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Nathaniel Mayfield - In Concert

March 20, 2016
Concert will be held at 3:00p.m.
Fredericksburg United Methodist Church 1800 N. Llano (Hwy. 16 North) Fredericksburg, Texas
There is no charge for these concerts as all concerts are funded through grants or private and corporate donations through mail, at the door, or through our website.

  Nathaniel Mayfield - Trumpets with Organ Accompaniment  

Nathaniel Mayfield, Baroque/Modern Trumpet

Originally from Austin, TX, Nathaniel Mayfield was awarded a four-year scholarship to study trumpet at Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, MI. At age 18, he competed in the Young Arts Talent Search sponsored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and was one of 20 high school artists chosen to receive the prestigious Presidential Scholarship in the Arts from President Bill Clinton, an honor that included a Rose Garden ceremony and solo performance in the Kennedy Center. After acceptance into both The Juilliard School and Columbia University, Mr. Mayfield graduated after three years of studies with Professor Raymond Mase (Chairman of the Juilliard Brass Department), and earned a BA in Classical History from Columbia. Other awards and honors included first prizes in The National Trumpet Competition, The Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition, and the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition.

Nathaniel Mayfield, Trumpet

Mr. Mayfield went on to receive a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue graduate work with Professor Reinhold Friedrich in Karlsruhe, Germany. During this time, he won positions in music festivals such as The Round Top Institute, National Repertory Orchestra, and The Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo Japan, as well as performed with a variety of professional orchestras including Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, and Mannheim Opera.

A world-renowned baroque trumpet soloist, Mr. Mayfield has presented masterclasses at such institutions as: The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Laval University in Quebec, UT Austin, Baylor, TCU, Lausanne Conservatory Switzerland, and many others. Further, he was a three-year assistant at The Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar in Enfield, NH, faculty member of the Domaine Forget Brass Academy Quebec, and has participated in international trumpet competitions Kiev, Ukraine; Paris, France; Markneukirchen, Germany; and Bad-Säckingen, Germany.

Nathaniel Mayfield
Trumpets with Organ Accompaniment


Upon returning to Austin, Mr. Mayfield founded the Lake Austin Strings booking agency and the Austin Brass Institute (a 501-c3 non-profit), joined the faculties of Texas A&M University in College Station and Concordia University, performed frequently with the Austin Symphony, Austin Lyric Opera, and Austin Chorus, and served on the Board of Directors at the Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts before being named its Artistic Director.

In addition to his roles as Principal Baroque Trumpet with Dallas Bach Society, Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined, and other period instrument ensembles, Mr. Mayfield is President of Mayfield Energy, LLC (an oil and gas exploration and production company), Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mayfield Dairy Queens/RUM Enterprises, and is pursuing an Executive MBA at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Mayfield lives in Austin with his wife, Ulrike, and their three daughters.

Moritz Görg, Baroque/Modern Trumpet

Moritz Goerg was born in 1986 in Ulm. Already with 14 years, he began studying music at the "Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg-Augsburg" majoring in trumpet with Prof. Uwe Kleindienst during his high school years. Further studies followed with Bo Nilsson and Hardenberger at the "Academy of Music Malmö" in Sweden, and at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg" with Prof. Matthias Hofs.

Hailed as a "Perfect Match" in the Nürnberger Nachrichten Newspaper after winning the "Music Prize" competition in 2005, Moritz Görg was awarded a scholarship from the Hamburg Oskar and Vera Ritter Foundation. Later he won a one-year position in the Komische Oper Berlin. Concert appearances have taken Moritz Görg with his ensemble "Windsbacher Brass" et al Italy, France and Australia.

In addition to his solo activities, Mr. Görg has collaborated with many ensembles and symphony orchestras, such as the Nuremberg Symphony and the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra, and has been featured as a welcomed guest artist at numerous German orchestras: German Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Komische Oper Berlin, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, among others. As a specialist in making music on the valveless natural trumpet, he has worked with leading conductors of early music, such as Philippe Herreweghe, Thomas Hengelbrock, Trevor Pinnock and several baroque orchestras: Collegium Vocale Gent, Elbipolis Hamburg, North German Baroque Collegium and Vox Luminis.

The Michaelis Consort, a musical partnership founded by brothers Felix and Moritz Görg in 2010, won the 2011 Biagio-Marini-Competition in Neuburg a.d.Donau, and has been invited to participate in such music festivals as Gottorfer Hofmusik, Darmstadt Residenzfestspiele, Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik, Musica Antiqua Festival Brugge (Fringe), and Barocktage Speinshart. Since the winter semester of 2015-16, Moritz Görg has been lecturer in residence on natural trumpet at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg".

Michael Riedel, Organ/Historical Keyboard

The organist Michael Riedel was born in 1984. He received his initial musical training as a choirboy in the Windsbacher Knabenchor. While still going to school, he also enrolled in the Academy of Church Music in Bayreuth where he attended organ and piano classes. Afterwards he studied church music and organ at the music academies in Düsseldorf and Cologne.

He received special preparation in choral conducting with his teachers Susanne Rohn and Reiner Schuhenn and studied orchestral conducting with Gernot Sahler and the organ with Johannes Geffert and Torsten Laux. He studied French organ music at the music academy in Rotterdam with Ben van Oosten. He completed his musical education in master classes with Marie-Claire Alain, Frédéric Blánc, Willem Tanke, Jon Laukvik, Olivier Latry, Christophe Mantoux and Georg Christoph Biller, the Thomaskantor in Leipzig.

A rising musician, he performs regularly as a conductor, organist and harpsichordist in various cities in Germany and other European countries, focussing on playing in ensembles and in a variety of styles. Michael Riedel has served as the assistant to Ullrich Böhme, organist at St. Thomas in Leipzig, and he has held positions as church musician in Düsseldorf-Oberkassel and Bonn-Bad Godesberg.

Since March 2013 he has been director of music of the Inner City Protestant Churches of Frankfurt (Main). In this capacity he is choirmaster of the Epiphanias-Kantorei in Frankfurt and is responsible for the creative planning and production of the monthly "Fullmoon Concerts", an unusual musical concept which has received notice far beyond church circles.

Source: Nathaniel Mayfield Website



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