THE 43RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRUMPET GUILD CONFERENCE
THE HYATT REGENCY • SAN ANTONIO • MAY 29 THROUGH JUNE 2, 2018
The Swiss trumpet virtuoso Markus Würsch is currently professor of Modern, Natural and Romantic Trumpet at Bern University of the Arts, and at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Markus studied trumpet and brass ensemble conducting at the Conservatoire in Zurich and Lucerne (with honors). In addition he studied for a year with Pierre Thibaud at the Conservatoire Nationale Supérieur in Paris. He continued his studies with Charles Geyer at the Eastman School of Music, and with Vincent Cichowicz at Northwestern University of Chicago. In 1981 Markus won the audition for principal trumpet with the Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich, holding this prestigious post for fourteen years. At the suggestion of George Solti, guest conductor of the Tonhalle Orchestra, Markus was privileged to receive private lessons from the legendary Adolphe Herseth. In 1995, he began his studies in historic brass instruments at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, London. With the support of the Swiss National Fund and the Bern University of the Arts, Markus conducted extensive research of a 19th century keyed trumpet in collaboration with the Swiss instrument maker Konrad Burri. For some years now, he performs almost exclusively on historical instruments. He frequently appears with the ensembles “La Cetra” and I Barocchisti (RSI, Italian Swiss Radio) and continues to interpret the Haydn and Hummel trumpet concertos as soloist on the keyed trumpet.