This is the final concert of the festival featuring:
David Hickman Regents' Professor of Trumpet of Arizona State University
David Hickman is considered one of the world’s pre-eminent trumpet virtuosos and has performed over 2,000 solo appearances around the world as a recitalist or guest soloist with over 500 different orchestras. His tours have taken him to Japan, Korea, Spain, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Greece, Russia, Belgium, France, Austria, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Thailand, Australia, and virtually every major American city.
“David Hickman, playing as soloist with The American Sinfonietta in the Musikverein, played the trumpet concerto by Hummel. Spectacular was his playful change from staccato to a songful, soft legato with almost unending arches of phrasing and virtuosic agility of his delivery.” -Weiner Zeitung (Vienna, Austria)
Hickman has released 19 solo albums encompassing a wide variety of repertoire—from cornet solos by Clarke, Levy, and others, to modern concerti by Planel, Baker, and Plog; from baroque works of Bach, Telemann, and Hertel, to recital pieces by Chance, Dello Joio, and Mendez.
“David Hickman is an astounding musician. His articulation and phrasing are impeccable. More importantly, the wide affective range he coaxes from his instrument is continuously revelatory.” -Fanfare
As a noted clinician and author, Hickman has presented workshops on over 300 major university campuses. He has taught at the Banff Centre for the Arts (13 summers), Rafael Mendez Brass Institute (28 summers), Bremen Trumpet Days, and dozens of music festivals. He has published over 40 articles, 200 scholarly editions of trumpet music, and several important trumpet and music texts including The Piccolo Trumpet, The Piccolo Trumpet Big Book, Trumpet Lessons With David Hickman (vols. I - V), and Music Speed Reading, a sight reading method used by hundreds of public school systems and universities or conservatories including The University of North Texas and The Juilliard School. His latest 500-page book, Trumpet Pedagogy: A Compendium of Modern Teaching Techniques, is the number one text for university study and is used at over 200 schools of music around the world. His newest book, Trumpet Greats: A Biographical Dictionary (hardbound, 1,118 pgs.) contains 2,212 biographies plus 2,500 photos of important trumpeters since the early Baroque period.
David Hickman received his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Colorado in 1972. He continued graduate work at Wichita State University where he was a Graduate Trumpet Teaching Assistant for two years. He taught at the University of Illinois from 1974 to 1982, and since then has been teaching at Arizona State University where he is a Regents’ Professor of Music (since 1989). He has been a member of the Wichita Brass Quintet, Illinois Brass Quintet, Saint Louis Brass Quintet, Baroque Consort, and the Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players.