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DILORENZO SONATA SELECTED FOR COMPETITIONS

Anthony DiLorenzo's Sonata for Tuba and Piano, which was commissioned for Craig's solo album A Road Less Traveled, has been chosen as required repertoire for two major international solo competitions in 2016. The International Tuba Euphonium Conference (ITEC) solo tuba competition (Artist Division) requires the first movement for the semi-final round. The Falcone International solo tuba competition requires the complete sonata for the final round of the contest. Craig's recording of the piece is available on CD (this website, Amazon, CD Baby), and on iTunes. The sheet music is available from Art of Sound Music.


CRAIG KNOX APPOINTED TO CURTIS FACULTY

Craig, a 1989 graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, will join the ranks of its faculty beginning Fall 2014, teaching tuba and other brass classes. He will collaborate with Paul Krzywicki, retired tubist of the Philadelphia Orchestra who was Craig's teacher, who will also work with the tuba student between Craig's visits from Pittsburgh. Craig will retain his teaching positions in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University. More here.


KRZYWICKI BALLADE CHOSEN FOR COMPETITION

Jan Krzywicki's Ballade for Tuba and Piano, recorded for the first time by Craig Knox on his solo album A Road Less Traveled, has now been selected as a required piece for the 2013 Falcone International Solo Competition, Tuba Artist division, semi-final round. More information on the Falcone Competition here.

 

DILORENZO SONATA NOW AVAILABLE

The new full-length three-movement Sonata for Tuba and Piano by Anthony DiLorenzo which was premiered by Craig Knox on his solo album A Road Less Traveled is now available in sheet-music form from Art of Sound Music. Hear samples of Craig's recording of the piece, here.

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE FEATURE ARTICLE

Read the feature article on Craig Knox in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The article appeared on March 7, 2012, in advance of the world-premiere performances of the Andre Previn "Triple Concerto" for trumpet, horn and tuba, performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with the composer at the podium. Read the article HERE.

 

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS MAHLER SYMPHONY #5 IN WORLD WIDE WEBCAST

At the conclusion of its recent 3-week European tour with Music Director Manfred Honeck, the PSO performed Mahler Symphony #5 in the Berlin Philharmonie, home of the Berlin Philharmonic. The performance was video-recorded for a live webcast, which is archived and available for on-demand viewing. See the complete webcast here:


UPCOMING EVENTS
 


TWO-DAY WORKSHOP AT BOWLING GREEN

Craig will spend February 21-22, 2013 at Bowling Green State University (OH), working with the brass students. He will present classes to the tuba studio and the brass studio, and perform in recital. Craig's appearance at BGSU comes at the invitation of David Saltzman, Adjunct Associate Professor of Tuba, and Principal Tuba of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.

 

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY EUROPEAN TOUR

Craig will tour Europe with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for three weeks from October 23 - November 10. The highlight of the tour will be a one-week residency at the famed Musikverein in Vienna, where the orchestra will perform four concerts, including two performances of Mahler's Second Symphony which will also be recorded for commercial release. Other cities on the tour include Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Luxembourg. More information on the PSO tour, here.

 

CENTER CITY BRASS QUINTET TOUR

Craig will join his colleagues in the Center City Brass Quintet on a week-long tour that will include three concerts and the group's sixth commercial recording. Concerts are scheduled at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS on Tuesday October 2; Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX on Wednesday October 3; and Columbus State University in Columbus, GA on Thursday October 4. Use the links above for more information on the concerts.

The Center City Brass Quintet was founded in 1985 by five first-year students at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Since then, the quintet has performed throughout the U.S. and Japan, and is known for its critically acclaimed recordings on the Chandos label. Founding members Craig Knox, Anthony DiLorenzo and Richard King are joined by Geoffrey Hardcastle and Ko-ichiro Yamamoto. Learn more about the Center City Brass Quintet and its recordings at their website, here.


 

 

 

 

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