Ben Pierce wins Markneukirchen Competition

Congratulations to Dr. Ben Pierce for winning the International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen. Ben is no stranger to winning competitions – man! – just look at this list of accomplishments from his website:

Winner, Lieksa Brass Week Euphonium Competition (2004)Winner, ITEC Solo Tuba Artist Competition (2002) Winner, University of Michigan Graduate Concerto Competition (2002)Grand Prize, Japan Wind and Percussion Competition: Tuba (2001)
Winner, Leonard Falcone International Tuba Artist Competition (2001)
Winner, Lansing Matinee Musicale Orchestral Brass Competition (2001)
Winner, International Women’s Brass Conference Euphonium Competition (2000)
Winner, Royal Northern College of Music International Open Euphonium Competition (2000)
Winner, Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Artist Competition
Winner, ITEC Solo Euphonium Artist Competition
Winner, ITEC Mock Band Audition Competition: Euphonium
Grand Prize, Music Teachers National Association Competition for Brass

Here is the official Press release and his Faculty page from the University of Arkansas. You can listen to clips from his two recordings here. He has an amazing sound, incredible technique and flexibility, and is obviously a world-class musician and competitior. Congratulations again to Ben!

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