Free Master Class and Concert featuring Vladislav Lavrik,
Principal Trumpet of the Russian National Orchestra,
Saturday, September 27
MOUNT VERNON--“My Instrument is My Voice—Do I Speak Your Language?” is the inspiration for the United States tour that brings the sensational young Russian trumpeter, Vladislav Lavrik, to Brewton-Parker College Saturday, Sept. 27. Lavrik will lead an afternoon Master Class and a Brass Choir Rehearsal for students of all brass instruments. His evening recital at Gilder Hall will be accompanied by local pianist Brandon Herrington and features all Russian literature. The concert begins at 7 p.m.
Lavrik, who is Principal Trumpet of the Moscow-based Russian National Orchestra, will spend most of September in the United States on a concert tour of Southern States that begins in Maryland and includes solo recitals and master classes in Alabama, North Carolina and Kentucky. The afternoon activities and evening performance here at Brewton-Parker College will be his only appearance in Georgia.
“We feel it is a measure of our outstanding music program that Mr. Lavrik has chosen Brewton-Parker as a concert venue, and we are especially thrilled that this talented young artist will lead educational activities that benefit the wider community,” said Dr. Glenn Eernisse, Chair of the Brewton-Parker College Music Division. “It offers a rare opportunity for area high school music students to join our college students in sessions coached by a premiere player with international experience. The schedule is arranged so that students can perform for Mr. Lavrik in a master class setting, followed by a brass choir rehearsal, and then enjoy an unusual recital of trumpet music featuring Russian composers seldom heard in the United States.”
Vlad Lavrik is becoming known as one of the most outstanding trumpeters of his generation in both the classical and jazz performance styles. After joining the Russian National Orchestra, at the age of 20, he was appointed Principal Trumpet, the youngest person to hold a principal chair in the history of the orchestra. During March 2008, Lavrik appeared as soloist with the U.S. Marine Band in Washington, D.C., marking the first time ever for a Russian soloist to have performed with that prestigious ensemble known as “The President's Own”. Lavrik is a Yamaha artist in Russia.
It is a great honor to invite all brass players of South Georgia to attend the free Master Class at 3 p.m. Sept. 27 and to stay for the Brass Choir Rehearsal which follows. Teachers should call or e-mail for more information and to nominate students for Master Class participation, or to reserve a block of seats for your students. Contact the Brewton-Parker College Division of Music at 912-583-3136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.