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Paul Merkelo chats with Central Michigan Radio's 'Mosaic'

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Recognized among the finest trumpet virtuosos of his generation, Paul Merkelo release; The Enlightened Trumpet is his first recording for Sony Classical. Hailed as "a spectacular soloist ... a most impressive master of his instrument" (Montreal Gazette) who "knows no limits" (Der Spiegel) and with "unusual lyrical gifts" (Gramophone), Merkelo has been Principal trumpet with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal since 1995, and has appeared as soloist with prestigious orchestras around the globe, from Melbourne to Shanghai. On The Enlightened Trumpet, Merkelo is joined by the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and its founder and conductor Marios Papadopoulos for four spectacular concertos by Haydn, Leopold Mozart, Telemann, and Hummel.

Merkelo will be touring in the spring of 2020 with the English Chamber Orchestra featuring the pieces on his new CD and Central Michigan Radio - Mosaic host David Nicholas recently spoke with Merkelo about the recording.   LISTEN