Fredericton International TubaFest 2011
Fredericton International TubaFest 2011 was a great success. Over the 6th and 7th of May 27 tuba and euphonium players, ranging in age from middle school students to grandparents, enjoyed the insights of our clinicians Mark Jenkins, Don Harry and Lance Nagels. The two days ended with a gala concert Saturday night followed by a celebratory meal at McGinnis Landing. Plans are currently underway for 2012. TubaFest will be held May 5 & 6, 2012 and the Sotto Voce Quartet has confirmed that its members will be coming as our clinicians.
Tubafest clinicians 2012
SOTTO VOCE QUARTET
The highly acclaimed, internationally recognized Sotto Voce Quartet is America's premiere professional quartet of its kind. The quartet enthusiastically challenges preconceived notions about what tubas can do by composing, arranging, and commissioning virtuosic new works that highlight the diversity of their ensemble. The artists who make up the quartet are Demondrae Thurman and Mark Carlson on euphonium and Mike Forbes and Nat Macintosh on tuba. Individually they have widely diverse careers in music and are regularly in demand as performers, composers and clinicians.
Lance's 40+ year career as a professional musician spans a wide variety of musical genres, from rock-band trumpet to avant-garde tuba. Very active as an Orchestral and chamber tubist in Quebec City since 1979, he has also been busy promoting both the tuba and euphonium through teaching, clinics, and solo playing in the region. Professor of tuba and euphonium at the Conservatoire de Musique de Quebec, U Laval and CEGEP Ste. Foy, as well as the Domaine Forget Academy, Lance can be heard on several CD's of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec and U Laval Brass Quintet as well as the Montreal Symphony's "The Planets".
Jean Sutherland started her career as a full time accompanist and a teacher at the Quebec Conservatoires in 1978. For the past 5 years, she has accompanied and coached at the Domaine Forget, where you can hear her playing with some of the world's finest musicians. Jean is a regular at TubaFest, where she has accompanied such greats as John Griffith, Adam Frey, Oystein Baadsvik and of course, her spouse and colleague Lance Nagels.