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Freeman-Attwood, Jonathan (trumpet)

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (trumpet)

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Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood is a performer, recording producer, writer, educator and Principal of the Royal Academy of Music in London. His earliest professional experience was as a ten-year-old singing in the chorus of Glyndebourne and its Touring Opera. He subsequently studied at the University of Toronto and Christ Church, Oxford before pursuing a career principally as a freelance trumpet player. During this time he became interested in record production—especially in chamber contexts—alongside broadcasting and is a regular contributor to Gramophone and many other publications. Since 1990 he has also held a number of positions at the Royal Academy of Music where he was charged with leading the pioneering new degree in performance studies under the aegis of King’s College London. He became Vice-Principal and Director of Studies at the Academy in 1995, a post he held until 2008.

As a trumpet player, Freeman-Attwood has attracted critical acclaim from the press for his solo recordings, most notably in a series for Linn which explores how the trumpet may be retrospectively ‘re-imagined’ within established traditions of mainstream solo and chamber music. The first of these, with John Wallace, titled The Trumpets That Time Forgot, heralded a flurry of transcriptions for trumpet and piano with Daniel-Ben Pienaar, including a virtuosic arrangement of Fauré’s Violin Sonata, Op 108 (La Trompette Retrouvée) and a recording of seventeenth-century instrumental and vocal arrangements (Trumpet Masque), which won High Fidelity’s Recording of the Year (2008) and was praised for its ‘extraordinary playing, switching between fizzy fireworks and tender pathos with ease’ (The Observer). Sonatas by Edvard Grieg, Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann (Romantic Trumpet Sonatas) and an innovative recital of works by eleven members of the Bach family (A Bach Notebook for Trumpet) were released in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Freeman-Attwood also plans to release, with Pienaar, a major new re-working of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella (by kind permission of Boosey and Hawkes) alongside other Neo-Classical pieces.

Freeman-Attwood has produced well over two-hundred commercial recordings for many of the world’s leading independent labels including Naxos, BIS, Chandos, Hyperion, Harmonia Mundi USA, Channel Classics and AVIE. Several of his productions have won major awards, including Diapasons d’Or, eight Gramophone Awards and numerous nominations over the last twenty years with artists such as Rachel Podger, the Cardinall’s Musick, Trevor Pinnock, Phantasm, I Fagiolini, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Daniel-Ben Pienaar and various leading cathedral choirs. He produced Gramophone’s ‘Record of the Year’ in 2010 – the final volume of William Byrd’s Latin Church Music for Hyperion. In 1997, he founded the in-house label of the Royal Academy of Music as a means of introducing talented young artists to the creative challenges of the studio.

An educator and scholar, he continues to be active as a lecturer, critic and contributor to journals and books, including The New Grove (2nd edition), The Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music and to BBC Radio 3. He is an established authority on Bach interpretation, particularly as it challenges and refocuses historical perspectives on performance practices, and writes essays regularly for EMI, Warner, Deutsche Grammophon, Universal and other major record labels.

In July 2008, Freeman-Attwood became the fourteenth Principal of the Royal Academy of Music, founded in 1822. He was appointed a Fellow of King’s College London in 2009, a Trustee of the University of London in 2010 and a Fellow of the Royal Northern College of Music in 2013. He is also a Trustee and Chair of the Artistic Advisory Committee of Garsington Opera, a Trustee of the Young Classical Artists’ Trust (YCAT), the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and the Countess of Munster Trust.

Albums
'Hyperion monthly sampler – September 2014' (HYP201409)
Hyperion monthly sampler – September 2014
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On other labels
'Fauré: Lydia's Vocalises' (CKD488)
Fauré: Lydia's Vocalises
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'Elgar, Rheinberger & Strauss: The trumpets that time forgot' (CKD242)
Elgar, Rheinberger & Strauss: The trumpets that time forgot
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'La trompette retrouvée' (CKD294)
La trompette retrouvée
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'Rheinberger, Strauss & Elgar: The trumpets that time forgot' (CKD242)
Rheinberger, Strauss & Elgar: The trumpets that time forgot
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'Romantic Trumpet Sonatas' (CKD370)
Romantic Trumpet Sonatas
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'Strauss, Elgar & Rheinberger: The trumpets that time forgot' (CKD242)
Strauss, Elgar & Rheinberger: The trumpets that time forgot
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Complete works available for download
EMMANUEL CHABRIER  (1841-1894)
Suite for trumpet and piano with Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
FRANÇOIS 'LE GRAND' COUPERIN  (1668-1733)
Chromhorne sur la taille with Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
SIR EDWARD ELGAR  (1857-1934)
Sonata No 2, Op 87a with John Wallace (trumpet), Colm Carey (organ)
GABRIEL FAURÉ  (1845-1924)
Complete Vocalises with Roy Howat (piano)
Violin Sonata No 2 in E minor, Op 108 with Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
EDVARD GRIEG  (1843-1907)
Holberg Suite, Op 40 with Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
REYNALDO HAHN  (1874-1947)
À Chloris with Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
À Chloris with Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
LOUIS MARCHAND  (1669-1732)
Grand dialogue du 5e ton with Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN  (1809-1847)
Cello Sonata No 2 in D major, Op 58 with Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
KARL PILSS  (1902-1979)
Sonata for trumpet and piano with Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU  (1683-1764)
Suite from Nais with Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
JOSEPH RHEINBERGER  (1839-1901)
Suite for organ, violin and cello, Op 149 with John Wallace (trumpet), Colm Carey (organ)
ROBERT SCHUMANN  (1810-1856)
Violin Sonata No 1 in A minor, Op 105 with Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
À Chloris (Hahn)
Aubade  Movement 1 of Suite for trumpet and piano (Chabrier/Pienaar)
Auftritt des Cléonte  Movement 7 of Das Bürger als Edelmann Suite, Op 60 (Strauss/Carey)
Cello Sonata No 2 in D major, Op 58 (Mendelssohn)
Cello Sonata No 2 in F major, Op 123 (Saint-Saëns/Freeman-Attwood)
Chromhorne sur la taille (Couperin)
Complete Vocalises (Fauré)
Contredanse générale  Movement 8 of Suite from Nais (Rameau/Pienaar)
Danse villageoise  Movement 2 of Suite for trumpet and piano (Chabrier/Pienaar)
Das Bürger als Edelmann Suite, Op 60 (Strauss/Carey)
Das Menuett des Lully  Movement 5 of Das Bürger als Edelmann Suite, Op 60 (Strauss/Carey)
Entrée majestueuse des dieux  Movement 2 of Suite from Nais (Rameau/Pienaar)
Feuillet d'album  Movement 3 of Suite for trumpet and piano (Chabrier/Pienaar)
Gavotte vive (pour les Zéphirs)  Movement 3 of Suite from Nais (Rameau/Pienaar)
Grand dialogue du 5e ton (Marchand)
Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Grieg/Pienaar)
Lydia, Op 4 No 1 (in F major)  No 1 of Complete Vocalises (Fauré)
Lydia, Op 4 No 1 (in G major)  No 37 of Complete Vocalises (Fauré)
Ouverture (La discorde et la guerre)  Movement 1 of Suite from Nais (Rameau/Pienaar)
Romanza: Poco adagio  Movement 3 of Cello Sonata No 2 in F major, Op 123 (Saint-Saëns/Freeman-Attwood)
Scherzo-valse  Movement 4 of Suite for trumpet and piano (Chabrier/Pienaar)
Sonata for trumpet and piano (Pilss)
Sonata No 2, Op 87a (Elgar/Carey)
Suite for organ, violin and cello, Op 149 (Rheinberger/Carey)
Suite for trumpet and piano (Chabrier/Pienaar)
Suite from Nais (Rameau/Pienaar)
Violin Sonata No 1 in A minor, Op 105 (Schumann)
Violin Sonata No 2 in E minor, Op 108 (Fauré/Freeman-Attwood)
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