Aspen Music Festival And School

Raymond Mase Back To Artist-Faculty

Instrumental Focus

  • trumpet

Raymond Mase, trumpet, has distinguished himself as a soloist, chamber artist, orchestral player, and pedagogue. As a member of the American Brass Quintet from 1973 to 2013, he performed worldwide, premiered over 100 new brass works, and contributed countless editions of sixteenth-, seventeenth-, and nineteenth-century brass music to the ABQ library and their highly acclaimed recordings. He has appeared as a soloist with the American Composers Orchestra, Boston Pops, Moscow Soloists, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Summit Brass, at the Bethlehem Bach and Aspen music festivals, and in recitals with the popular trumpet and organ duo Toccatas & Flourishes. Mr. Mase serves as principal trumpeter of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, and has performed and recorded with many New York–based ensembles including the New York Philharmonic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has been chair of the Brass Department at The Juilliard School since 1991 and an artist-faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School since 1973. The 2014 recipient of the FONT (Festival of New Trumpet) Award of Recognition for his contributions to contemporary brass music, Mr. Mase can be heard on more than 135 recordings. Mr. Mase is an alumnus of the AMFS.

Robert Spano, Music Director

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