“An outstanding solo performance"

– Luzerner Zeitung

Classical Trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden has built an in-demand career as a soloist, praised for her “splendid, brilliant” playing (Gramophone Magazine) and her “pure, refined, and warm” tone (American Record Guide).


August 22, 2023

The Chautauqua Daily: With soloist Mary Elizabeth Bowden on commissioned work from Assad, CSO wraps summer season under Stuart Chafetz’s baton

Sarah Russo talks with Mary Elizabeth Bowden about her career and performance with the Chautauqua Symphony.

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There’s something about Mary Elizabeth Bowden and her ability on the trumpet – a fluid sense of light and dark, of grace and power.”



latest album


April 12, 2019

Rêverie is the second solo album from Mary Elizabeth Bowden, released on Summit Records in April 2019 and nominated for 3 Opus Klassik Awards. Rêverie is a collection of new arrangements by Rick DeJonge of popular classical works made for trumpet, strings, harp and harpsichord, including Debussy and Tailleferre’s Rêverie, Mozart’s Queen of the Night aria from the Magic Flute and Rondo alla Turca, Bach’s Badinerie and Erbarme dich, Mein Gott from St. Matthew Passion, and Debussy’s La fille aux cheveux de lin, Golliwog’s Cakewalk and Général Lavine. Also included are new compositions by James Stephenson, Catherine McMichael, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Rick DeJonge.

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