Wednesday, July 25, 2007

WASBE conference photos!!

Here are some photos of me and people I've met in WASBE conference this month! I will write more about music in my next post. I met many more people, but I don't have photos of everyone. Here are just few...

Dennis Beck, me, Crystal Lee

Dennis Beck - Mr. Beck is active as an adjudicator, guest conductor, and clinician, both in Canada and the United States. A chapter past president of Phi Beta Mu and a member of the College Band Directors National Association, he is also the Canadian chairman of the international Tri-M Honour Music Society. He served as a vice-president of the Alberta Band Association, was a founding director of the Ontario Band Association and is now the past president. His articles on music education have appeared in several professional journals including The Instrumentalist. He is a regular contributor to the highly regarded series of music texts, Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, published by GIA in Chicago.
I've met Dennis on the train towards the Killarney. Amazing man, very kind, joker! I am so happy to know him!

Crystal Lee - Trombone player from Hong Kong. She was the first IYWO member I've met. Great girl!

Martin Ellerby, me, John Alden Stanley

Prof. John Stanley told me about WASBE conference about 2 years ago. He conducted our Idrija wind band, when we had 340 years anniversary. He conducted Irish tune from County Derry. He was the one and the first one who encouraged me for IYWO orchestra! We stayed in touch all the time. He is one of the greatest man I know!

Martin Ellerby, is a composer of international standing, whose works have been performed, broadcast and recorded to critical acclaim across Europe, Asia and the USA. His catalogue comprises compositions spanning a diverse range of media, including orchestral, choral, concert band, brass band, ballet, instrumental and chamber, together with a substantial number of commercial orchestrations and arrangements. Ellerby’s works are published extensively and recorded on over 75 commercial CDs to date. Key performances include the BBC Promenade Concerts, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Barbican Centre, Royal Albert Hall, South Bank Centre and many major international festivals, including Edinburgh, Harrogate, Zurich and Kuhmo Chamber Music ( Finland).
Amazing composer! He (actually John did) gave me his invaluable gift - Tuba concerto (Piano reduction). It means very much to me! He also wrote the dedication for me!

Me and Dr. Glenn D. Price

Glenn Price- Dr. Price has an international reputation as one of the leading conductors of his generation. An active conductor on the international scene, Price has conducted professional and student orchestras and wind ensembles through out North America as well as in Europe, the United Kingdom, South America, the Middle East and Asia. He is the appointed Artistic Director for the International Youth Wind Orchestra, conducts the IMC Concert Orchestra and serves as the Principal Conductor for the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain. In addition to his appearances as a conductor, Dr. Price serves extensively as a prominent music educator, clinician, guest lecturer and speaker for a variety of professional organizations around the world.
One of our two conductors! Great man!!!

Me and Timothy Reynish
Timothy Reynish (with his wife Hilary) - I'm without words! Legend!!

Me and composer Oliver Waespi.

Oliver Waespi, the composer, was born in Zurich/Switzerland in 1971 and studied composition at the Musikhochschule Zurich and the Royal Academy of music in London. He received several composition awards, including the International George Enescu Composition Prize for Symphonic Music in 2003. He is a SPNM-shortlisted composer. Recent performers of his works include soloists like Oliver Darbellay or Pedro Meireles, the London Sinfonietta, the Landesblasorhester Baden-Wurttemberg, the Sinfonisches Blasorchester Bern, the YBS Band of brass players of the RNCM (Manchester), the Berne Chamber Orchestra and many others in numerous countries.
I was extremly impressed by his 25 minutes long work "Temples" composed in 2007!!!

Me and Juan Guillermo Ramirez -
Yamaha sales & Marketing Manager and big musician from Panama. Great man!! He gave me 2 Yamaha T-shirts and some more stuff!!

Me and Humberto Pailos from Spain who plays an Euphonium. He is crazy with it!! One of best friends I've met in IYWO! We both like Guinness!

Me and Aaron Yong, extremly good tuba player from Singapour (IYWO member)!

My roomate Mateusz Lupinski from Poland. Almost an IYWO member :) Pssst...

Me and Antonio Lajara Angel - He is excellent clarinet player and conductor from Spain (IYWO member).

Me and Josh van der Maaten from USA. Very good IYWO trombone player!

Low brass section!(We drink the most!) Sergio Camargo Pardo (bass trombone) is great man and good friend from Columbia!

Me and Pink! (almost)

Girls from Pink concert, which happened near the conference place.


tubarina said...

Hello there!

I see that you had a great time at the conference, and you met my friend Aaron!


Rok Sinkovec said...

Hey!! Yap, it truly is a small world ;)

Sonja said...

Well, well. Just checked your blog - why didn't you tell me about it earlier? =) Very good. I'll be keeping an eye on it.

We'll be in touch for this week.