Davoren, Thomas

International Trumpet Guild 2015 09/12/2014

Composer Thomas Davoren was invited to present and discuss his work at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Ohio in May-June 2015. His composition was chosen as the centrepiece of the programme, performed by trumpet player Phillippe Schartz (Principal Trumpet BBC National Orchestra of Wales), and pianist Chris Williams.

"The complete experience of the ITG conference was an incredibly positive one. Our performance was billed as a feature recital, which resulted in an audience of some 600 people being present…

… A short talk about my new work, ‘Trials for Olwen’ and its roots in Welsh folklore was well received by the audience, who also rewarded Philippe’s performance with a standing ovation. In addition to the large amount of delegates, other feature artists chose to attend our recital, as did ITG board members including President Alan Siebert and President Elect Brian Evans. A large number of audience members also chose to stay back after the recital to ask us questions, find out where to gain access to the sheet music performed and to request CD..."

Further opportunities arose through Ty Cerdd, who arranged for the manufacture of an album of the recital programme to be distributed on location in the USA, in Wales and beyond for promotional purposes. They were also offered a performance in New York for the St David’s Society.

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