Jon Roskilly - Trombonist specialising in new music

JON ROSKILLY

TROMBONIST SPECIALISING IN NEW MUSIC

 
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About Jon

Jon Roskilly is a trombonist and specialist for new music. He has worked directly with composers such as Georges Aperghis, Steve Takasugi, Vinko Globokar, Thomas Kessler and Rebecca Saunders and appears regularly with renowned ensembles such as Ensemble MusikFabrik, Klangforum Wien and Ensemble Phoenix Basel. He has performed at festivals such as Wien Modern, Warsaw Autumn, Ruhrtriennale, Zeiträume Basel, Rümlingen, the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music and many more. His interest in contemporary music has lead him to give workshops for composers in writing for the trombone in Basel, Lugano and Goldsmith’s, University of London, and he runs a YouTube channel, New Trombone Stuff, designed to encourage student and young professional trombonists to engage with new music for the trombone. Jon is currently based in Basel, Switzerland.

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Current projects

TROMBONE CONTROL

26/09/2018 - Druckereihalle, Ackermannshof, Basel

28/09/2018 - Grosser Saal, Musikschule, Lucerne

05/10/2018 - Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich

All performances start at 8PM.

A programme built around the new version of Thomas Kessler's Trombone Control, recomposed specifically for Jon Roskilly. Also featuring music for trombone and electronics by Andreas Eduardo Frank, Cameron Michael Graham, Alexander F. Müller, and Katherine Young. Electronics controlled by Jan Gubser.

DUO VERS

A duo with percussionist Dino Georgeton, aiming to explore and expand the repertoire for this interesting combination of instruments. A concert featuring Richard Barrett's EARTH and other pieces including the world premiere of a new piece by Tobias Krebs is planned in early 2019.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

Lectures and workshops at universities across Europe, presenting the trombone to young composers and engaging them in writing music for this instrument and getting to grips with one of the most versatile but least-well understood orchestral instruments.

LES TROMBONES DE BÂLE

An ensemble featuring some of Europe's most exciting trombonists in the field of new music, lead by the fantastic Mike Svoboda, which explores and expands the repertoire for trombone ensemble. Find out more at lestrombonesdebale.com.

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