May 30-June 3, 2017 | Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA
Classical trumpeter Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski holds the position of Professor of Trumpet at West Chester University of Pennsylvania School of Music, and is an active freelancer in the Philadelphia area. Having been raised in both Costa Rica and Switzerland, he regularly appears as recitalist, chamber musician, and clinician throughout Europe, Central America, and the United States.
Dobrzelewski has many recordings for trumpet including 2 cds for trumpet and organ under the Swiss AMIE label, Tryptique (2004) and Renewal (2005). Tromba Mundi released three albums: Tromba Mundi under the MSR Classics label (2008), Sinfonia Americana (2012), and Quest for Adventure (2015). He can be heard on the MSR Classics recording of American music for brass and wind ensemble, Shadowcatcher (2011), a project for which he served as Executive Producer.
Founder of the West Chester University Chapter of the International Trumpet Guild, Dobrzelewski is founder and host of WCU’s Annual International Trumpet Festival, which features performers and pedagogues from around the world in a weekend of concerts, clinics, and master-classes. He hosted the 2014 International Trumpet Guild Conference, and the 2012 Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition, as well as been awarded several local, state, and nationwide grants, including the National Endowment for the Arts “Access to Artistic Excellence” Grant, to pursue various musical projects. Since the early Spring of 2016, Jean-Christophe is the new Conference Director for the International Trumpet Guild.
Dobrzelewski received a Prix de Trompette at the Conservatoire de Musique de Rueil-Malmaison in Paris, a Master of Music from the University of Maine, and a DMA from Arizona State University, all in the area of trumpet performance.
Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski is a Stomvi Performing Artist and Clinician.