FEATS OF BRASS
a concert event by the
NEW YORK BRASS ARTS TRIO
Three world-class virtuoso soloists have come together to revolutionize the brass trio, and are being hailed as the first brass group ever to play with the sensitivity and musicality of a string quartet.
Trumpeter Joe Burgstaller (formerly of Canadian Brass), french hornist David Jolley (founding member of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra) and trombonist Haim Avitsur (Symphony Magazine Emerging Artist) have forged together Classical, Light Classical and Classical/Jazz masterworks of all eras and adapted them for this fantastic and versatile instrumentation.
David Jolley is a pre-eminent horn soloist of his generation, performing as a soloist with major orchestras, collaborating with major string quartets (Guarnieri, Orion and American), and is a founding member of the Grammy-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Joe Burgstaller is a former featured trumpeter and arranger with the legendary Canadian Brass, has performed in front of more than 40 orchestras, and has recording credentials that include solo CDs, three Top-10 Billboard hits, and a Top-50 JazzRadio hit.
Haim Avitsur is the only trombonist named a 2005 and 2007 Emerging Artist by Symphony Magazine and has premiered over 80 compositions.
In addition to their individual performance accomplishments, the members of the Trio all maintain teaching posts at major American musical institutions: Peabody Institute, Manhattan School, Mannes, North Carolina School for the Arts, Queens College - CUNY and Westchester University.
About David Jolley:
- "remarkable virtuosity"
- -New York Times-
- "David Jolley, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's virtuoso horn player, was soloist. Jolley sailed through the [Strauss first horn] concerto's treacherous bravura passages, especially in the finale, with verve, flair and a clarion tone possessed only by the world's finest players. What a pleasure."
- -Miami Herald-
- "From the first measure, when hornist David Jolley lined out a heroic fanfare, the audience was hooked.... Strauss knew how to wring all the beauty out of the sound of the horn, and Jolley conveyed every nuance of the rather-Mozartian score beautifully."
- -Sarasota Herald-Tribune-
About Joe Burgstaller:
- "dashing... dazzled like sheet-lightning"
- -The Washington Post-
- "world-class... breathtaking"
- -The FrankfurterHoff (Germany)-
- "quite simply, a superstar of the trumpet."
- -JoAnn Falletta, Music Director, Virginia Symphony and Buffalo Philharmonic-
- "superhuman musicality… Burgstaller even played two trumpets at the same time!"
- -The Syracuse Standard (NY)-
- "full of heart..."
- -Klassik Magazine (Cologne, Germany)-
About Haim Avitsur:
- "extremely accomplished... truly virtuosic and astounding"
- -CVNC Arts Journal-
- "a superb performer...virtuosic"
- -International Alliance for Women in Music Journal-