Trumpeter Amy Burmeister will be the featured artist in a lunchtime recital on Tuesday (March 12) at the Arizona Senior Academy. A doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona studying with Professor Edward Reid, Burmeister is active in many UA ensembles, including the Faculty Brass Quintet, Wind Ensemble, Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Winds, Arizona Choir, Trumpet Ensemble, and Graduate Brass Quintet.
Hailing from Minnesota, Burmeister received her undergraduate degree in instrumental music education from Bemidji State University and her Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She recently traveled to Greece with the UA Trumpet Ensemble and Graduate Brass Quintet to participate in the music festival “Exploring Trumpet in Greece.”
Burmeister’s repertoire includes works by Danish trumpeter and composer Thorvald Hansen, French composers Eugene Bozza and Pierre Gabaye, contemporary Czech composer Jiri Laburda, and the young American composer, conductor and arranger Sean O’Loughlin, as well as works by well known composers such as Leonard Bernstein and Maurice Ravel. Tuesday’s concert, which begins at 11:30 a.m., will feature works drawn from this dynamic and diverse repertoire.
Burmeister will be joined by pianist Woan Ching Lim, also a UA graduate student, pursuing a master’s degree in collaborative piano under Professor Paula Fan. Lim, who has served as accompanist and rehearsal pianist for a variety of instrumental and vocal soloists and ensembles, was born in Malaysia. She received her undergraduate degree in piano performance with emphasis in accompanying and chamber music from Northern Arizona University.
Submitted by Leslie Nitzberg, Academy Village Volunteer