Atlantic Brass Quintet Master Class

Tuesday / February 15, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
United States

The Brass Department presents a master class featuring the Atlantic Brass Quintet. The quintet's members are:

Louis Hanzlik, trumpet
Andrew Sorg, trumpet
Seth Orgel, horn
Tim Albright, trombone
John Manning, tuba

Widely acclaimed as one of the world's finest brass ensembles, the Atlantic Brass Quintet has been heard in 48 of the United States and more than a dozen countries across four continents, performing a unique repertory spanning Praetorius, Monteverdi, and Bach; Etler, Stravinsky, Rands; and brass music from the streets of Brazil, Cuba, the Balkans, and New Orleans. 

Winner of six international chamber music competitions, the Quintet's distinctive sound, impeccable ensemble, stunning virtuosity, and warm, inviting stage presence have won praise from scores of critics. Founded in 1985 at Boston University, the group launched its career with a phenomenal string of competition victories over a period of two years. In May 1992, by unanimous decision, the Quintet won the Premiere Prix at the Narbonne Brass Competition, recognized worldwide as the preeminent competition of its kind.

Highlights in the Quintet's busy concert career include performances at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, the Celebrity Series of Boston, and the White House. Thousands have enjoyed their performances at Tanglewood on Parade, and in 1991, as part of Boston's Fourth of July Celebration, the ABQ entertained an audience of over 350,000 on the Esplanade.

The group has been the resident brass quintet at Boston University and the Boston Conservatory, among other institutions; its popular International Atlantic Brass Quintet Summer Seminar, established in 1993, has already secured the ensemble's legacy to the next generation of brass musicians.