3 Trumpets

A new generation of music

3 Trumpets

A new generation of music

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About Us

 

Canadian trumpeters Matisse, Aled, and Maslin Blundell started playing trumpet at 7, 6, and 5 years respectively, and have been playing together ever since!  Individually, they have held positions in the Hannaford Youth Program, Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra, Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra (touring to Los Angeles and Shanghai), and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, among others.  Currently, Matisse, Aled, and Maslin play together in Orchestra Toronto under the baton of Maestro Kevin Mallon.  

Aled and Matisse are 4 and 5-time Kiwanis Music Festival Provincial finalists, with Matisse twice going on to compete Nationally.  Last spring, the duo performed in Carnegie Hall as part of the Winners’ Recital of the American Protege International Competition of Romantic Music, and soloed with the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Matthew Jones.  This season, the duo has been delighted to solo with the Oakville Chamber Orchestra under Charles Demuynck, the Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra under Jean-Michel Malouf, plus the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra and Milton Philharmonic Orchestras under Maestro Sabatino Vacca.  The two also enjoyed their engagement with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra in the spring. 

 

Matisse and Aled were also very excited to solo with their younger sibling, Maslin, as a trio with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra in December, under Maestro Judith Yan – after making their debut last season with the Rose Orchestra in Brampton when Maslin was 10.  The threesome had a lot of fun soloing with Symphony on the Bay under Maestro Claudio Vena, and look forward to performing with Kevin Mallon and Orchestra Toronto in their Concert for Peace.

 

The siblings currently study with Jim Spragg of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.  Matisse, Aled, and Maslin love to play, and could not envision a life without music!!

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Performances

                                   2016-17  Season

 

Sunday, September 18    Friends of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra Season Promotion Concert – Guelph, Ont. 

                                 Trio: Matisse, Aled, Maslin

Sunday, September 25    Oakville Chamber Orchestra Concert – Oakville, Ont.

                                  Duo: Matisse & Aled – Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Trumpets

Sunday, October 16   Greater Toronto Philharmonic concert – Toronto, Ont. 

                                  Duo – Matisse & Aled – Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Trumpets

Sunday, October 23    Orchestra Toronto concert – Toronto, Ont.

Saturday, October 29    Symphony on the Bay Young Artist’s Concerto Competition Live performance Finals – Burlington, Ont.

                                 Trio – Telemann Concerto for 3 Trumpets         

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                                 Matisse & Aled at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute – Toronto, Ont.

                                 Maslin at Park Lane P.S. – Toronto, Ont.

Saturday, December 3     Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Concert – Cambridge, Ont., 

                                 Duo: Matisse & Aled – Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Trumpets

Sunday, December 11     Guelph Symphony Orchestra Concert – Guelph, Ont.

                                 Trio – Telemann Concerto for 3 Trumpets

Saturday, December 17    Milton Symphony Orchestra Concert – Milton, Ont.

                                 Duo: Matisse & Aled – Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Trumpets

Sunday, December 18    St. Leonard’s Anglican Church – Toronto, Ont.

                                 Christmas Carol service  (Trio)

Saturday, December 24    St. Alban’s Anglican Church – Acton, Ont.

                                 Christmas Eve Family Service  (Trio)

Sunday, March 5     Orchestra Toronto Concert – Toronto, Ont.

Sunday, April 2     Symphony On The Bay Concert – Burlington, Ont.                                  

                                 Trio – Telemann Concerto for 3 Trumpets

Saturday, April 8    Stratford Symphony Orchestra Concert – Stratford, Ont.   

                                  Duo: Matisse & Aled – Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Trumpets  

Sunday, April 16   Easter Sunday service at Young-Nak Korean Presbyterian church with music director: Jennifer Lee – Toronto,

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Sunday, April 30   Orchestra Toronto concert – Toronto, Ont.

Sunday, June 18    Orchestra Toronto Concert – Toronto, Ont.

                                  Trio:  Matisse, Aled, & Maslin –  Telemann Concerto in D for 3 Trumpets (54:D4)

 

                             2017-18 Season

 

Saturday, February 11   Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra – Etobicoke, Ont.

                                Duo – Matisse & Aled

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Media

TSYO 40th Anniversary Concert, May 2015

City Life Magazine article by Rebecca Alberico, November 30, 2016:

http://mycitylife.ca/…/special-feat…/young-musical-geniuses/