Brass Masterclass & Workshop Information with Brian Evan
Date: 29 April 2022
Time: 5.30pm – 8.15pm
Venue: Greenway Chapel, 460 Avoca Drive, Green Point NSW 2250
CONCERTSTUCK Micheil Irik (Australian 1953 – )
What is the dominant interval in this piece?
Kigan – remembering Fukushima 2011 Christopher Perrin (Australian 1952 – ) https://www.kookaburramusic.com/page-2/index.html
Can you hear/notice these elements?
Flutter tongue; glissando; spoken word; multiphonics; mute usage; enharmonic trills; mimicry of Japanese instrument. Do you miss accompaniment?
Hommage Craig Ross (Australian 1974 – ) *
Can you hear variety of: dynamics; colours; thematic contrasts
La Conteur James Klages (USA – 1956 – ) https://www.cimarronmusic.com/laconteur Can you detect: Klezmer influences; multi-tonguing; rubato; cadenza
Some other suggested repertoire suitable for HSC:
La Virgen de la Macarena (www.musicnotes.com)
Portrait of a Trumpet (Nestico)*
Concert Etude (Collins)*
Concert Galop (Collins) *
Concerto for Trumpet (Arutiunian) *
Aria and scherzo (Arutiunian) *
Concerto in E flat for Trumpet (corno di Cacccia) (Neruda) *
Zanette (Code) *
Zelda (Code) *
Una voce poco fa (Rossini arr. Mendez) Carl Fischer
* can be found in AMEB Syllabus
BRIAN EVANS BIOGRAPHY
Following service with Australian Army Band, Sydney, and ABC National Training Orchestra, Brian Evans won the position of second trumpet in the Opera Australia Orchestra, aged 21, in 1975, where he has been Principal 3rd trumpet/cornet since 1983 until September 2020 when his position was made redundant through COVID cut backs.
Since joining the OAO, he has played in every chair in the section across most opera and ballet repertoire. Additionally, he has performed with most leading ensembles in Sydney, including the Sydney Symphony, Sydney Philharmonia, Australian Chamber
Orchestra and the Australia Ensemble. Prior to joining the OAO, he also played trumpet in rock bands and big bands, as well as performing in commercial musical shows. He played lead trumpet in the OAO’s occasional big band The Opera Horns.
He is a member of Opera Australia Brass, and has appeared as soloist in concerts and recitals on three continents. In recent years he has become more involved with encouraging and performing contemporary, mostly Australian, music. To that end he has formed Trio Australis, with Gregory van der Struik, trombone and John Martin, piano. One highlight of this initiative was his appearance (unfortunately, without Greg and John) at the 2013 International Trumpet Guild (ITG) conference, in Grand Rapids Michigan, where he was proud to present a recital of seven modern Australian works, many as premieres, for trumpet and trombone (Tom Burge). He maintains a large studio of private students, from beginner to tertiary levels and was adjunct tutor in trumpet at Wesley Institute for 4 years.
Brian hosted ITG’s 2010 Conference in Sydney, Australia, is founding President of the Australian Trumpet Guild, and has served on International Trumpet Guild’s Board of directors 2001-2019, (2007-2011 as Secretary) and President (2015-2017). He has presented lectures and recitals at ITG conferences (2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016) as well as China Trumpet Guild Conference (2009) and the ATG conferences and trumpet days and at the Sydney international Brass festival. In 2016, he served as artist in residence at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.
After a 40 year hiatus, Evans returned to brass banding in 2018 when he led Pacific Brass. Soon after, he joined Sydney City Brass on solo cornet, taking part in their successfully winning the Australian National A grade championship. He is looking forward to a very exciting concert with SCB in two days’ time in Sydney.
As a high lyric tenor, Evans took vocal lessons from the late Hector P. Tinkler, in Sydney and in Chicago with late Norman Gulbrandsen. (Northwestern and De Paul Universities, Chicago). He currently studies voice with Noemi Nadelman. His experience includes opera, oratorio, and recitals, as well as numerous orchestral appearances. As a vocalist he has performed with Opera Australia, Opera Mode, Sydney Philharmonia, Gosford Philharmonia, Chicago Opera Theater, Lincoln Opera (Chicago), Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Chicago, and held the position of tenor soloist at Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago.
He is listed internationally in Friedel Keim’s Das große Buch der Trompete (Schott); and David Hickman’s Trumpet Greats (Hickman Music Editions)