À la manière: MARK DAVIDSON, TROMBONE; VIKTOR VALKOV, PIANO
À la manière presents virtuoso trombonist Mark Davidson in a program ranging from Ferdinand David's popular Trombone Concertino and Hindemith's dynamic trombone sonata to recent works by French composer Jean-Michel Defaye and American Luke Dahn. Davidson, the principal trombonist of the Utah Symphony orchestra is joined by pianist Viktor Valkov, winner of the New Orleans International Piano Competition.
"This new recording by Mark Davidson amply demonstrates that under the right hands, the trombone is a highly versatile and deeply expressive instrument. He's played with the San Antonio, Cincinnati and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, and is presently Principal Trombone of the Utah Symphony Orchestra. All the pieces on this recording are perfect vehicles for the trombone." — Classical Music Sentinel, July 2023