Jul 01, 2020

The Maple Leaf Forever! Happy Canada Day 2020!

The idea for this collaboration came about through my desire to perform as a Canadian citizen on the greatest day of the year where we all come together as one and show our true colours of the Great White North … what better way to do this than with so many of my tuba colleagues […]

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Jun 30, 2020

During corona

Strange times … March 12th I had a lunch meeting with my friend Perry Hoogendijk from the Concertgebouw on the rooftop of Nemo, then walked to the National Opera to have, what would turn out to be, the last rehearsal of Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny. The news came in the break that as […]

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Nov 27, 2019

Programmatoelichting Tubaconcert John Williams

Tekst: Lonneke Tausch De muziek van de Amerikaan John Williams (New York, 1932) klinkt al decennialang wereldwijd in de bioscoop. De componist dankt zijn faam aan de soundtracks bij tientallen Hollywood-blockbusters; denk aan Star Wars, Dracula, E.T., Jurassic Parc, Jaws, Schindler’s List, Harry Potter. Onderwijl is hij altijd ook blijven componeren voor het concertpodium. Zo […]

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Nov 07, 2016

Pure Imagination: It feels great! My first CD

Last September I walked out on the stage of the kleine zaal (small hall) at the Concertgebouw, one of the most famous concert halls in the world, to the sounds of my great friend Nando Russo, setting up the groove to Thibault Bruniaux’s Souvenirs Méridionaux…and there it was.  I had released my first solo CD to […]

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Nov 06, 2016

Listening to… (November 2016)

There is so much great music out there and just not enough time to listen to it all.  From time to time I will make a list here with some of the things I am listening to and some things that are on a “wish-list”.   XL: Portuguese Music for Tuba and Piano Sergio Carolino with […]

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Sep 06, 2016

Arnold Jacobs and his legacy

Hello to everyone! Below I have added an excerpt from my 2003 Dissertation regarding the materials and methods that Arnold Jacobs used in some of his teaching throughout the years.  What is interesting to note is that now, in 2016, the Jacobs legacy for teaching is still going strong, thanks in part to the great […]

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