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Guest Artist Concert: Kris Danielsen, trombone

Kris Danielsen

Wednesday, March 20th at 7:30pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, FREE

Kris Danielsen, trombone and Nikki Stoia, piano

Music by Arthur Pryor: Fantastic Polka and Blue Bells of Scotland, Joseph Jongen: Aria et Polonaise, Mozart: Concerto No. 2 in E flat for Horn, and Kristoffer Danielsen: Sonata for Trombone (World premiere)

Dr. Kristoffer Danielsen is an active freelance trombonist and educator throughout greater New England. In addition to maintaining an extensive private teaching studio, Kris has performed with the Cape Symphony, Portland Symphony, Handel Society, Moscow Ballet, Nautilus Brass Quintet, Massachusetts Chamber Players, Pioneer Valley Symphony, and Keene Jazz Orchestra. Kris is currently the bass trombonist of The Valley Winds, an American Prize-winning wind ensemble based in Western Massachusetts. He can be heard on the Grammy-nominated recordings “Fantastique” (MSR) and “Johan De Meij: The Symphonies” (NAXOS), and has presented masterclasses at UMass Amherst and Shepherd University.

Kris holds degrees from The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University (B.M. 2010), The University of Massachusetts at Amherst (M.M. 2013), and Boston University (D.M.A. 2018). He has studied with Gabe Langfur, Greg Spiridopoulos, Toby Oft, James Olin, David Fedderly, and Steven Kellner. Kris has also attended the Spectrum Brass Seminar at the Bay View Chamber Music Festival and the Alessi Seminar in Eugene, Oregon, and served on the faculties of the Northampton Community Music School and the Belchertown Schools.