George Vosburgh, principal trumpet and Martha Brooks Robinson Chair of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, will present a guest artist master class at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center, Wednesday, April 16.

The master class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Museum Education Center (adjacent to the Creative Arts Center) and is free and open to the public.

Vosburgh, a celebrated soloist and lecturer, is internationally acclaimed for his virtuosity on the trumpet in recordings, concerts and recitals, as well as many guest artist performances in such locales as the Bonn Festival at Rolandsek, Germany; the Ravinia Festival, Chicago; and the Curs Internacional de Musica in Valencia, Spain. In 1992 he joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as Principal Trumpet.

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences awarded Vosburgh a Grammy as Best New Classical Artist in 1985 for the Reference recording of Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” with Chicago Pro Musica. He is a Bavarian Radio International Music Competition prize winner and a Gold and Platinum Record recipient for his work with the New Age music ensemble Mannheim Steamroller. In 2003 he was invited to become Principal Trumpet of the World Orchestra for Peace under the direction of Valery Gergiev. The orchestra has since performed on tour across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and produced many recordings and television programs.

As an educator, Vosburgh has appeared in universities across Europe, Asia, and the United States, including Northwestern University, University of Michigan, UCLA, and Tokyo Music Academy, as well as the Tanglewood Fellowship program. He is currently on the faculty of Duquesne University and Carnegie Mellon University.

Vosburgh is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and previously performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as the youngest member of the orchestra’s world-famous brass section.

For more information about the master class, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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