Numskull Brass Festival Caudete presenta a Canadian Brass, el grupo de metales más conocido del mundo, en el que será su único concierto en España durante su gira mundial de este año.
Nunca dejáis de asombrarme. Siendo trompetista, jamás podría siquiera soñar con llegar a ser tan bueno como vosotros [...] Gracias por hacerme sonreír a través de vuestra música.@harmony6643
Cualquiera que haya tocado la trompa alguna vez en su vida sabrá la locura que es esto.@sickowhale6861
Estos chicos lo tocan mejor [el Concierto de Brandemburgo n.º 2] con instrumentos de viento metal que la mayoría de gente que yo conozco lo haría con cuerdas. Es increíble.@ProfessorSyndicateFranklai
Tuve la oportunidad de escucharlos en directo [...] Quedarme sin respiración al escuchar esos sonidos es algo que no olvidaré en mucho tiempo.@stolidcross7313
Los sellos de identidad de cualquier actuación de Canadian Brass son el entretenimiento, la espontaneidad, la virtuosidad y la diversión, pero nunca a expensas de la música: no importa cuál sea el estilo escogido, este es siempre interpretado con la máxima pasión, virtuosidad y excelencia.
Cada concierto ofrece un repertorio completísimo, desde la música barroca hasta el Dixieland e incluyendo nuevas composiciones y arreglos creados para el grupo.
Canadian Brass ha desarrollado una genuina presencia en el escenario y una especial compenetración con la audiencia. En cada uno de sus conciertos ofrece un repertorio completísimo, que comprende extremos tan diversos como la música barroca, el Dixieland, e incluso nuevas composiciones y arreglos creados especialmente para ellos —desde interpretaciones clásicas hasta números en los que la música se complementa con diálogos y efectos teatrales—.
Canadian Brass es un ensemble pionero a la hora de llevar la música de viento metal a las grandes audiencias, habiendo vendido más de 2 millones de álbumes en todo el mundo. Es habitual verlos actuar bajo el cartel de no hay entradas en numerosos escenarios alrededor de los Estados Unidos, Canadá, Japón y Europa. Las giras del grupo se han extendido también por Australia, Oriente Medio, Rusia y Sudamérica, siendo el primer grupo occidental de viento metal en actuar en la República Popular de China.
The Beatles’ Penny Lane 4:11
Actuación en directo desde la University of North Texas durante 2019.
Concierto de Brandemburgo 3:21
J.S. Bach, concierto de Brandenburgo n.º 2, BWV 1047, tercer movimiento.
En 1970, los amigos Chuck Daellenbach y Gene Watts se unieron para formar un quinteto de metales. Tras más de 130 álbumes y numerosas giras alrededor del mundo, estos son sus integrantes en la actualidad.
“Tras cuatro décadas sobre los escenarios, Canadian Brass sigue emocionando a las audiencias de todo el mundo”
As a teenager, Chuck began studies with legendary Chicago Symphony tuba player, Arnold Jacobs and throughout his career whenever possible would stop in to see his mentor, Mr. Jacobs.
After earning a Ph.D. at the age of 25 from the Eastman School of Music, Chuck headed north to teach at the Music Faculty at the University of Toronto. His academic plans were soon derailed when he met trombonist Gene Watts. Together they formed this unique brass quintet with Chuck on Tuba.
For the next 38 years Gene and Chuck guided Canadian Brass to the top of their field, through thousands of wonderful perfor- mances and fantastic opportunities including two “command” performances for the Queen of England. Chuck’s dialogue during concerts has kept audiences engaged (and in stitches) for many years helping to establish a bridge of appreciation for great music of all types to musicians and non-musicians alike. Possibly the most recognized tuba player in the world, having appeared on over 100 recordings, Chuck has performed with many of the greatest musicians and conductors of the last 40 years.
The definition of a multi-tasker, Chuck always has several projects in the works at once and somehow keeps track of it all. Among his various projects is a series of 200 brass works published by Hal Leonard, many accompanied by CDs, played by music students around the world. He is President of Canadian Brass Publishing as well as Opening Day Entertainment Group, the group’s record- ing label. Chuck has also enlisted the services of his wife, MB, a fine musician in her own right, to do A&R, production and direct social media for Opening Day as well as support the management of the Brass in Canada.
He has toured extensively throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, performing and educating in the world’s most important venues and institutions.
Achilles holds degrees from the Yale University School of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, San Francisco Conservatory and the Philippos Nakas Conservatory in his hometown of Athens, Greece. Upon completion of his studies, he won the position of principal trombone of the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra. Achilles has also performed with the Malaysian Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony and European Union Youth Orchestra, among many others.
As a recitalist, Achilles has performed in China, Panama, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Greece, USA and Canada, having been awarded honors at competitions around the globe. At the age of 18, he gave two solo performances at Walt Disney Hall as the Grand Prize Winner of the Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition judged by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has gone on to win prizes at the Christian Lindberg International Competition, the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe (YMFE) and the International Trombone Festival’s Robert Marsteller/Conn-Selmer and Larry Wiehe solo competitions, to name a few. Achilles was also awarded the Alexandros S. Onassis Foundation and Greek State Scholarship Foundation educational scholarships.
His discography includes five solo albums, “Obvious” with French harp Soloist Coline-Marie Orliac, -“Ethereal” with 20th and 21st century lyrical works from around the world, “Trombone Atrevido” dedicated to Choro music from Brazil, “Discoveries” with contemporary compositions on the ODEG label, “Tango Distinto” with Astor Piazzolla’s music on the NAXOS label – five recordings with the Canadian Brass and numerous appearances on classical, pop, Latin, and other albums.
In 2013 salsa icon Ruben Blades invited him to perform at his concerts at Lincoln Center and Madison Square Garden.
Achilles has been the adjunct trombone professor at Brooklyn College at CUNY University in NY since 2014, and began teaching at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA in 2020.
Caleb is known for his piccolo trumpet mastery of Bach’s infamous Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, having performed it around the world with ensembles including Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Israel Philharmonic Soloists, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Possessing a wide range of musical styles, his experience ranges from soloing in Carnegie Hall to performing with early music ensembles, even appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He is an alumnus of Interlochen Arts Academy and Ensemble Connect, a fellowship program of Carnegie Hall that promotes community outreach, and music education.
Caleb enjoys writing and arranging music for Canadian Brass, having many works performed, published, and recorded. They can be heard on two albums, Canadian Brass: Perfect Landing and Canadian Brass: Great Wall of China. In 2015, his original composition White Rose Elegy was performed as a world premiere in Lincoln Center by the Canadian Brass and New York Philharmonic Principal Brass.
Caleb is Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the prestigious University of North Texas College of Music, where he is devoted to teaching and sharing his love for music with students.
Fabio was an obvious choice to join the ensemble as its newest member, having had great success as an orchestral player and much recorded solo artist.
Jeff is Professor of Music (horn) at the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he teaches full-time as a horn, chamber music, and performance coach. He is founder of Fearless Performance LLC, a company that focuses on training musicians and entrepreneurs to improve their mental game so they consistently perform their best. In 2011 he gave his celebrated TED Talk on Fearless Performance. He partnered with Dr. Katy Webb to create Elevate! – a thriving online Fearless Performance based course collective and performance community. A huge Broadway musical fan, Jeff played the complete run of two Broadway shows in NYC that were nominated for Tony awards – “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (Sherman Brothers) and “The Pirate Queen” (Boublil and Schönberg). Jeff has toured with Michael Bolton and Barry Manilow, has recorded with Michael Buble and the pop band “Barenaked Ladies”, and has performed on dozens of movie and video game soundtracks including the game Halo. Jeff most enjoys performing with his wife, mezzo-soprano Nina Yoshida Nelsen, on recital and orchestral pops series. A former President of the International Horn Society (2014-16), Jeff performs on his Dieter Otto 180 K-JN (Nelsen Model) horn he co-designed with German horn-maker Martin Ecker, and his mouthpiece he co-designed with Scott Laskey.
Aside from creating musical magic, Jeff is an enthusiastic magician, and often adds touches of illusionary arts to performances. He is a magician member of the Academy of Magical Arts at the world famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles. His most magical time is spent with his enchanting wife, mezzo-soprano Nina Nelsen and their two spellbinding sons Rhys and Blair.
Pasión por el viento metal
La actuación de Canadian Brass forma parte de nuestro noveno Ciclo de Conciertos Nocturnos, en el que llenamos las noches de verano con música de viento metal, reuniendo así un firmamento de estrellas en el cielo y otras tantas sobre el escenario. El concepto es sencillo: un clima agradable, un ambiente familiar, el cielo como telón de fondo natural y los mejores músicos de viento metal de la actualidad. La mayoría de los conciertos son accesibles de forma gratuita para todos los públicos.