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Re: Crispian Steele-Perkins



> I regularly hear Crispian playing one of the trumpet concertos on Classic
FM
> in the UK and I can`t help thinking I really don`t like his tone.

Is it perhaps one of his recordings using a baroque natural trumpet (or a
modern copy of one)?
I have long admired Crispian's playing and have had the pleasure of working
with him. He turns out seemingly flawless performances and charms audiences
and colleagues with his pleasant witty manner. His private preparation is
very deep and thorough...an example to all of us! From hearing him live, I
have always considered his sound on the Selmer piccolo trumpet very similar
to that of Maurice Andre, but with a more conservative view of vibrato.
He is an outstanding brass player with intelligence and integrity. Go and
see!

Andy.

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