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Hersfelder Zeitung

"Versteht sich, dass praktisch jeder Ton „saß“, dass mit Flügelhorn und Piccolotrompete Zusatzregistrierungen erzeugt wurden, und dass trotz Daueraktion in technischen Grenzbereichen das Klangpanorama stets seine „Fassung“ bewahrte."

United Kingdom - seen and heard international

Ms. Fessler’s arrangement of the adagio from Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, with Fessler herself as the soloist. Her work was again both beautiful and technically impressive."

Wiesbadener Tagesblatt

Die junge Trompeterin Elisabeth Fessler führte sich mit einer Bläser-Adaption der berühmten Arie der Königin der Nacht aus Mozarts „Zauberflöte“ ein und glänzte mit strahlenden Koloraturen sowie perlenden Triolen.

Schwäbische Zeitung

"Wer glaubte, die Arie der Königin der Nacht aus Mozarts „Zauberflöte“ könne nur von einer Koloratursopranistin interpretiert werden, wurde von Fessler eines Besseren belehrt: Ihre Trompete „sang“ überzeugend von „der Hölle Rache“. Der Beifall ließ nicht auf sich warten."

United Kingdom - seen and heard international

"There was a great deal to enjoy in their concert, which began with a dazzling performance of one of the allegro movements from Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Trumpets (RV 357), in an arrangement by Hans Zellner. Zellner and Fessler were the excellent soloists, both playing piccolo trumpets."

Amberger Zeitung

"Hier zeigte sich Elisabeth Fessler in Bestform und legte viel Gefühl in ihr Trompetenspiel, das verführerisch und locker leicht daherkam und damit die Ohrwurmqualität des Songs auf die Spitze trieb."

Meller Kreisblatt

"Elisabeth Fessler, die (...) gleich zu Beginn des Abends im Concerto in D von Giuseppe Torelli als Solistin glänzen durfte."

United Kingdom - seen and heard international

"At the time of this concert, the four men in the ensemble ranged in age from 39 to 50, while the one woman, the brilliant trumpeter Elisabeth Fessler is a mere 28."

Frankfurter Neue Presse

„Gänsehaut“ bei Joaquin Rodrigos „Concierto de Aranjuez"

About

Elisabeth Fessler earned degrees in Trumpet Performance while studying with Professor Wolfgang Guggenberger, and Baroque Trumpet with Professor Patrick Henrichs. Additionally she absorbed important musical influences from Erich Rinner, former Solo Trumpet with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Reinhold Friedrich, former Solo Trumpet with Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and Professor at Hochschule fur Musik Karlsruhe, Gábor Tarkövi, Principal Trumpet with the Berlin Philharmonic, Kristian Steenstrup, Professor at Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark, Klaus Schuhwerk, Professor at Academy of Music in Basel, and University of Music and performing Arts in Frankfurt, and Frits Damrow, Professor at University of the Arts in Zurich. Ms. Fessler also holds degrees in Music Education and Jazz Performance. She performed with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker in the 2012/13 season, and with the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen in the 2013/14 season. Since September 2014 she has been a full time member of the Harmonic Brass Quintet, giving more than 120 concerts a year. She has released several recordings with the ensemble, including some which feature her own compositions and arrangements. As a guest lecturer, Ms. Fessler has given masterclasses at several universities in the US, UK, South Africa and Germany. As of 2018, she is Lecturer of Trumpet at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen.

Elisabeth Fessler absolvierte ihr Studium mit Hauptfach Trompete bei Prof. Wolfgang Guggenberger. Weiter erhielt sie Unterricht von renommierten Professoren wie Erich Rinner, Reinhold Friedrich, Gábor Tarkövi, Kristan Steenstrup, Klaus Schuhwerk und Frits Damrow. Bereichert wurde dieses Studium durch das Nebenfach Barocktrompete bei Prof. Patrick Henrichs. Zusätzlich belegte sie Lehramt für Gymnasien mit Verbreitungsfach Jazz- und Popularmusik an der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik Trossingen. Für ihre Abschlüsse erhielt sie in sämtlichen Fächern die Bestnote. Orchestererfahrung sammelte Elisabeth Fessler in der Spielzeit 2012/13 bei den Stuttgarter Philharmonikern sowie in der Spielzeit 2013/14 bei der Württembergischen Philharmonie Reutlingen. Seit September 2014 spielt sie als Trompeterin bei Harmonic Brass. Mit dem Blechbläserquintett ist sie bei mehr als 120 Konzerten im Jahr weltweit auf Tour und hat bereits mehrere CD’s mit dem Ensemble veröffentlicht sowie Eigenkompositionen eingespielt. Als Gastdozentin war sie bereits an mehreren Universitäten in den USA, Großbritannien, Südafrika und Deutschland tätig. Seit 2018 ist sie Dozentin für Trompete an der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik Trossingen.

Trompete in Bb; Ricco Kühn; T073/B Flügelhorn; Miraphone; Modell 24R
Trompete in C; Ricco Kühn; T063/C Trompete Piston Valves; Miraphone; Modell M3000

Projects

Recordings

Trumpet player Elisabeth Fessler (Germany, Harmonic Brass Quintet, Staatl. Hochschule für Musik Trossingen) and Trombonist Cristian Ganicenco, (Principal, Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops), introduce you to creative and effective ways of playing chamber music. They have set out to prove that playing chamber music has no boundaries, musically or geographically.

To listen to recording projects visit their YouTube channel Fessler/Ganicenco at:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFWl0WHraxPzRlEaxI-1UMA

Masterclasses

All musicians hold the key to becoming their own success story, and they will share with you step-by-step instructions on how to develop and improve your technique and musicianship with the help of chamber music and technology. The masterclasses cover a wide range of topics, including how to master your own instruments with efficient practicing techniques, how to spot and fix technical problems and be in complete control of your progress, and how to use the digital audio workstation Pro Tools to do either room as well as multitrack recordings. They will demonstrate how to create music with a loop station, how to record yourself (multi-tracking), and how to play and record chamber music with anyone around the globe from the comfort of your own home. Students will participate in a recording project at the end of the masterclass.

Solo projects

Elisabeth and Cristian tour the world as soloists. Their repertoire includes original pieces for trumpet and trombone with piano, wind ensemble, or orchestra accompaniment as well as own compositions and arrangements for trumpet and trombone with loop station and solo pieces for each instrument.

Excerpt from the repertoire list:

Joseph Turrin – Fandango for Solo Trumpet and Trombone
Herbert L. Clarke – Cousins for Trumpet and Trombone
Eric Ewazen - Double Concerto for Trumpet and Trombone
J. Pachelbel - Canon in D major for Trumpet, Trombone and Loop Station
H. Arlen - Over the Rainbow for Trumpet, Trombone and Loop Station
E. Fessler/C. Ganicenco - Umbrella for Trumpet, Trombone and Loop Station
J.N. Hummel, Arr. P. Egge - J.N. Hummel in Los Angeles, der Trompeterin Elisabeth Fessler gewidmet
J.N. Hummel - Trumpet Concerto in E flat major
V. Brandt - Concert Piece No. 2

Events

Elisabeth Fessler is a full time member of the Harmonic Brass Quintett, giving more than 120 concerts a year.
Check out the Harmonic Brass tour schedule for upcoming concerts.

Scroll down to check out all other events:

Masterclass Germany (Trossingen University)

2019/04/26

Fessler/Ganicenco

How to record yourself

Masterclass Romania (Bucharest)

Auditorium Hall, new building/4th floor

2019/08/16 - 2019/08/21

Fessler/Ganicenco

"How to prepare and win an audition"

 - Over the course of four days, we will explain, demonstrate and work with students on all aspects of trumpet and trombone performance. 
From the most basics to the most complex principles of playing, the students will have a chance to reevaluate, improve or correct their skills. From posture, to sound concept, to the fundamentals of playing, to mental preparation for auditions or performances, this course will inspire and change lives.

Elisabeth Fessler and Cristian Ganicenco with Bucharest Symphony Orchestra Concert

Cinema PRO

2019/08/21

Fessler/Ganicenco

Joseph Turrin - Fandango, for trumpet, trombone and orchestra
Herbert L. Clarke - Cousins, for trumpet, trombone and orchestra

Masterclass at School of Performing Arts in Guelph

2019/10/20

Fessler/Ganicenco

Concert at School of Performing Arts in Guelph

2019/10/20

Fessler/Ganicenco

Joseph Turrin - Fandango, for trumpet, trombone and wind ensemble
Herbert L. Clarke - Cousins, for trumpet, trombone and wind ensemble

Masterclass at Wilfried Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario

2019/10/21

Fessler/Ganicenco

Workshop für alle interessierte Bläser

Bürgerhaus Möhringen (Stuttgart)

2019/05/30

Fessler/Ganicenco

Alle Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer des Workshop spielen im Konzert zudem ebenfalls einige Stücke zusammen mit dem LPO. Im Workshop mit Elisabeth Fessler und Cristian Ganicenco werden bläserische Grundlagen für alle Niveaus vermittelt und die Stücke für das Konzert am Abend geprobt. Zudem ist Einzelunterricht möglich.

Konzert mit dem Landespolizeiorchester Baden - Württemberg

Bürgerhaus Möhringen (Stuttgart)

2019/05/30

Fessler/Ganicenco

Joseph Turrin - Fandango, for trumpet, trombone and wind ensemble
Herbert L. Clarke - Cousins, for trumpet, trombone and wind ensemble

Masterclass and Recital with Loop Station

Columbus State University

2020/03/08

Fessler/Ganicenco

Masterclass and Recital with Loop Station

University of North Georgia

2020/03/9

Fessler/Ganicenco

Masterclass and Recital with Loop Station

University of North Georgia

2020/03/10

Fessler/Ganicenco

Masterclass and Recital with Loop Station

University of Dayton

2020/03/12

Fessler/Ganicenco

Discography

Media

Music

The following pieces are available as sheet music. If you are interested please get in contact via mail@elisabethfessler.de

If you are interested in another orchestration do not hesitate to ask!

J.N. Hummel in Los Angeles (Trumpet Concerto in E flat major – dedicated to Elisabeth Fessler)

J.N. Hummel in LA
Arr. Patrick Egge

Available for: Trumpet & piano, Trumpet & wind band, Trumpet & orchestra


Moments - Elisabeth Fessler

Available for: Brass quintet & obligat trumpet

Post Tempestatem (After the Storm) - Elisabeth Fessler

Available for: 10 brass, Brass quintet

Rondo alla turca - W. A. Mozart, Arr. Elisabeth Fessler

W.A. Mozart
Arr. Elisabeth Fessler

Available for: Brass quintet

Ellinki choriatiki salata me piperies ke elies - Elisabeth Fessler

Available for: Brass quintet

Contact

mail@elisabethfessler.de