Soft and Slow, How Much Compromise is Too Much, Timofei Dokschizer’s Legacy and Much More w/ Sergei Nakariakov!

Published on: 3rd March, 2020

What can we say about Sergei Nakariakov?

Brilliant performer. Stunning virtuosity and lyricism in his playing.

And as you'll find out in this episode of the show, a thoughtful and insightful thinker who has simply done things the right way when it comes to performing on the trumpet.


In my conversation with Sergei, you'll hear:

-The influence of Timofei Dokshizer on Sergei's career...7:37

-How Sergei's career began and quickly advanced...13:34

-Sergei's process for making the impossible possible...18:47

-Why Sergei isn't thinking about the audience when he performs...25:20

-Some of the impressive younger players that we should know...29:44

-Sergei's thoughts on the current repertoire available to trumpeters...31:56

-Why Sergei doesn't warm up with long tones and other practice fundamentals...36:08

-How Miles Davis influenced Sergei's perspectives on music...44:23

-How an older Sergei is different from a younger Sergei...47:15

Resources mentioned:

-Videos of Timofei Dokshizer mentioned:

-Albums by Sergei Nakariakov:

-Jörg Widmann: ad absurdum – Concerto for Trumpet & Small Orchestra

-Floris Onstwedder (listen to Floris' interview on this podcast here)

-David Guerrier

-Mark Inouye

-Albums by Miles Davis:

Got a question for me about this conversation w/ Sergei Nakariakov? Leave a comment below and I'll reply!

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The Story of the Trumpet, In the Words of Those Who Play It
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James Newcomb

James Newcomb is a former/current/former/current trumpeter and founder of Committed Media, LLC. He currently resides near Hanoi, Vietnam with his wife, and is eagerly awaiting returning to his home in Virginia to live near his 7-year old son.