Christopher Leslie wins brass concerto competition, performs with Wind Ensemble

Congratulations to Christopher Leslie, a student of Professor Perantoni, who has won the brass concerto competition in the Jacobs School and will perform as soloist in Concerto for Euphonium and Wind Ensemble by Vladimir Cosma.

The concert, performed in the Musical Arts Center at 8pm, also featured Professor John Tafoya, who will perform the Concerto for Timpani and Concert Band by Gordon Jacob.

The concert features a world premiere performance of “Five Elizabethan Dances” from Romeo and Juliet by Jacobs School of Music faculty member Don Freund.

The program also includes the North American premiere of A Chasing After the Wind by Chia-Ying Chiang, Dr. Chiang’s DM Composition document while at IU.

About Christopher Leslie

Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Chris Leslie earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education with Distinction from St. Olaf College and is currently pursuing a Master of Music in euphonium performance at the Jacobs School of Music, studying under Daniel Perantoni. Leslie has performed with the International Youth Wind Orchestra, the St. Olaf Orchestra, and toured across the United States and Japan with the St. Olaf Band. An active soloist, he took first place in the Schubert Club and Thursday Musical young artist competitions, recorded with Minnesota Public Radio, and gave a premiere performance of Libby Larsen’s Cri de Coeur with the St. Olaf Band. His past teachers include David Werden, Martin Hodel, Larry Zimmerman, and Hiram Diaz.

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