Rolf Thorstein Smedvig (September 23, 1952 – April 27, 2015) was an American classical trumpeter. He was the founder of the Empire Brass Quintet. He is renowned for his exemplary tone and accurate intonation. Rolf Smedvig was born in Seattle, Washington. His father Egil Steinar Smedvig (1922-2012) was a composer and music teacher who had immigrated from Stavanger, Norway. His mother Kristin (Jonsson) Smedvig (1921-2004) was member of the Seattle Symphony's violin section who had immigrated from Iceland.
Rolf Smedvig (born September 23, 1952, Seattle, Washington, USA – died April 27, 2015, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA) was an American trumpeter and founder of The Empire Brass Quintet. He served as the principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1979 until he left in 1981. During his career as a soloist and chamber musician he gave approximately 100 concert appearances each year and visited over 35 countries.
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Listen to music from Rolf Smedvig like Bouree . Bouree II. - Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067, Carnival of Venice - Trumpet Solo Feature & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Rolf Smedvig. american classical trumpeters. Seattle, King County, Washington, United States (1952 – 2015). Rolf Thorstein Smedvig (September 23, 1952 – April 27, 2015) was an American classical trumpeter. He is renowned for his velvet pure tone and accurate intonation. His father Egil Steinar Smedvig (1922-2012) was a composer and music teacher who had immigrated from Stavanger, Norway
Main Performer or Conductor: Rolf Smedvig. tra: Jahja Ling, Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Soloists: Rolf Smedvig, Trumpet. Instrumentation: Flute Oboe Orchestra Trumpet Violin. Philip Ditmer said: The album was nominated for a Grammy. As a trumpet player, I bought this CD more for the playing of Rolf Smedvig than for the musical content of the CD. However, the presence, especially of the strings, and the balance among all instruments on this digital recording are high quality. For trumpet afficienado's, Smedvig's playing is top notch.
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Rolf Smedvig was best known for his virtuosic performances and for his place as a founding member of the wned Empire Brass. He passed away due to a heart attack at the age of 62. Smedvig started the Empire Brass Quintet in the early 1970s. The group, with performances broadcast performances including Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and the Today Show, was the first brass quintet to win a Naumburg foundation award. The group has released twenty-some albums. In addition to his work with Empire, Smedvig toured as a soloist and performed with orchestras around the world
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