Brazilian born Fábio Brum is an international trumpet artist. He has lived and studied in five different countries and appeared in more than thirty countries around the world as a soloist, orchestral performer and teacher.
He grew up in a family with two major passions: soccer and music. After his parents first tried in vain to turn him into a football player, his grandfather decided to train him as a musician. He dedicated his first solo CD «EGREGORE +» to his grandfather, to whom he is very grateful.
During his career, he won several prizes and awards at International Music Competitions, such as at the Cittá di Porcia International Competition, the Prague Spring International Competition, the Juan García Marín International Trumpet Competition, Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition, International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition and many others. Brum has also received various scholarships and awards including the Novara Award, DAAD, Baden-Württemberg Stipend, Lake Placid Institute Scholarship, Leon Rapier Memorial Scholarship and the Melvin Dickinson Scholarship.
«Fabio Brum is one of the leading trumpet soloists of the younger generation. Super virtuosity, rich feeling for sounds and good taste for all styles is his trademark.»
Some of the prestigious ensembles that Fábio has actuated with include Canadian Brass, the Orquesta de la Radio Televisión Española (Spain), Ensemble Intercontemporain (France), Orchester des Staatstheater Darmstad (Germany), Orquesta Nacional de España (Spain), Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (Brazil), Banda da Guarda Nacional Republicana (Portugal), The Brass Company Quintet (United States), and many others. Fabio has collaborated with well known conductors such as, Lorin Maazel, Semion Bychkov, Matthias Pintscher, among others.
Fábio appreciates to work with composers. He already received new pieces from Efraín Oscher, Santiago Báez, Dimitri Cervo, Gilson Santos, Angelo Martins and Juan Carlos Valencia Ramos. Fábio’s debut album named “EGREGORE +» is a combination of these exclusive new compositions and arrangements. Using multiple special instruments Fábio expresses his ideas, concerns and love for making music, balancing the new and creative with a deep respect for the established art form.
Fábio acted as Principal Trumpet of the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira (Brazil) and of the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla (Spain) for over 10 seasons. He is a is a graduate of the University of Louisville (USA) and of the Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe (Germany).
Fábio is an active collaborator and exclusive artist of the distinguished musical instruments company STOMVI, based in Valencia, Spain.
«This album -signed by the Naxos label-, added to his successful career, positions him as one of the most outstanding trumpeters of his generation and as the first interpreter to mark the future of the coloratura of brass instruments».
FÁBIO BRUM «EGREGORE+» NAXOS teaser.
EGREGORE+, works and arrangements for trumpets and orchestra. Courtesy of NAXOS.
Charles Ives «The Unanswered question».