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Blaauw, Marco (Brass Academy - Trumpet)

Born in 1965. Studied first at the Sweelinck Konservatorium in Amsterdam and continued his studies later with Pierre Thibaud and Markus Stockhausen.
Marco Blaauw has an international career as a soloist and is a member of the Ensemble Musikfabrik in Cologne, Germany.
He works in close collaboration with both established and younger composers of our time. Many works have been written especially for Marco Blaauw, including compositions by Peter Eötvös, Georg  Friedrich Haas, Wolfgang Rihm and Rebecca Saunders.

Since 1998 Marco Blaauw worked intensely with Karlheinz Stockhausen. Flying over the orchestra in a gimbaled cage, he played the leading role in Stockhausen’s MICHAELs REISE. He presented the premier of HARMONIES for trumpet for the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and has premiered many solo roles from the opera cycle LICHT.


In 2014 he started working with La Monte Young on the melodic version of “the second dream of the high tension line stepdown transformer”. He started this unique repertoire in New York and produced a tour in Europe in Autumn 2015.

 

Marco Blaauw's work is widely documented through radio, television and CD recordings.

Photo: Jose Verhaegh

Website Marco Blaauw

Born in 1965. Studied first at the Sweelinck Konservatorium in Amsterdam and continued his studies later with Pierre Thibaud and Markus Stockhausen.
Marco Blaauw has an international career as a soloist and is a member of the Ensemble Musikfabrik in Cologne, Germany.
He works in close collaboration with both established and younger composers of our time. Many works have been written especially for Marco Blaauw, including compositions by Peter Eötvös, Georg  Friedrich Haas, Wolfgang Rihm and Rebecca Saunders.

Since 1998 Marco Blaauw worked intensely with Karlheinz Stockhausen. Flying over the orchestra in a gimbaled cage, he played the leading role in Stockhausen’s MICHAELs REISE. He presented the premier of HARMONIES for trumpet for the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and has premiered many solo roles from the opera cycle LICHT.

Photo: Jose Verhaegh