In 2011, the Great American Brass Band Festival welcomes to the stage 11-year-old child trumpet prodigy Natalie Dungey.
Although not even yet a teenager, Natalie has generated buzz around her abilities for years. Just before her 9th birthday, Natalie advanced to the National Trumpet Competition Junior Division round in Fairfax, V.a., based on her audition recording of the first movement of the “Concerto for Trumpet” by Hummel. At the competition, she was featured in a master class recorded for Fox 5 News in Washington D.C.
She went on to win the competition the next two years, performing the Arutunian Concerto in 2009 and then the first movement of Tomasi Concerto in 2010.
Other performances include soloing with the University of Washington combined University and Campus bands, conducted by Eric Smedley & Vu Nguyen, “Prayer of Saint Gregory” with the Northwest Symphony conducted by Anthony Spain, “The Trumpeter’s Lullaby” with the Auburn Symphony lead by Stewart Kershaw, Del Staiger’s “Carnival of Venice” with the Sammamish Symphony under the baton of R. Joseph Scott, Mateo Messina’s “The Calvary” with the Bellevue Philharmonic conducted by Michael Miropolsky and Northwest Symphony.