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Velika Gorica Brass Festival

The 17th Velika Gorica Brass Festival was held May 4–7, 2023, in Velika Gorica, Croatia. The event has been hosted since 2007, under the artistic direction of Tomislav Špoljar. Previous festivals have featured artists such as Allen Vizzutti, James Morrison, Radovan Vlatkovic, Mnozil Bass, Les Trompettes de Lyon, and others. This year’s featured artists included the Finnish brass ensemble Euphoria Brass Sextet and the American brass ensemble Quintasonic Brass.

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Charlie Geyer and Barbara Butler Receive ITG Honorary Award

The ITG Executive Committee and Board of Directors are happy to announce that Charlie Geyer and Barbara Butler have been awarded the ITG Honorary Award in recognition of their unparalleled contributions to the global trumpet community. On May 12, 2023, Jason Bergman (ITG president) and Mary Thornton (member, ITG Board of Directors) presented the award in person to Mr. Geyer. Mrs. Butler will formally receive the award at the 2024 ITG Conference in Anaheim, California.

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Arda Cabaoğlu premieres Sangbin Rhie new work

Turkish Trumpeter Arda Cabaoğlu recently premiered and recorded a new work by composer Sangbin Rhie, Caged Dream of Stuffed Ludwig for solo trumpet and percussion ensemble, in collaboration with The Contemporary Art Music Project (CAMP).

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