"THE CLASSICAL TRUMPET DREAM"
Celebrated international trumpet virtuoso Jens Lindemann will record the most important classical trumpet concerti ever written. This dream project will be an unprecedented collaboration between Jens, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, U.K., Steve Epstein (17-time Grammy winning Producer) Richard King (14-time Grammy winning engineer), and world renowned conductor and violin superstar Pinchas Zukerman.
This marks the 80th anniversary of the first Haydn Concerto recording which was originally done in London in 1937. In celebration of this creative vision, Jens’ instrument company Yamaha has custom designed an exclusive instruments plated in 24K gold. Designed by master craftsman Bob Malone, who has worked with Jens for almost 30 years, it will be the only instrument of it’s kind in the world for Jens’ exclusive use.
The Haydn Concerto (1796) and Hummel Concerto (1804) were written specifically for a newly invented chromatic instrument. These two compositions were the very foundation for the trumpet’s entire history. Jens will be the first Canadian to ever do a commercial recording of these epic works. In addition, he will also record two major piccolo trumpet concertos on a new rotary valve instrument that he helped design with Yamaha.
Jens Lindemann is the first classical brass player to ever receive the Order of Canada and the foremost trumpet soloist in his country’s history. A multiple Juno and Grammy nominee, Jens has performed in every major concert hall in the world and has an extensive discography in a multitude of styles. Jens is the recipient of numerous international awards including the Prague Spring Festival, the Ellsworth Smith, ARD in Munich and the only trumpeter to win the ‘Grand Prize’ in the 60-year history of the Canadian Music Competition. He has received honourary degrees from McMaster University, The Royal Conservatory and MacEwan University and been a member of the famous Canadian Brass. In addition to his international performing career, Jens is also a Professor at UCLA in Los Angeles, director of the Banff Centre Brass Program and celebrated as a master teacher and advocate for music globally.