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Ruedi inspires German low brass performers

Swiss euphonium star Thomas Ruedi leads the return of the special Jenaer Blechblaser Seminar series in Germany

Thomas Ruedi
  The Swiss euphonium star led the delegates through a number of musical challenges (image copyright: Julian Thiemermann)

Supported by Besson, the Jenaer Blechbläser Seminar (Jena Brass Seminar) masterclass series recently made a welcome return following the Coronavirus pandemic break, led by Swiss euphonium star Thomas Rüedi.

Aimed at music students and professionals of all ages, the weekend low brass event saw participants from all over Germany take part.

Performance challenges

The masterclasses were aimed at exploring performance challenges for brass players, with students gaining extensive benefit from his detailed approach.

Creative Director Alexander Richter, told 4BR: "Thomas provided a fantastic comprehensive view, and the feedback we received from delegates was so positive.

The work with him helped each individual to make enormous improvements on expression and character as well as technique, balance, interplay and overall sound."

The Jenaer Blechbläser-Seminar was organised by the Jena Competence Centre for Brass with additional support from Besson. In addition, a special 'Mouthpiece Clinic' was provided by Franz Windhager. The renowned Austrian musician gave individual and professional advice.

Thomas provided a fantastic comprehensive view, and the feedback we received from delegates was so positiveCreative Director,Alexander Richter

Unique offer

Alexander Richter added: "With our masterclass series we are providing an unique offer to the German brass band scene and its players.

We are now preparing for our 2022 edition as well as out next International Summer Brass Band Camp in August next year with Helen Varley and Chris Houlding as lecturers."

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