John Holt is principal trumpet with the Dallas Opera Orchestra and trumpet professor at the University of North Texas. His first three CDs received unanimous critical acclaim, with Gramophone Magazine saying “Holt plays with perfect technique and intonation, altering his sound to suit..challenging works.”
Pakhmutova’s works are imbued with the spirit of Russian life, folk tunes, and impressions of the country. Ewazen, faculty member at The Juilliard School, has written many works for brass and is the recipient of numerous composition awards and prizes. Plog, frequently recorded trumpet player and composer, is a music professor in Freiburg, Germany.