08 April 2011

Trombones de Costa Rica


TROMBONES DE COSTA RICA, winners of the Costa Rican National Award of Music in 1997 and the City of Passau ´s Special Price in Germany in 1999, is one of the most innovative and virtuosistic brass ensembles of the American Continent.

Since its foundation in 1991, TCR has distinguished itself for its clear projection to varied audiences through recitals and educational programs. The variety of this group’s repertoire is evident in their recordings entitled Contrastes, Imágenes, Trombonismos and Latinoamérica which present a mix of standard classical and Costa Rican music. In addition, the ensemble has commissioned works from composers worldwide.

¨I can assure that the Costa Rican Trombone Quartet is one of the most interesting brass ensembles I have heard in years¨ said the famed saxophone virtuoso Paquito D´Rivera after witnessing a recording session of the ensemble.

TCR has traveled extensively throughout the American continent the Caribbean and Europe. In addition to ensemble recitals, TCR has performed as guest soloist ensemble with mayor ensembles such as the Costa Rican National Symphony, the United States Army Band, the Oregon State University Symphonic Band, the Carroll College Wind Ensemble, the University of Miami Wind Ensemble, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador, San José National Band and the University of Costa Rica Wind Ensemble.

1 comment:

RetroCollage said...

My wife played the trombone starting when she was age nine. Even with a child's trombone, she couldn't reach seventh position for a few years! Seeing "The Music Man" really influenced her.