Hornisten der Berliner … Sarah Willis with Havana Lyceum Orchestra/Jose Antonio Mendez Padron Mozart Y Mambo (Alpha-Classics) Sarah Willis has been a horn player with the Berlin Philharmonic since 2001. If you have never joined in live, do - you'll love it! ... though I'm a low horn player, and maybe I shouldn 't be giving. All rather terrifying and funnily enough, I felt more under pressure to play well so as to show my new orchestra they hadn't made a mistake by giving me tenure than I had during the trial! It’s wonderfully infectious – watch below. Mozart y Mambo, her new album for Alpha Classics, grew out of the friendships she made there, and the result? Arts & Entertainment. How does the “y Mambo” of the … That said, I'm going to pick up Sarah's cd if I can find it in the States, as she is an amazing player, and probably one of the best low hornists I've ever heard (look for the Rossini with the Berlin section on YouTube. This is a fun recording which will have your toes tapping. It's not only an incredible piece of music with a mixture of joy and deep sadness in it but it is also written perfectly for the horn: Brahms really knew how to show off the horn at its best. I sit next to a lot of solo horns who ' ve. But the BBC did it during the concert of the World Orchestra for Peace with Gergiev (Mahler 4 & 5) See on You Tube: Gergiev proms. SARAH WILLIS: Hi, I'm Sarah Willis and I'm standing on. Musician. When I got my job at Berlin it was a low horn job so I really did my best to beef up my lower range, but it wasn’t my intention to become a low horn player; I just wanted to be the best I could and get the best job I could. Sarah Willis, star horn player and presenter of DW's "Sarah's Music," explains what makes Kirill the right choice, and why she's looking Forward to working with him. We heard Sarah Willis and the Havana Horns -- this from Sarah's new album, called “Mozart y Mambo.” James: It's time to get back to the conversation I had yesterday with Sarah Willis, a member of the horn section of the Berlin Philharmonic for the past 19 years. SACD: ($16.00) $12.75. I make it a point of pride to keep my high range up; I play in the Berlin Philharmonic Brass Ensemble where I’m actually the only horn player, which means hardly anyone will hear me because … Horn Discoveries | After the enormous success of Mozart y Mambo (ALPHA578) which went straight to Number 1 in Germany on release in 2020, Alpha has decided Sarah Willis. Typically the corners of the lips are down as well (think of the funny pictures I have online of the low horn face, or sturgeon face). Piano, Horn and... Flute? Top; next page › Explore topics. 52K likes. Sarah Willis's day job is as a member of the horn section of the Berlin Philharmonic. There´s a bit of everything in it which a horn player should be able to do - slurring, tonguing, phrasing, extreme loud and soft dynamics etc. Recording studio images by Monika Rittershaus. For 20 years Willis has been content to play second horn. 2020, Oratorio San Felipe Neri, Havana, Cuba ALPHA 578 [54:45] Sarah Willis, hornist with the Berlin Philharmonic, is nothing if not enterprising. Dont miss: the Low Horn Hangout with Denise Tryon & David Griffin, Some masterclass links:     Melbourne (Neuling Bagatelle)     London (exerpts). So get out there and practise your low horn! They can also play so powerfully that I never have to worry about drowning them out. By using the site you are accepting the use of cookies. In 2010 she released her first solo recording, of the Brahms trio for horn, violin and piano. Female horn players fell out of sight until the 1940s, when Helen Kotas Hirsch was briefly principal at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.