has been Principal Trumpet with the MSO since 1986.

He won a major prize in the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition (now known as the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards) in 1983, and in 1984 won First Prize in the 22nd International Trumpet Competition in Budapest, Hungary.

He has performed with all Australian state symphony orchestras and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. He has also toured for Musica Viva Australia. Overseas groups he has played with include Hiroyuki Iwaki's Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in Japan, and the International Trumpet Guild in Michigan and the San Diego Symphony (Guest Principal Trumpet) in the United States.

He has played with jazz musicians such as James Morrison, when they performed David Stanhope's Battle Concerto, a double concerto for classical and jazz trumpets, with the SSO in 2010.

He has made a number of recordings, featuring concertos by Alexander Arutiunian, Vincenzo Bellini, Domenico Cimarosa, Joseph Haydn, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, William Lovelock, Richard Mills, Henri Tomasi and Carl Maria von Weber, with the MSO conducted by John Hopkins and Michael Halász. Another disc is of pieces arranged by Rafael Méndez.


Vincent DiMartino (USA) Guest Trumpet Soloist and Clinician


Vince DiMartino is one of the most sought after trumpet performers and educators. Since graduating from The Eastman School of Music in 1972, professor DiMartino taught at the University of Kentucky until 1993. At that time, Mr. DiMartino began a new appointment as Distinguished Artist in residence at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. There he teaches trumpet, jazz history, and coaches brass and jazz ensembles. He has served as the Music Chair and is currently coordinator of the Centre College Instrumental Program. He is a distinguished Matton Professor of Music at Centre College.

Vince DiMartino is equally known as a jazz artist. He has been the lead and solo trumpet in the Lionel Hampton Band, the Chuck Mangione Band, the Clark Terry Band and The Eastman Arranger’s Holiday Orchestra. He has also performed with some of this country’s finest college jazz ensembles. Vince has been a member of the artist-faculty of the highly acclaimed Skidmore Jazz Institute since its inception in 1988, working with fellow artist-teachers Milt Hinton, Todd Coolman, Ed Shaughnessy, Frank Mantooth, Curtis Fuller, Dick Oatts and Pat LaBarbera.

The International Trumpet Guild has featured Mr. DiMartino as an artist-clinician in major solo programs at their conferences including Louisiana State University, University of Gothenburg-Sweden, University of Colorado, University of New Mexico, University of Denver and London, England. DiMartino also was a guest at the University of Kentucky Conference in 1998, an event that Professor DiMartino hosted at this same location in 1982.

He has served twice as President and Vice President of The International Trumpet Guild as well as a member of its Board of Directors for two terms. He serves as chair of the Board of Directors of The National Trumpet Competition in Washington, D.C.

Mr. DiMartino has been soloist with many symphony orchestra including Cincinnati, Buffalo, Sante Fe, North Carolina, Orlando, Baton Rouge and Rochester, New York. He also appeared as guest soloist with the Boston Pops on their Summer Tour in 1999 and for a national television broadcast of the same. He has also been a soloist with the Army Blues Jazz Band, The Army Brass Band, The U.S. Air Force Band of Flight, and The United States Marine Band. Mr. DiMartino is the first civilian to perform with this ensemble. He is also co-founder of the New Columbian Brass Band, a turn-of-the-century town band, with Dr. George Foreman, Director of the Norton Center for the Arts at Centre College. The band has recorded three CDs for Dorian Records.

Mr. DiMartino is also prominently featured on some of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s most recent recordings including, Mancini’s Greatest Hits, Bond and Beyond, Big Hit Parade, and Hollywood’s Greatest Hits. He recorded Mel Torme’s Christmas Album as lead trumpet. Mr. DiMartino also has completed a recording project on Summit Records with jazz artists Allen Vizzutti and Bobby Shew and The Summit Brass called Trumpet Summit.

With Dr. Schuyler Robinson, Mr. DiMartino made a recording for Mark Records with the DiMartino-Robinson trumpet and organ duo entitled Orchestral Favorites for Trumpet and Organ. ITG has designated this CD as its membership gift CD. The duo was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. In the summer of 1994, he performed at Lincoln Center with The Canadian Brass, The New York Philharmonic Brass and The New York Brass. He also was a featured artist-teacher at the Kiev International Trumpet Competition in 1998.

Vince and UK Jazz band director Miles Osland co-direct The DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra and have recorded two CDs under that name on Seabreeze records, Quotient and Off the Charts.

Throughout his teaching career, Professor DiMartino has been a member of the artist faculty of many international seminars and courses. These include The Empire Brass Quintet-Tanglewood summer program, The Spanish Brass Festival in Alzira-Spain, The Kalavrita Brass Course in Greece, as well as seminars in England, Ukraine, Thailand, Germany and Canada.

DiMartino is 2004 CASE Professor of The Year for the state of Kentucky. This award is given nationally each year to one person in each state in The United States. He is the recipient of The Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2008-2009 for the state of Kentucky.

John Foster (Australia) Historical Trumpets and Academy Director


John Foster is widely celebrated 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

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Dr. Reese Land (USA)

Dr Reese Land hails from Taylorsville, NC and serves as assistant professor of trumpet at the University of Louisville. His responsibilities include teaching trumpet, trumpet literature, historical brass, and directing the trumpet ensemble.  Formally, he served on the faculties of the University of Southern Mississippi and Campbellsville University.  While at Campbellsville, he was twice voted University Teacher of the Year in the Fourth District of the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA).

An avid performer, he performs regularly in a large variety of venues as a soloist and with ensembles such as Orchestra Kentucky Bowling Green, the Brass Band of Louisville, the Louisville Brass, the Don Krekel Jazz Orchestra, and a host of others.  In April 2015, he performed as a soloist in Carnegie Hall, NY with the Eastern High School Band of Louisville.  Dr. Land has also performed with such artists as Doc Severinsen, Mannheim Steamroller, Neil Sedaka, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and Joshua Bell.

A devoted clinician, Dr. Land has given frequent master classes to high school and university students around the United States, Brazil and Ecuador. Since 2007, he has annually presented a master class for the KMEA All State trumpet auditions.  For many years, Dr. Land has adjudicated KMEA District and State Solo and Ensemble Festivals and has served as a judge in the preliminary round of the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition.

Dr. Land is a member of the International Trumpet Guild, the Music Teacher National Association, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and is an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.  He holds a B.A. music degree from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, NC, a M. M. degree from the University of Louisville, KY, and a D.M.A. degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He is married to Paola Manrique-Land, a professional violinist and string orchestra director at Bardstown City Schools, KY and they have two sons, Alex and Henry.

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