Brass Roots Trio
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Brass Roots Trio

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The best kept secret in music


""A Thrilling Threesome""

"The Brass Roots Trio is a thrilling threesome, offering a wonderful mix of vitality, versatility and virtuosity."
- Marymount College, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

""A Virtuoso Trio""

“The virtuoso trio with its unique program of classical pieces and contemporary American works thrilled our audience...a splendid performance...I hope they come back next year!”
- St. James Piccadilly Concerts, London, UK

""A Memorable Experience""

“...a beautifully constructed programme…the audience was in awe at their fantastic playing and singing…a truly memorable experience.”
- Dover Spring Festival, Dover, UK

""A Great Pleasure""

"Brass Roots Trio was a pleasure…our audience loved their performance!"
- Artsnet, Bedford, TX


"Reflections of Peace"
"Con Brio!"


Feeling a bit camera shy


The three musicians of Brass Roots Trio have demonstrated their prodigious talents across the country and around the world. Individually, their musical engagements have included the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Avery Fisher Hall in NY; the Banff Centre in Canada; the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia; and orchestras and symphonies in England, Switzerland, Ireland, Lithuania, Japan and Costa Rica. Their virtuoso technique, musical finesse and charisma give their performances an exuberance rarely seen on the classical stage, and their rapport with their listeners allows them to establish an immediate connection to their audiences.

Alongside his studies on the French horn, Douglas Lundeen began his musical training in opera in Manhattan, coaching with Metropolitan Opera assistant conductor Frank Basilice. It was maestro Basilice, whose father had been principal horn of the Met orchestra under Toscanini, who encouraged Doug to pursue a horn-playing career while he waited for his voice to mature. An engagement as Principal Horn with the Orquesta Naçional de Costa Rica began what has turned into a 35-year career as a hornist. Equally at home as a soloist, chamber player and orchestral musician on the modern horn, Doug is also one of the leading players in North America on the valveless natural horn. Since winning first prize for solo natural horn in the 1987 American Horn Competition, he has played principal horn in period instrument orchestras in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Montréal, Boston, and Washington, D.C., and has recordings on the Sony, Koch, Titanic, Hyperion, and Musical Heritage Society Labels. On the modern horn, Doug has played principal horn with orchestras in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, in Philadelphia with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, on Broadway with “Jekyll and Hyde” and “Aida,” and he is currently Principal Horn of the Princeton Symphony. In addition he has performed at the Mostly Mozart Festival in NY, the Gustav Mahler Festival in Paris, The Montreal Bach Festival, Thomaskirche in Leipzig, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, and the Palao de la Musica in Valencia, Spain. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Cincinnati Conservatory and is Associate Professor of Horn at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Since winning first prize in the International Trumpet Guild solo competition in 1995, Travis Heath has elicited rave reviews on performances from the concert stage and at jazz venues. His dazzling playing of Baroque masterpieces on the piccolo trumpet and the mellow sounds of his jazz improvisations has won him acclaim from audiences young and old. Travis played for the dedication of the PNC Symphony Hall in Fukui, Japan, has been a recitalist at the Banff Centre in Banff, Canada, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, NJ PAC, B.B. King’s, and the Guinness Jazz Festival in Cork, Ireland. He was a member of the brass ensembles Tapestry Brass and Crescendo and has toured and recorded with the contemporary ensemble TRUTH and the American Rhapsody Orchestra. In addition, he has performed with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Ray Charles, Arturo Sandoval, and the Moody Blues. A native of Vero Beach, FL, Travis holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rutgers University.

Pianist Rosetta Senkus Bacon has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia with concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Taipei County Cultural Center in Taiwan, St. Moritz Cultural Center in Switzerland, and Kaunus Philharmonic Hall in Lithuania. A frequent guest at international festivals, Rosetta has served on faculties and performed at “The International Summer Chamber Music Festival” in Taiwan, and “The International School of Performing Arts” in Bucks County, PA where she accompanied Master Classes of Metropolitan Opera stars Sherrill Milnes and Gilda Cruz-Roma. She concertized with Metropolitan Opera soprano Judith Raskin and the internationally acclaimed Lithuanian clarinetist Algirdas Budrys. In a lighter vein she was one of the duo-pianists in “Side By Side By Sondheim” starring Arlene Francis and Hermione Gingold. A native of West Virginia, Rosetta graduated from West Virginia University and received a Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York.