Caleb Hudson & Chris Coletti — The Other Side of the Bell: Episode #48

The Canadian Brass Trumpets – Caleb Hudson & Chris Coletti

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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #48 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features the trumpets of the Canadian Brass: Caleb Hudson and Chris Coletti.

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About Caleb Hudson

Caleb Hudson is the newest member of the Canadian Brass, having graduated from the Juilliard School with both a Bachelor and Master of Music degree. Acclaimed by the New York Times as ‘brilliantly stylish,” Caleb made his solo debut with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2.

Caleb has performed as a soloist around the world, most recently with the Israel Philharmonic in Tel Aviv. Possessing a wide range of musical styles, his experience ranges from soloing in Carnegie Hall to appearing with rock band Vampire Weekend on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Other recent solo engagements include the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Yellow Barn Festival, University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, University of Scranton, and a solo recital at the University of Georgia that was broadcast nationally on NPR’s Performance Today.

Caleb won first place at the National Trumpet Competition multiple times, and performed with pianist Vladimir Feltsman at the Aspen Music Festival, as well as the New York City Ballet, New World Symphony, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and New York Trumpet Ensemble. An avid baroque musician, Caleb also performs with notable early music ensembles including Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists, The American Classical Orchestra, Concert Royal, and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra. He is an alumnus of Interlochen Arts Academy and Ensemble ACJW, a fellowship program of Carnegie Hall that promotes arts advocacy, community outreach, and music education.

In addition to performing in Canadian Brass all year for thousands of fans around the world, Caleb has a passion for writing music, especially for the group. His arrangements and compositions have been published and featured on two albums, Canadian Brass: Perfect Landing and Canadian Brass: Great Wall of China. In 2015, his original composition White Rose Elegy was performed as a world premiere in Lincoln Center by the Canadian Brass and New York Philharmonic Principal Brass and Percussion.

Caleb is the trumpet professor at Colorado State University, where he is devoted to teaching and sharing his love for music with students.

As part of an exclusive agreement between the Conn-Selmer Corporation and Canadian Brass, Caleb performs on 24-karat gold-plated Bach trumpets.

About Chris Coletti

Since joining Canadian Brass in 2009, trumpeter/arranger Christopher Coletti has performed hundred of concerts, TV and radio appearances around the world with the group, recorded 7 billboard chart-topping/award-winning CDs, filmed multiple music videos, and arranged a plethora of music that The Brass has recorded and regularly performs. Canadian Brass’ dedication to music education is a perfect fit for Coletti who enjoys sharing his unique perspective as a full-time performer, active educator, and recent college graduate with students and fellow teachers.

Coletti received his Masters Degree from The Juilliard School and his Bachelors Degree from Manhattan School of Music which he completed in just 3 years. Throughout his education, Coletti received multiple awards and scholarships, and won a number of competitions including the Music Academy of the West Chamber Concerto Competition, Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition, LaGuardia Arts Concerto Competition Staten Island Symphony Concerto Competition, The Tanglewood Music Center Charles E. Culpeper Foundation Fellowship and Susan B. Kaplan Fellowship,The Juilliard School Frieda and Harry Aronson Scholarship, and The Manhattan School of Music President Scholarship.

Coletti got his professional start as Principal Trumpet of The Huntsville Symphony in Alabama. Comfortable in many musical styles, Coletti has performed with a wide range of musicians ranging from Yefim Bronfman, Pierre Boulez, Michael Tilson Thomas and Ricardo Muti to Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, and Miami Sound Machine. Coletti has perfect pitch, is a proficient whistler, and has the unique ability to sing an operatic high C.

Coletti performs exclusively on Bach Artisan Trumpets, (Bb, C, Eb and Piccolo), Bach Cornet 184ML and Conn “Vintage 1” (V1) Flugelhorn.

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