On April 17, 2:30 p.m., at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra will welcome to the stage world-renowned euphonium soloist Brian Bowman. On a program including Alfred Reed’s Armenian Dances, Part One and Gustav Holst’s Second Suite in F, Bowman will perform three traditional works set for euphonium and winds including the famed Carnival of Venice by Herbert L. Clarke.
Characterized by a virtuosic technique and a warm, rich, velvet tone, Brian Bowman’s playing has thrilled audiences for more than a quarter of a century. His superb musicianship and dedication to fine brass playing have made him one of the foremost euphonium soloists in the world today. His history of euphonium “firsts” is impressive:
– First euphonium recital in New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall, 1976.
– First euphoniumist to serve as president of the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association (T.U.B.A).
– First euphonium concert tour of Japan.
– First Guest Euphonium Artist at the Falcone International Euphonium Competition.
– First euphonium master class at the Paris Conservatory Superior of Music, France.
– Master teacher at the first Deutsche Tubaforum workshop to include the euphonium, tenor horn and baritone, Hammelburg, Germany, 1991.
Brian Bowman enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, clinician, recording artist, educator and administrator. Bowman has held the principal euphonium position, in addition to being a featured soloist, in each of the bands he has been associated with: The University of Michigan Symphony Band, The United States Navy Band, The United States Bicentennial Band, The United States Air Force Band and The River City Brass Band in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.