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Nov. 16, 2006

UI Alumnus John Daniel Will Present Guest Trumpet Recital Nov. 30

University of Iowa alumnus John Daniel, a trumpet player from Lawrence University, and pianist Catalina Teican, a doctoral student in the UI School of Music and member of the faculty at the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City, will present a UI School of Music guest recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in Harper Hall of the UI Voxman Music Building.

Their performance will be free and open to the public.

Daniel and Teican will play music ranging from the early Classic period to as recent as 1989 and including:

--The Sonata in G Major by Giuseppe Sammartini, who is remembered by history as Handel's oboist in London in the early 18th century. An oboe sonata that has been transcribed, it features harmonic activity and motivic development that are more characteristic of the later Classical style.

--Franz Joseph Haydn's Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat Major, which is one of the best known pieces in the trumpet repertoire, and an unusually concise example of the mature Classical concerto style.

--Concerto for Trumpet by early 20th-century composer Henri Tomasi, an impressionistic piece that has a reputation of being among the most challenging solo works written for the trumpet.

--"Jota" by Rafael Mendez, a Mexican-American virtuoso who was one of the greatest trumpet players of all time. Mendez wrote several pieces of a similar nature, and as Mexican-styled pieces written for the concert hall, they are unique in the trumpet repertoire.

--"War and Peace" by Jon Faddis, transcribed from Faddis's 1989 CD "Into the Faddisphere."

Daniel has played this same program on tour to a number of American university campuses, including the Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music, Yale University, Baylor University and Texas Christian University.

Daniel is associate professor at Lawrence University where he teaches trumpet. He received a Specialist in Music degree from the University of Michigan, master's degree from the UI and a bachelor's degree from Ball State University. While attending the University of Michigan on full scholarship he won the graduate concerto award and was principal trumpet of orchestras in Ann Arbor and Saginaw. For more information, see his Web page at

A native of Romania, Teican holds degrees from the University of Music in Bucharest and Bowling Green State University. She is a prizewinner in multiple national and international competitions including the Dinu Lipatti and Mihail Jora competitions. While at BGSU she won the 33rd annual concerto competition and received first place in the Ohio Collegiate Level Competition of the Music Teachers National Association. She has also been recognized for her achievements as a chamber musician and accompanist.

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