On May 3, 2002, Miguel Muñoz performed his senior recital
in the auditorium of the Music Institute of the Catholic University
in Santiago. Miguel was the first trumpet student to graduate
from the Institute, as well as the first student of Professor Javier
Contreras (Master of Music, University of Louisville), to do so.
He performed music by Telemann, Haydn, Arutunian, and Poulenc.
In July, Eugene C. King, principal trumpeter of the Santiago Philharmonic
and Professor of trumpet at the University of Chile's Music School,
was invited to coach the Trumpet and Brass section of the newly-formed
Youth Orchestra of the Americas at their rehearsal site,
New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Three weeks of rehearsals
preceded a three-week tour of the Boston area, Washington, D.C.,
Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela. The
young trumpeters participating were: Gaudy Sanchez - Venezuela,
Andrés Gonzalez - Venezuela, Nathan Joiner - Boston, Juan
Avendaño - Columbia, and David Solomón - Nicaragua.
In September Nelson Herrera, a former student of Eugene King, performed
a trumpet recital at the University of Chile's Music School.
Nelson is presently in his third year of study with Eric Aubier
in Paris. A second student of King's, Claudio Anais, took a three-month
course with Aubier in October through December.
November was a busy month for Santiago's Philharmonic Brass
as they embarked upon a ten-day tour of Vina del Mar and the extreme
northern Chilean cities of Antofagasta, Iquique, and Arica. As well
as a busy concert schedule, the group worked with municipal bands.
Music of Byrd, Holborne, Handel, Calvert, Tull, Piazzola, Pavra,
and others was performed. The Philharmonic Brass trumpeters are
Eugene King and Juan Carlos Urbina.
de Música, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Orchestra of the Americas
Música, Universidad da Chile
Teatro Municipal de Santiago
de Chile (home of the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra)