I have performed with many Canadian and US symphonies as trumpet, piano, corno and vocal soloist as well as remaining a committed chamber artist in ensembles guy and nadina, Bellows and Brass and Project Aria.
It has been my great pleasure to be a guest at many summer festivals including The Festival of the Sound, The Ottawa Chamber Festival, Tanglewood, Takefu International Music Festival and The Oregon Bach Festival.
I am equally at home in classical or contemporary genres. Through the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Canada Council, Factor and the Ontario Arts Council, I have debuted new works by Canadian composers including Glen Buhr, Peter Hatch, Alain Trudel, Melissa Hui, Mathieu Lussier, Linda Bouchard, Boyd McDonald, Jacques Hétu and many others.
CD releases include numerous labels – S.N.E., Arsis Classics, CBC Musica Viva, CBC SM5000, Naxos, MSR Classics and the Hänssler Classics. Awards include Best Classical Recording (Bacchanale/Just Plain Folks Music Awards/MSR), a Grammy (Penderecki CREDO/Hanssler Classics), and a Juno nomination (Canadian Concerto Project/MSR).
Teaching is one of my great joys. I have presented clinics and masterclasses worldwide for festivals including Scotafest, Takefu International Music Festival, Orford Arts Centre and the Banff Centre for the Arts, as well as postsecondary institutions such as the Montreal Conservatory, University of Toronto, Memorial University of Newfoundland, State University of New York at Fredonia and Sonoma State University.
I have appeared on CBC-TV, CTV, BRAVO, TV5 and European television broadcasts and can be heard regularly on CBC Radio, Classical 96.3 and NPR.
I describe myself as an instinctive and physical based teacher. My teaching style combines vocal and trumpet technique. My personal trumpet teachers/influences include Vincent Chichowicz, Armando Ghitalla, Ramon Parcells and Erik Schultz. Find the joy!
Office location: A314
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