Randolph Lee"I've been looking for something that had a great sound, instant response, great intonation, and flexibility, with quick valves. I have owned many different trumpets in search for a horn that had all of the playing characteristics that I needed but none seemed quite right.This includes Yamaha's Xeno, Bobby Shew, and Chicago Artists (Bb and C), as well as Bach Strads, and Bach Artisans (Bb and C). It wasn't until Howard Summers and the Cannonball Family designed and produced the 42 series that I finally found what I was looking for and switched from being a Bach Artist. Bravo Cannonball!! I can't wait for the 42 Eb and piccolo." ~ Randolph Lee
BioFrom Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, trumpeter Randolph Lee has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concert venues, giving appearances throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Recently appointed as the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Florida and spanning a career as a soloist, teacher, and a recording artist, he can be heard on Deutsche Grammophon, Centaur Records, Tantara Records, international television and radio broadcasts, albums, television shows, commercials, video games, and movies.
Randolph Lee has performed as a soloist in Carnegie Hall, premiered new works, and presented guest artist recitals at various universities. A collaboration with Columbian composer and pianist Mauricio Arias brought about the creation of a new concerto for trumpet, piano, and orchestra titled Rapsodia Camaleonica, as well as its world premiere and Carnegie Hall debut. A new cantata for trumpet and choir titled The Mystic Trumpeter was also written for Randolph by Anthony Maglione; and after giving its premier, he recorded it on Centaur Records (to be released in 2015). Other solo appearances with various ensembles include the Bells at Temple Square, Salty Crickets Composers Colletive, Azlo Orchestra, Scottsdale Musical Arts Orchestra, Academy of St. Barnabas on the Desert, ASU Schola Cantorum, UCLA Philharmonia, UCLA Brass Ensemble, UCLA Symphonic Band, BYU Synthesis jazz band, as well as high school and community bands.
As an orchestral trumpeter and collaborator, Randolph Lee has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Opera Hong Kong as guest principal trumpet, Tucson Symphony Orchestra as substitute principal trumpet, Orchestra at Temple Square with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir as principal and section trumpet, Philip Glass Ensemble, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Utah Wind Symphony, Phoenix Chorale, Phoenix Boys Choir, Salt River Brass as principal solo cornet, Scottsdale Arts Orchestra as principal trumpet, Utah Regional Ballet, and various chamber ensembles including the Potsdam Brass Quintet.
Prior to the University of Florida, Dr. Lee served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Trumpet at State University of New York Potsdam and has taught at Arizona State University, University of California Los Angeles, Brigham Young University, BYU - Idaho, and has given clinics at various high schools and middle schools. He holds degrees from BYU (BA), where he studied with David Brown, UCLA (MM) with Jens Lindemann, and ASU (DMA) under the tutelage of Regents’ Professor David Hickman. Other teachers include K. Newell Dayley, Nick Norton, Donald Green, and Jay Posteraro. When not performing or teaching, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and daughters.
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