Tine Thing Helseth in Singapore!

Tine Thing Helseth in Singapore!

Since the beginning of her career, Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has championed the trumpet repertoire amongst audiences on all six continents, meriting the highest critical praise for her soulful, lyrical sound and collaborative approach to music-making. An...
Interview with Ottaviano Cristofoli

Interview with Ottaviano Cristofoli

Born in Udine, Italy on the 29th of August 1986, Ottaviano Cristofoli started playing the trumpet at the age of 10. He began his trumpet journey under the tutelage of Prof. Fabiano Cudiz and in 2004, he graduated from the Conservatory of Udine J.Tomadini under the...
Interview with Lau Wen Rong

Interview with Lau Wen Rong

Prizewinner of the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Solo Competition in 2013, Lau Wen Rong completed his Master’s Degree with Raymond Mase at The Juilliard School under the Frieda and Harry Aronson Scholarship. Wen Rong received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the...
The Instrument Selection Process

The Instrument Selection Process

Every band member will have to go through the process of being sorted into different sections at the very beginning of their ensemble music-making journey. Most students will have an instrument in mind before they even know name of the instrument or the sounds they...
Conductors to Watch: Vincent Lee

Conductors to Watch: Vincent Lee

A cornet player in his school days, Vincent Lee joined the Sembawang Wind Orchestra in Secondary two where he was exposed to more band repertoire and conducting which inspired him to stay in the industry till today. At the age of 17, Vincent was successfully chosen...
Conductors to Watch: Erik Tan

Conductors to Watch: Erik Tan

Having picked up the trumpet at age 10, Erik Tan graduated from the Yong Siew Toh (YST) Conservatory of Music with both Bachelor and Master of Music in Trumpet Performance. While he was at school, he would often spend some of his non practice time doing assistant...
Trumpet Talk with Fung Ka-hing

Trumpet Talk with Fung Ka-hing

A Yamaha artist since 2013, Fung Ka-hing studied trumpet in Hong Kong and USA. He attained his Masters of Music and a Performer’s Certificate from the renowned Eastman School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music and a Professional Diploma from The Hong Kong Academy...
SYCW with Rodney Winther

SYCW with Rodney Winther

The Singapore Youth Chamber Winds (SYCW), under the baton of Professor Emeritus Rodney Winther, will be presenting its inaugural concert on 5 June! The SYCW is made up of youth musicians selected from an audition held earlier this year, who are going through a...
Selecting A Trumpet Mouthpiece

Selecting A Trumpet Mouthpiece

In selecting trumpet mouthpieces, I have some theories for myself. Although these rules have changed many times in my trumpet career, I still have some general rules when making these choices. Here is a list of mouthpieces that I have used with Bb trumpet over the...
Jeff Purtle

Jeff Purtle

Jeff Purtle a brass clinician and trumpet player from Greenville, South Carolina. He is the founder of Purtle.com, a site that provides online trumpet lessons through brass playing article and sound files. (This interview was conducted in February 2011) Firstly, tell...