Austrian Virtuoso Performs With Ukrainian Musicians at National Philharmonic Hall
For the first time, the National Presidential Orchestra and Austrian trumpet virtuoso Tomas Gansch will perform both classical music and jazz at the National Philharmonic Hall
The first rehearsal of Austrian virtuoso trumpeter Thomas Gansch and the National Presidential Orchestra was in full swing.
They performed several classic pieces, understanding each other almost without words.
“We speak a common language — the language of music. So it is very easy for us to communicate. Of course, there are some nuances regarding the interpretation of works, but this is not a problem for us. I think we can handle it,” said the conductor of National Presidential Orchestra, Maksym Husak.
The classic works included Herbert Clark’s The Debutante and Rossini’s overture to The Barber of Seville.
The Austrian musician is especially fond of the concerto for trumpet and orchestra by Alexander Arutiunian.
“I love performing works by Arutiunian. This is a big concerto. I never play classical music solo, it’s boring. Here the orchestra applauded me, and I am grateful for that,” Gansch said.
In the second half of the concert, the orchestra will play jazz pieces by contemporary Austrian composers.
“The second section will perform works by contemporary Austrian composers Franz Zibulka, Thomas Gansch and Thomas Doss. Thomas Doss has a progressive composition called ‘Fancy Vienna,'” said Husak.
Thomas Gansch accepted the invitation of the Presidential Orchestra as part of the bilateral year of Austrian and Ukrainian culture. This marks the beginning of a project initiated by the Ukrainian orchestra. In the future they plan to invite performers from the U.S. and Japan.