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Vienna Philharmonic trombonist in concert March 8

March 6, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Ian Bousfield, principal trombonist of the Vienna Philharmonic, will present a guest artist recital at Western Michigan University on Thursday, March 8, beginning at 8 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. General admission tickets will be on sale at the door for $10 each. Students and senior citizens will be charged $5.

Bousfield has been a staple of the European music scene since 1979. After winning a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he completed only six months of the four-year course when, in 1983 he joined the Halli Orchestra as Principal Trombone. In 1988, Bousfield was appointed principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra, only the fourth in the orchestra's history. In September 2000, he was appointed principal trombone of the Vienna State Opera/Vienna Philharmonic.

Bousfield's solo CD recordings include releases on the Doyen and Chandos labels, as well as the complete standard trombone and piano repertoire on EMI as part of its Virtuosi series. As a soloist, Bousfield has traveled throughout Europe, Canada, the United States, and Japan.

Bousfield's Kalamazoo appearance is being presented in cooperation with United Musical Instruments.

Media contact: Kevin West, 616 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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