As the first classical brass soloist to ever receive the Order of Canada, Jens Lindemann is hailed as one of the most celebrated artists in his instrument’s history and was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year” (Brass Herald). He has appeared internationally as an orchestral soloist, and has played both jazz and classical music in every major concert venue in the world, from the Philharmonics of New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Moscow, and Tokyo, to Carnegie Hall and even the Great Wall of China. Mr. Lindemann was featured at the 2010 Olympics before an audience of two billion people, and he performed the national anthem at the Rose Bowl and for the San Francisco Giants on Memorial Day. He has also performed at London’s Last Night of the Proms, recorded with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and played lead trumpet with the renowned Canadian Brass. He also gave a solo command performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Mr. Lindemann has won the prestigious Echo Klassik in Germany and British Bandsman 2011 Solo CD of the Year, and has received several honorary doctorates.
Classically trained at The Juilliard School and McGill University, Mr. Lindemann’s ability to perform as a diverse artist places him at the front of a new generation of musicians.
Mr. Lindemann is a Professor with High Distinction at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and is director of the summer brass program at the Banff Centre. For more information, please see trumpetsolo.com and trumpetjens.com.
Sponsor: Carol Williams Elms, in memory of Chris Elms