froydis in ptThe Norwegian horn player, Frøydis Ree Wekre is well known by the international horn community. Those who already meet her, alway remember, her good mood, her amazing ideas and her magic bag with accessories for solving many horn playing issues.

Her book Thoughts on Playing Horn Well was available in English, French, Deutsch, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Japanese... but Portuguese was missing! I talked to her, and she liked the idea, I found a publisher (AvA Musical Editions) and a translator Sofia Gomes (my wife). The translation was a collaborative process between me, my wife and Frøydis: Sofia did the translation and I collaborated as a hornplayer, helping with the technical horn subjects, the sheet music excerpts, the cover and all the communication with Frøydis. With this important translation, her ideas can be spread trough Portugal and Brazil, and even the younger ones can understand now, because language is no more a barrier.

Following the release, Frøydis will be in Lisbon on December 11th, 2016, for a small Masterclass at the Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional. ( )

The book Reflexões sobre como Tocar Bem Trompa is available at

Ricardo Matoshinos

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