FRANK GABRIEL CAMPOS
TRUMPET AND FLUGELHORN
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Two Global Music Awards Silver Medals for Best Instrumental and Best Classical Crossover
Global Music Awards Silver Medal for Best Jazz Recording
Global Music Awards Gold Medal Winner and Top 10 Album of 2018
"Flight of the Bumblebee"
"The Water Is Wide and Variations"
Nicholas Walker, bass
Nicholas Walker, bass
Greg Evans, hand clapping
"Whether through his delightful stage presence or his incredible virtuosity, Frank Campos provided an experience that those in attendance will not soon forget."
- John Cord, International Trumpet Guild Journal
"A terrific trumpeter and one of the great trumpet teachers in the country, Frank Campos essentially sings through his trumpet."
- Fred Child, host of American Public Media's 'Performance Today'
Frank Gabriel Campos is professor emeritus of Ithaca College's Whalen Center for Music and a renowned classical and jazz trumpet soloist, teacher, and author. His book ‘Trumpet Technique’ (Oxford University Press, 2005) is used at colleges and universities worldwide, and his 'Clinic' column in the International Trumpet Guild Journal has been a pedagogical voice to thousands of trumpeters since 1995. His recordings have earned three Global Music Awards gold medals, including 'An Unquiet Prayer', which was named a Global Music Awards ‘Top Ten Album of 2018'. He is currently a visiting lecturer at Cornell University.
Mr. Campos has appeared as soloist with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the Winnipeg Symphony, and on the stages of Washington DC's Constitution Hall, New York's Town Hall, the Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center. He has performed or toured with artists such as Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Mannheim Steamroller, and he has been a soloist at the Montreux International Jazz Festival and the Ottawa International Jazz Festival. He has been a featured artist on American Public Media's 'Performance Today' more than a dozen times.
Mr. Campos has performed as principal trumpet of the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Texas Baroque Ensemble, Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra, Binghamton Philharmonic, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Tri-Cities Opera, Fresno Philharmonic, Bear Valley Festival Orchestra, Northeastern Philharmonic, Skaneateles Summer Music Festival, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and Pulitzer Prize winner Steven Stuckey's Ensemble X. He has been a Yamaha Artist since 1987.
Mr. Campos has performed on period instruments for New York State Baroque, and with Sonare Early Music Consort at the Sterling Renaissance Festival. He has premiered numerous new works, including many written especially for him by Yotam Haber, Sally Lamb, Andrew Waggoner, James Willey, Dana Wilson, and others. He is a founder of the Dallas Brass and a twenty-five year member of the Ithaca Brass. In 2018, he was honored with the International Trumpet Guild Award of Merit "for exceptional lifetime achievement in trumpet performance, teaching, and publication.”