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9/15/2003 Trumpeters, pianists featured in faculty recital

McMINNVILLE – A Linfield College music professor will be joined by faculty from three other Oregon institutions to present a trumpet and piano performance Friday, Sept. 26, at

8 p.m. in Melrose Auditorium at Linfield.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Trumpeters include Joan Paddock, director of instrumental activities and associate professor of music at Linfield, and Jay Chen, instructor at Oregon State University and Willamette University. They will be joined by pianists Alexander Tutenov, associate professor of music and director of keyboard studies at Southern Oregon University, and Rebecca Jeffers, staff accompanist and teacher at Oregon State University.

The evening will feature a number of works for trumpet and piano, including a piano solo by Tutenov, "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15, Rococzy-Marsch" by Franz Liszt. On trumpet, Paddock will play "Two Portraits" by Joseph Turrin, and Chen will perform "Sonata" by Kent Kennan. A variety of other pieces by composers such as Satie, Villa-Lobos and Poulenc will also be performed.

Paddock, a Bach trumpet clinician for Selmer, has performed as trumpet soloist in Mexico, Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Canada and the United States. She has played with a number of groups and is currently trumpeter with the Peter Britt Music Festival of Oregon and principal trumpeter in the Linfield Chamber Orchestra. In 1992, Paddock was awarded an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Paddock also serves as adjudicator and clinician for solo, ensemble and band festivals throughout the Western and Central United States. She has guest-conducted groups in Mexico, the USA and Canada.

Chen directs the brass ensembles at OSU and Willamette. He has a bachelor's degree from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China and a master's degree from OSU. He is the principal trumpet for the Portland Opera and the Salem Chamber Orchestra. He has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene and with the Cascade Music Festival in Bend. In 1997

he toured with the Chestnut Brass Co. through nine Midwestern states. In China, he served as trumpet instructor at the Sichuan Conservatory and as principal trumpet with the Chengdu Symphony Orchestra. He also was the lead trumpeter for the Emei Motion Picture and Television Industry Orchestra.

Tutunov won the first prize of the Belarussian National Piano Competition and was a winner of the Russian National Piano Competition. He has performed widely in the former Soviet Union, Poland, Bulgaria, the former Czechoslovakia, China, Mexico and the United States as a recitalist, soloist with orchestras and on radio and television. Recent recordings include a concerto for piano and orchestra with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. He graduated magna cum laude from the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory. He also holds diplomas in concert performance from the Minsk Musical College, the University of North Texas and the Belarussian National Academy of Music.

Jeffers is a Northwest collaborative pianist and chamber musician. She has accompanied workshops with master voice teachers including the Linfield Vocal Institute. She has performed with numerous solo singers, instrumentalists and choirs in concerts, recitals and competitions, and maintains a private piano studio in Corvallis. She holds degrees from Carleton College and the University of Michigan.

For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.