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Feb. 22, 2007

Trumpet Alumnus Martin Presents Diverse UI Recital March 7

University of Iowa School of Music alumnus Jonathan Martin returns to campus to present a free trumpet recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in Harper Hall of the UI Voxman Music Building.

Martin, who received a doctorate in trumpet performance from the UI, will perform with pianist Catalina Teican. Martin is currently principal trumpet with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra in Kentucky.

Martin's program will range from classical solo recital repertoire to jazz and Broadway:

--"Breve rencontres" (Brief encounters) by Jacques Castérède.

--Variations on a Theme from Bellini's "Norma," a traditional trumpet show piece by the 19th-century French trumpet virtuoso Jean-Baptist Arban.

--"Oliver's Birthday" by Bruce Broughton, an Emmy Award-winning television and film composer.

--Concerto in F minor by Oskar Boehme, a German trumpeter and composer of the early 20th century.

--"Solus" by contemporary American composer Stan Friedman.

--"Someone to Watch Over Me" from the 1926 Broadway music "Oh Kay" by George Gershwin.

Martin has performed for thousands of people over the past 20 years. As a member of numerous orchestras, jazz ensembles and commercial groups, he has established himself as one of the more diverse trumpeters on the scene today.

Martin has been a professional trumpet player since 1984. He first won a position with the U.S. Air Force "Band of the West" in San Antonio, Tex., where he performed as solo cornet and as a member of the jazz ensemble, a Latin/pop group and the brass quintet. After four years with the Air Force Band, he came to Iowa, where studied with David Greenhoe in the UI School of Music and played with the Quad City Symphony.

He has taught on the faculty of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. He is a Conn-Selmer artist. For more information, see his Web site:

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.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. You may visit the UI School of Music web site at

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