The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
6.01.21 – 6.05.21
Session: Flowing with Foster
International trumpet soloist, John Foster is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of performance on historical trumpets. His current roles include, Artistic Director of Australian Baroque Brass, Director of the Australasian Trumpet Academy, Principal Trumpet of the Omega Ensemble, the Canberra Bach Ensemble, and he is the Artistic Director of period instrument orchestra, Queensland Baroque.
John was a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra from 2001-2013. John has appeared as soloist worldwide and performed with many leading orchestras and ensembles in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Canada, the USA, China, Macau, and Brazil.
Mr Foster has enjoyed performing with such orchestras and ensembles as the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, English National Ballet (United Kingdom), Concerto Grosso Heidelburg, Kammermusik Potsdam, Hannoverschen Hofkapelle, Berlin Baroque, St Thomas Boys’ Choir of Leipzig, (Germany), Le Concert Lorrain (France), Collegium Musicum Grossmunster (Switzerland), Barokorkest Concerto Vivo (Holland), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, New Zealand Baroque Soloists, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Symphonie Orchesta de Macau, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and the Pinchgut Opera.
John has given master classes throughout the world, including at the Juilliard School of Music, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music (UK), the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Northwestern University (Chicago), Bern University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland), and Conservatorio da Belo Horizonte (Brazil) among countless others.
John is also the author of ‘The Natural Trumpet’ (publisher, kookaburra music) and ‘The Baroque Trumpet Revival’ (publisher, Hickman Music).