Artists Łukasz Gothszalk

Łukasz Gothszalk is regarded as one of the outstanding trumpet player of his generation.

He graduated from Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe (Germany), Conservatorium van Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Manhattan School of Music (New York City, USA), Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin (Germany) and Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, Switzerland) studying with the world’s leading mentors Reinhold Friedrich, Edward H Tarr, Mark Gould, Friedemann Immer, Frits Damrow, and William Forman.

In spite of his passion for Jazz, Łukasz Gothszalk dedicated most of his career into baroque and contemporary music.

As a soloist he has worked with orchestras such as the: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (Japan), Bayerischer Rundfunk (Germany), Konzerthausorchester Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie Baden-Baden (Germany), Amman Symphony Orchestra (Jordan), Jeju Philharmonic Orchestra (South Korea), Boston University Symphony Orchestra (USA), Neues Orchester Basel (Switzerland), and with most orchestras in Poland.

He has collaborated with conductors Pierre Boulez, Simon Rattle, Péter Eötvös, François-Xavier Roth, Reinhard Goebel, Beat Furrer, Clemens Schuldt, Eugene Tzigane, Jacek Kaspsrzyk, Johannes Skudlik, and Rüdiger Bohn.

Contemporary music constitutes an important part of his career. As a member of the International Ensemble Modern Academy (Frankfurt on Main, Germany) and a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy (Switzerland), Łukasz Gothszalk has worked with many of the leading exponents of new music. He is one of the rare soloists whose repertoire encompasses the challenges of composers such as György Ligeti, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, and Luciano Berio.

He has performed in several countries including his native Poland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Japan, China, South Korea, South Africa, Jordan, and the USA.

He was awarded several prizes from prestigious international competition such as: 1st Prize at the ITG Ellsworth Smith Trumpet Solo Competition (Boston, USA, 2008); 4th Prize at the International Competition for Brass Instruments (Jeju, South Korea, 2008); 3rd Prize at the International Japanese Music Competition (Tokyo, Japan, 2006); 1st Prize at the International Competition for Brass Instruments and Percussion (Tokyo, Japan, 2005); 1st Prize at the International Competition for Brass Instruments (Jastrzebie Zdroj, Poland, 2002); 3rd Prize and Special Prize for the best performance by a Russian composer at the Timofei Aleksandrovich Dokschitzer Competition (Moscow, Russia, 2000); 1st Prize at the International Competition for Young Soloist (Luxemburg, 1998); and 1st Prizes at several national competitions for young musicians (Poland, 1994, ’96, ’97, ’99, 2000).

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Łukasz Gothszalk

Nowa Sól (Poland), 1984

Residence: Basel (Switzerland)

  • Performer (trumpet)

On the web

Łukasz Gothszalk [Photo: Petra Nelle, August 2012]
Łukasz Gothszalk [Photo: Petra Nelle, August 2012]
  • Łukasz Gothszalk [Photo: Petra Nelle, August 2012]

Main releases

empreintes DIGITALes / IMED 17143, IMED 17143_NUM / 2017

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