Concerto for Trombone and Piano, 1st and 2nd movement

Concerto for Trombone and Piano, 1st and 2nd movement

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Jacques Mauger's masterclasses

English 40 min Trombone

In this trombone masterclass, Jacques Mauger and Kai Chun Tsang explore typical French characteristics in music and more.

Produced by the Saline royale Academy in February, 2021 at Arc-et-Senans.

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The masterclass

About this trombone masterclass

In this masterclass, student Kai Chun Tsang and professor Jacques Mauger journey through the Concerto for Trombone by Henri Tomasi together. Mauger shows Kai Chun Tsang how to put his mind to the music and teaches him the essential essences of what makes up French music. He instructs Kai Chun Tsang to "sing along to the notes as if he were blowing the notes away from the body." In other words, he implores the student to tell a clear narrative through the use of breath control in order to convey the performance to the audience emotionally.

Furthermore, Jacques discusses the egalitarian relationship between the orchestra and the trombone and how the role of the trombone in this piece is to drive the tempo and lead the orchestra.

What we learn in this masterclass

  1. Practice makes perfect.
  2. Controlling one’s breathing.
  3. Characteristics of French music.
  4. Preparation before playing.
  5. Employing expressive dynamics.
  • Student:Kai Chun Tsang
  • Instruments: Trombone
  • Date:11 February 2021
  • Academy:Academy Feb. 7 - Feb. 14, 2021
Jacques Mauger

Jacques Mauger

It’s not perfect, but the music is never perfect.

Jacques Mauger

Sheet music

Aim for excellence! You can improve your skills with expert advice. Download the annotated sheet music of this trombone masterclass. Please note that this piece has been annotated in accordance to Jacques Mauger’s feedback and comments.

Jacques Mauger

Jacques Mauger

A prize-winner at international competitions at Markneukirchen and at Toulon.

Jacques Mauger was born in Normandy and studied the trombone at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris“. A prize-winner at international competitions at Markneukirchen and at Toulon, he started his professional career as first trombone with the Nice Philarmonic Orchestra, and then became trombone soloist with the Paris Opera Orchestra.

 

Since 1990, he has concentrated on working as concert artist, and has often appeared as a soloist and abroad with ensembles varying from string, and symphony orchestras, to brass and concert bands. He has also made television appearances on ZDF,GLOBO, RAI and MUZZIK in France, and many international composers have composed original works or made special arrangements for him.

 

He is recording more of 30 CDs in soloist.

 

Jacques Mauger is still active as a teacher at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Paris and the trombone Professor HEMU Vaud Valais Fribourg. He is also guest professor at the Senzoku Gaquen University of Tokyo, Japan. He often gives masterclass in numerous countries: France, the U.K, Japan, Korea, China, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, the United States, and South America. In 2007 his newly developed studies collection for trombone (in collaboration with Jean Michel Defaye) will be published in his collection IMD Arpèges publications Paris. He also developed the new AC440 trombone model in Antoine Courtois Paris brass factory. In his role as a true Ambassador of the French school and its repertoire, he regularly presents master classes throughout the world for the soloists of tomorrow.

 

Jacques Mauger is the new president of the “Association des Trombonistes Français” and president of the International Trombone Association since 2020.

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