Saturday 20, Sunday 22 and Monday 23 February I visited Manchester.
main reason was to be guest soloist during one of yearly British
Trombone Society days at the Royal College of Music in Manchester.
The host was Professor Chris Houlding of the Folkwang Hochschule, Essen/RNCM.
invited both Niels Ole Bo Johansen ( Professor at the Roayal Academy of
Music in Aarhus, Denmark ) and myself to work with his class in
On the Sunday afternoon concert Niels conducted a
great composition by Rene Mogensen for 8 trombones and tape, Ares
Dearms of love.
I had the honor to play 2 pieces with the Manchester
tormbone class, Steven Verhelst "Capriccio" and Ilja Reijngoud's "Ballad
for Mr Roberts".
Niels and Chris premiered a piece for 2
trombones and tape by Wayne Siegel and together with me Chris premiered
a duet written by Ilja Reijngoud named "Tell me".
Both pieces are written for Chris's Duet cd and Chris and myself recorded our piece on the previous Saturday. Chris already recorded duets with Joe Aless
i, Don Lucas
and will recorded one with Jiggs Whigham