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New Schwerpunkt CD by Mikael Rudolfsson - Trombone

A Berio fanfare covered in a cloud of lightness. A most refreshingly new piece by Vassos Nicolaou, nowhere near what you would expect from a brass quintet. Sounds from down below, from far away. Or screamingly close, everywhere around you, in 4K HD. Heavy points made perfectly clear, air sounds and velvet lazer chords, never-ending arpeggi chains and after all that: relaxing harmonic cushions. As well as world premiere recordings of Sofia Gubaidulina's Quattro and Benedict Mason's Brass Quintet.

Take a listen yourself.

The new CD by my Ensemble Schwerpunkt, released on the 17th of May 2019 on the Label NEOS.

Buy it here:
NEOS Music

or here

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Teaching Highlights 2019 by Mikael Rudolfsson - Trombone

Happy New Year!

2019 lies before us like a fresh, white, open and new exciting field of possibilities and for me, one focus for this coming year will be on teaching. Except from continuing teaching my expanding trombone studio at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (application deadline 15th of February!) there will be a couple of different opportunities all over Europe to look forward to – and for you students to apply to!

Apply now and get ready to refresh your approach to playing the trombone!

All the best to all of you,
Mikael

Good News by Mikael Rudolfsson - Trombone

Yesterday I received the fantastic piece of news that I have been appointed trombonist of the wonderful Klangforum Wien. This means that a new era in my life as a musician is about to begin - and the timing for this couldn't have been better! I feel ready and I am so much looking forward to this big new adventure, to working and playing with my new collegues and to discovering new music.

See you in Vienna!

Cheers to life and to this new opportunity

Your Mikael