The Show Must Go On. European Trumpeter Flourishes In Spite of COVID Restrictions (And How You Can Too)

Published on: 9th November, 2020

Conversations like this inspire me to pick up my horn, turn on my iPhone camera and just hit "record" and see what happens.

Floris Onstwedder is a trumpet soloist based in The Netherlands and Switzerland. In normal circumstances, he plays the finest concert halls in the world with his stunning virtuosity and lyricism on the trumpet.

In "other than normal" circumstances, Floris remains undeterred from sharing his gifts with the world. And although the present conditions are far from optimal, he has discovered new ways to share his gifts and build a following around the world.

Here are a few highlights of the conversation between James Newcomb and Floris Onstwedder:

-Adjusting fire with coronavirus lockdowns...04:05

-A thorough smackdown of the "let's wait for the government to validate art" argument...13:43

-New opportunities to reach an audience thanks to the lockdowns...21:43



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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.