Cavalier Alumnus Wins International Competition
Friday, April 29th, 2011 - 10:45 AM
By Christopher Lugo
The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps would like to congratulate alumnus Brian Archinal (2005-2006 snare) on recently winning the 2011 International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in Amsterdam! Read full press release here.
American percussionist Brian Archinal wins the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition 2011
On Sunday, April 17th, the American percussionist Brian Archinal was awarded the first prize (€4.500) of the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition 2011. He was one of the five finalists who battled it out for the three prizes. Following his second round audition with All facing upwards van Piet-Jan van Rossum and Corporel (which means “having to do with the body”) by Vinko Globokar he performed Louis Andriessen’s Woodpecker and part one from Bone Alphabet by Brian Ferneyhough.
The 38th edition of the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition took place in Amsterdam from 10-17 April and was organized by Music Center the Netherlands and made possible in cooperation with the Orgelpark and the Conservatory of Amsterdam. There were 83 participants from thirty-one countries in the first round, of which 15 successfully reached the second round.
This year, the jury consisted of the conductor Lucas Vis (chairman), the American guitarist Seth Josel, harp player Ernestine Stoop, pianist/organist Leo van Doeselaar and the Russian viola player Mikhail Bereznitsky.
Image via www.brianarchinal.com
Brian Archinal received his BA from the University of Kentucky where he studied with James Campbell; he obtained his MA from the University of California in San Diego where he studied with Steven Schick. He is currently based in Basel, Switzerland studying with combined Fulbright and ESKAS fellowships.
Archinal has performed with Ensemble-Phoenix (Basel, Switzerland) red fish blue fish (La Jolla, CA), La Jolla Symphony (La Jolla, CA), the Lexington Philharmonic (Lexington, KY) the Kaohsiung City Symphony (Kaohsiung, Taiwan), SOUND/VISION (Lexington, KY), Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble (Tempe, AZ), and the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra (Lucerne Switzerland).
He has performed at the Venice Bienalle (Venice, Italy), Monday Evening Concerts (Los Angeles), Carlsbad Music Festival (CA), Concours de Genevé (Geneva, Switzerland), Lucerne Festival, Chapman University ‘Day of Percussion’, Northeastern University ‘Fusion Arts Exchange” (Boston, MA), FreeKY Festival (Lexington, KY), two Percussive Arts Society Conventions, and been a Featured Artist at the Music For All Summer Symposium (Bloomington, IL). As a competitor, he finished in the Semi-Finals of the Concours de Geneve (2009), and was Runner-Up in the Atlanta Symphony ‘Modern Snare Drum’ Competition (2008).
Among highlights of established composers, Archinal has worked closely with Roger Reynolds Michael Pisaro, Philippe Manoury, Christopher Dench David Lang, Peter Ablinger, Edmund Campion, Trevor Bača, Nicholas Deyoe, and David Crowell.
He recently released his debut CD entitled Self | Space, with recordings of multi-tracked ensemble works by Edmund Campion, Jordan Munson, Trevor Bača and Peter Ablinger.