All of us have had unique experiences in our lives, but there are common threads for everyone: the innocence, mystery, and discovery that comes with childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. The works on this program reflect and comment on these ideas.
Evan Zegiel, John Hadden, Quinn Mason, Marc LeMay, Barbara York
Recorded Date: 04-03-2019
Evan Zegiel is a first-year Tuba Fellow at the New World Symphony. His previous orchestral experience includes summers performing at Brevard Music Center and at Chautauqua Institution.
Mr. Zegiel is an active musical competitor. He was a winner of the 2018 Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition (Brevard Music Center). He also won the 2018 Marquette Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition and will present the orchestral premiere of Nelson T. Gast’s Under Mountains of Ocean with the MSO. He performed at the U.S. Army Band's 35th Annual Tuba-Euphonium Workshop in February 2018. He also won first place in the Tuba Artist Division of the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium-Tuba Festival competitions in 2017, four years after winning first place in the Tuba Student division of the Falcone competitions. He also won second prize in the 2016 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference's “Arnold Jacobs Mock Orchestral Audition” competition. Mr. Zegiel was a featured soloist with the U.S. Air Force Band in February of 2012, after winning the Colonel George S. Howard Young Artist Competition as a senior in high school.
Mr. Zegiel is co-founder of the tuba-percussion duo BrassTaps, which commissions and performs new works regularly. In 2017 he performed alongside the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet. He also performs frequently for varied religious services requiring brass ensembles.
Mr. Zegiel is an active composer. His Sonata for Tuba and Piano was published by Cimarron Music Press in 2017, and his bass trombone solo Bone to Pick was published by CMP in the summer of 2018. His self-published works may be found on his website.
Mr. Zegiel holds a master’s degree in performance and chamber music, a bachelor’s degree in performance and a minor in writing from the University of Michigan. His primary teachers include Fritz Kaenzig, Toby Hanks, Aubrey Foard and Dan Satterwhite.