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Boris Kertsman, Trumpeter from Romania

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“From the day of my arrival, I was warmly received and kindly treated by the members of the Orchestra. During the rehearsal period I was lucky to observe an ensemble playing at one of the finest levels I have ever heard. The musicians' enthusiasm and freshness was combined with Maestro Harnoncourt's work and uncompromising concept of how the music should sound through the entire piece, bringing out a unique transparency and clarity of the different voices. I also received intensive daily lessons with Nicholas Thompson and Julian Poore from the trumpet section of the Orchestra, which were extremely insightful and I found myself blown away. I'm determined to continue this work in the future, beyond the COE Academy. For me, it has been a fantastic experience and I hope that many others can benefit from this wonderful programme in the future.”

Boris, a Romanian trumpeter, studied in Israel, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. He has been a member of the West Eastern Divan orchestra, Orchestre pour la Paix and Young Israel Philharmonic since 2002. He has also worked with Staatskapelle-Berlin, The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Deutsche Oper, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Israel Chamber Orchestra and The Israeli Radio Orchestra.