Trumpeter Christopher Martin- Pt. Two

Trumpeter Christopher Martin- Pt. Two

Here is part two of the phone interview I did several years ago with Christopher Martin, who was named principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony back in 2005.  It was just announced that he has resigned that position in order to assume a similar post with the New York Philharmonic.   In this portion of our conversation,  Mr. Martin talks about the legendary Adolph Herseth,  who was principal trumpet with the CSO for half a century and is widely regarded as one of the finest brass players of all time.  He also shares some thoughts on his experiences with the CSO – as well as what it is like on those occasions when he leaves his place in the orchestra in order to take center stage as soloist.   I also appreciate what he has to say about the importance of ensembles like the Lake Geneva Symphony.  (It was an appearance with them that prompted this conversation in the first place.)