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Chris Gecker Trumpet Masterclass & Concert [Tokyo Performance]

Chris Gecker Trumpet Masterclass & Concert [Tokyo Performance]


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Chris Gecker

Trumpet Masterclass & Concert

[Piano: Harutsuko Ohori]

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Tickets on the day will be on sale from 13:30


January 12, 2019 (Sat) 14:00 start (13:30 open)


Ongaku no Tomo Hall

【Admission fee】

Free seating

Adults ¥3,000, University students and younger ¥1,000

Trumpet Association member 2,000 yen


Chris Gecker Trumpet Masterclass Concert Executive Committee


Medical Corporation Kishokai


Japan Trumpet Association


Pro Arte Musice 03-3943-6677


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Chris Gekker
Distinguished professor of trumpet at the University of Maryland School of Music, USA. Born in Washington, DC, he graduated from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Maryland. He has studied with Emerson Head, Sidney Mear, Adele Sanchez and Gerard Schwartz.
He has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and other places in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
After his performances of Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 at Carnegie Hall, The New York Times described his performance as "clear tones and perfect pitch" and called him a "brilliant virtuoso". rave reviews.
To date, Gecker has appeared as a soloist on over 30 recordings and over 100 concerts in chamber music, orchestra and jazz.
His recording of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 and a work for trumpet and piano by Eweizen and David Snow entitled "Winter" was described by Classic Today as "Chris plays brilliantly and effortlessly", and by BBC Magazine. said, "The trumpeter plays brilliantly, solidly and brilliantly." The American Record Guide gave the highest praise, saying, "Gekker's sweet velvet tone is the best, and I can't think of any other trumpet player."
A member of the "American Brass Quintet" for 18 years, he has taught at the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, and the College of Music at Columbia University. Appeared in He has also been guest principal with the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Santa Fe Opera.
He continues to perform and record mainly in New York and Boston, and continues to be active in music for television and movies with many jazz and contemporary music artists. Participated in the DVD "A Winter's Night" recorded at the cathedral.