Douglas D. Haislip

Douglas D. Haislip is currently a freelance trumpeter in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. He has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Lincoln Center Summer Ballet Orchestras, New Jersey Symphony, Colonial Symphony (Principal Trumpet), and the 92nd St. Y (New York) Chamber Symphony. In addition to his orchestral credits, Mr. Haislip frequently performs chamber music solos throughout the state. He has also performed in the pit for the Papermill Theater and Broadway shows.  In 1981, he was a winner of the Metropolitan Y's Young Artist's solo competition. Mr. Haislip is principal trumpet and co-founder of Solid Brass, a ten-piece brass ensemble. With Solid Brass he can be heard on the Musical Heritage Society label and the Dorian Recordings label. He has also recorded on the Sefel label and has appeared on numerous specials of the PBS Television Network including the Met Gala, the State of the Arts, and the Joy of Bach. Mr. Haislip's trumpet instructors have included virtuosos Gerard Schwarz, former principal trumpet of the NY Philharmonic, and Mark Gould, principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera. Mr. Haislip has been on the faculty of Kean College, Bernards High School, Kent Place School, and Far Brook School as well as serving as the brass instructor for the New Jersey Youth Symphony. The Courier News has described Mr. Haislip as an "impeccable trumpeter" whose performance was "energetic and an extra treat for the capacity audience." "He played the most tasteful and liquidy gold trumpet heard in many years-Wonderful! Wunderbar! Magnifique! Magnifico!" The Newark Star-Ledger has said Mr. Haislip's playing was "enthusiatic," "studiously rehearsed," and "beautifully performed", while The New York Times has said "well played." Paul Somers of the Newark Star-Ledger stated "Also to be singled out was the equally telling trumpet solo by Douglas Haislip at the beginning of the final movement "(Shostakovich Symphony #5). The Schenectady Gazette said "Douglas Haislip played very nicely on the piccolo trumpet in the Baroque period selections". As an arranger, The New York Times said that "Douglas Haislip, one of the trumpeters, provided skillful, clever arrangements."

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