WHAT'S THE LATEST?
1ST PRIZE IN ONLINE TROMBONE COMPETITION
July 2, 2020
I'm humbled to have received the 1st prize in the inaugural Online Trombone Competition! Focusing on a competition during Covid was both a privilege and a distraction I truly welcomed, with the music industry completely shut down for months. Learn more about the competition and the internationally renowned judge panel at the link above.
Saturday, January 18, 2020 ∗ Vanier Hall ∗ 7:30 pm
Debut as soloist with the Prince George Symphony takes place this January, performing the Grondahl Concerto. Conducted by Music Director Michael Hall.
Thursday, December 19, 2019 ∗ Orpheum Theature ∗ 2:00 pm
My solo debut with the VSO on our popular series, Tea and Trumpets. Concert themed around St. Petersburg in Winter, performing Rimsky-Korsakov's Concerto. Conducted by Assistant Conductor Andrew Crust.
RECITAL AND MASTERCLASS AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY
If you're in or around Bloomington, Indiana, consider joining me for my recital on October 27, and masterclass on the 28th! Time TBD
SANTERO X WENDEL IN RECITAL
Monday, October 21, 2019 in UBC's Barnett Hall at 12:00 pm
It's my pleasure to come together with superb musician, Brian Santero, Principal Trombone of the New York City Ballet for a shared recital. We will be joined by powerful pianist, Cary Chow.
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR AT UBC
September 1, 2019
Really excited to be joining the trombone faculty at University of British Columbia. Looking forward to working closely with Jeremy Berkman and Ilan Morgenstern throughout the year.
May 10, 2019
Our late-night homemade video of J.S. Bach's Invention No. 4 showed up on CBC!
Join us for year two of our week-long performance workshop, open to trombonists ages 14 and up. All are welcome: students, amateurs, weekend warriors, band directors, you name it. We pride ourselves at VTW for focusing on the essentials every trombone player needs to know. Fundamentals of a beautiful sound, efficient technique, a foundation of solid rhythm and intonation, and most importantly, awakening the musician and artist within each individual student. We hope you'll join us!
Joining us also is very special guest, Ko-ichiro Yamamoto, Principal Trombone of the Seattle Symphony!
When: August 19-23, 2019
Where: VSO School of Music
Sign up by June 30: $450
Learn more info by clicking on the link above or checking out our Facebook page at the link below.
RETURN TO PACIFIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
Headed to Sapporo this July for a special performance of Mahler's 8th Symphony with maestro Christoph Eschenbach. I had an unforgettable experience as a student at PMF, and this time I will be joining as alumni for the 30th anniversary of the festival. Check out the event here.
ALESSI SEMINAR ASIA
I'm so pleased to be returning to the Alessi Seminar Asia (Shanghai) as Assistant Instructor this July. The Alessi Seminar, established by Joseph Alessi (Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic, Professor of Trombone at Juilliard), is a goldmine of information for aspiring professional trombonists aiming to reach the top in the field. I had the privilege of attending the Alessi Seminar in Italy in 2014, as well as Alessi Seminar Asia 2018, in Taiwan. Click here to discover all faculty for Alessi Seminar Asia 2019.
March 5, 2018
I'm proud to be a part of this project led by legendary trumpeter Reinhold Friedrich, recorded with my fantastic Juilliard and Royal Academy of Music piers.
DEBUT ALBUM COMING SOON!
July 16, 2020
Recording sessions for my debut album are in the books! Beyond excited to release some of my favorite music, so keep your eyes and ears peeled!