Vivian Fung’s Trumpet Concerto is not just a world premiere, it’s very likely the first concerto written by a North American female composer for a female trumpet soloist.
Bowden's recording company recommended her newest disc, "Reverie," to Opus-Klassik, the German equivalent of Grammys for classical music. And suddenly Bowden found herself on the list for best soloist, instrumentalist and best new artist.
"Picking pieces that really shaped my path when I was very young — that's what this CD was really about." Mary talks about her album 'Reverie' with MPR's Julie Amacher.
With some amazing arrangements as well as some works by living composers, this CD offers an unusually attractive program, which is ravishingly played by the American trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden and the ladies’ ensemble Kassia.
As a trumpet soloist, Mary Elizabeth Bowden has been called “an exquisite player whose polished tone is heard in ample supply.” Now, she’s partnered with the Pittsburgh-based Kassia Ensemble to present outstanding new arrangements and compositions for trumpet, strings and harp.
Classical Trumpeter and Gold Medal Global Music Award Winner Mary Elizabeth Bowden has been described by Gramophone Magazine as “brilliant” and “radiant in new repertoire for trumpet.” Bowden, a Yamaha Performing Artist, is highly regarded for her artistry and virtuosity as a soloist and has been praised for the clarity, purity, and power of her sound.
Artist Mary Bowden and an all-female ensemble present works from Debussy, Bach and Mozart as well as less familiar works arranged for trumpet and string ensemble by contemporary composers James Stephenson and Catherine McMichael.
A native of Illinois, trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden has emerged as a dazzling young soloist.
The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David (Volosin) Katz, founder and chief judge,is honored to announce the winners, runners-up, citation recipients and honorable mentions of The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2018-19, in professional, college/university, community and high school divisions.
Mary Elizabeth Bowden most likely needs little introduction. Gold Medal Global Music Award Winner, Yamaha Performing Artist and acclaimed soloist, she has received plaudits from audiences around the globe for her scintillating performances and recordings.