United Euro Brass Quintet

A special brass quintet will come to Japan to silence crying children!

At the call of Reinhold Friedrich, the famous trumpet player who is currently active as the principal player of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, five top-notch, super brass players have gathered! This is the brass quintet, "Even crying children are silent!"


Trumpet: Reinhold Friedrich (Principal, Lucerne Festival Orchestra)

Trumpet: Jeroen Berwalz (Former Principal of Hamburg North German Radio Symphony Orchestra)

Horn: Lasse Mauritzen (Principal, Danish National Symphony Orchestra)

Trombone: Ian Bousfield (Former London Symphony Orchestra/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Principal)

Tuba: Thomas Royceland (Principal, Danish National Symphony Orchestra)

Reinhold Friedrich, Trumpet

Born in Germany in 1958. Started playing the trumpet at the age of 7. Studied under Edward Tarr and Pierre Thibaud. In 1981 he won the German Music Competition, and in 1986 he won the second prize at the Munich International Competition. Since 1983 he has been principal virtuoso of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. His repertoire and performance styles are extremely wide, from performances using original instruments such as baroque trumpets and key trumpets to contemporary pieces such as Berio and Zimmermann. In addition to performing as a soloist with the Berlin Baroque Solisten, he is also the principal player of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

I have been playing since 2003. In addition to giving master classes around the world, he also teaches at various places such as the Karlsruhe College of Music, and is also enthusiastic about teaching younger students.

Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet

Born in 1975, Belgian trumpet player. He has a wide repertoire ranging from baroque music to classical music, contemporary music, and jazz. He also studied jazz vocals at the Ghent Royal Conservatoire, and is developing collaborations in various genres while freely manipulating the trumpet and voice. At the Karlsruhe College of Music, he studied under the great Reinhold Friedrich. He has won numerous awards, including the 1991 Maurice André International Music Competition and the 1997 Prague Spring International Music Competition. Since 1999, he has been active as a soloist while serving as the principal player of the Hamburg North German Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since 2008, he has been a professor at the Hannover Music University. In 2005, he premiered Toshio Hosokawa's work "Travel VII" for trumpet solo and ensemble. During his visit to Japan in 2013, he was invited to the Takefu International Music Festival and performed the world premiere of Toshio Hosokawa's "In the Fog" with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jun Märkl at the Suntory Foundation for the Arts "Summer Festival". In June 2014, he came to Japan to receive the Odaka Prize for the same work. Performed with the NHK Symphony Orchestra.

Lasse Mauritzen, horn

Since 2006 he has been the principal horn player of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Performed the Horn Concerto No. 1 by R. Strauss with the same orchestra (conductor: Fabio Luisi). On the way, he is active as a guest principal horn player of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, he has performed with the Royal Danish Orchestra and the Copenhagen Chamber Orchestra. He is highly acclaimed as a soloist and chamber musician as well as an orchestral player.

Ian Bousfield, trombone

Born 1964 in York, England. In 1979, at the age of 15, he won a London Symphony Orchestra Shell Scholarship and began his career as an orchestral player. At the age of 16, he joined the EU Youth Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, and after a short stint at the Guildhall Conservatoire, he became principal virtuoso of the Halle Orchestra in 1983. During his time with the company, he performed the first performance of Gunther Schuller's "Eine Kleine Pozaunemusik" under the direction of Schuller himself. After five years at the Halle Orchestra, in 1988, he was appointed principal player of the London Symphony Orchestra, replacing his teacher, Dennis Wick. During his 12 years as principal of the London Symphony Orchestra, he performed many times as a soloist, and also participated in many soundtracks of movies such as "Star Wars: Episode I" and "Braveheart". After working with the Vienna Court Orchestra, in 2000 he was appointed principal player of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera. It was the first and only British member in history. As a soloist, he has made many guest appearances with the Vienna Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Austin Symphony Orchestra, and others. He has performed with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Michael Tilson Thomas, Sir Neville Marriner, Kent Nagano, Ion Marin and Matthias Bamert, and has made numerous solo recordings with EMI, Camerata, Chandos, Doyen and others. .

Thomas Røisland, tuba

Principal of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. For 15 years he was the principal player of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. He established himself as an orchestral tuba player, appearing in concerts with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Berliner Philharmoniker. He also taught at the Anton Bruckner College of Music and the Royal Norwegian Academy of Music, and provided guidance to the younger generation.

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