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Former full-time member and featured trumpeter with Canadian Brass, Mr. Burgstaller holds the third longest tenure on trumpet in the history of that famed group. This weekend he is in Winnipeg celebrating Trumpetfest with the WSO. But first, he stopped by to chat with us!



Today Joe Burgstaller co-leads the crossover jazz quartet BM4 (BurgstallerMartignon4), a New York City-based crossover group that features Grammy and Oscar-nominated musicians. Their first recording Mozart's Blue Dreams & Other Crossover Fantasies debuted directly into the Top50 JazzRadio charts and continues to receive rave reviews. Their latest release, Bach's Secret Drawer & More Crossover Fantasies was released in April 2011, and charted for several months on the Roots Radio Report (under Paul Simon, but right above the Beastie Boys).

Mr. Burgstaller teaches trumpet, chamber music and a special 8-part series of all-instrument performance masterclasses at The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He has built a groundbreaking one-of-a-kind trumpet studio that prepares their students for the demands and reality of today's music world. Mr. Burgstaller's teaching emphasizes creativity, connection, versatility and entrepreneurship, and he combines the best of traditional techniques with an innovative mental training approach that has its roots in the field's modern breakthrough discoveries of the last two decades.

Friday night (Nov 13) Saturday night (Nov 14) Mr. Burgstaller will close the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's first-ever Trumpet Festival, with Hummel’s famed concerto like you’ve never heard it before. Stravinsky’s Petrushka also features the trumpet in its entertaining narrative of a puppet suddenly endowed with life, enhanced here with screen images depicting the music’s story. Canadian composer John Estacio’s Brio is a cinematic treat and a perfect opener for this evening of vivid and visual music. Mr. Burgstaller will be also be joined by renowned Winnipeg pianist David Moroz and guest conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni.