Fourteen-year-old American trumpeter, Natalie Dungey, came to international attention through her performance of the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto at the National Trumpet Competition that grew popular on YouTube when she was only 10. Since then she has been a featured soloist with Christopher O'Riley on NPR's From The Top (show #202) and performed the world premiere of "Calling The Cavalry" by Hollywood film composer Mateo Messina, written specifically for her.
Her upcoming performance is a world premiere trumpet concerto by John Zoltek with the Glacier Symphony in Whitefish, Montana in January 2013. Natalie has performed as concerto soloist with the Bellevue Philharmonic, the Northwest Symphony, and the Indiana Wind Symphony. She was also a featured soloist and guest artist at the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville, Kentucky. Natalie, who resides in Issaqua, Washington, has grown up in a musical family. Her mother is a professional violinist and her father a professional trumpeter and band director.
During the week prior to the concert, Natalie will visit several schools in Louisville to perform for students, and talk about her life as a young concert artist, as part of The Kentucky Center's Gheens Artist Residency program.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information,please visit:http://www.kentuckycenter.org