Marco Blaauw has an international career as a soloist and is a member of the Ensemble Musikfabrik in Cologne, Germany.
Important focus for Marco Blaauw has always been to further develop the trumpet, it’s playing technique, and to initiate new repertoire. Blaauw works in close collaboration with composers of our time. Many works have been written especially for Blaauw, including compositions by Peter Eötvös, Georg Friedrich Haas, Wolfgang Rihm, Rebecca Saunders and John Zorn. Blaauw worked intensely with Karlheinz Stockhausen. Flying over the orchestra in a gimbaled cage, he played the leading role in Stockhausen’s MICHAELs REISE. He presented the premier of HARMONIES for trumpet for the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and has premiered many solo roles from the opera cycle LICHT. In 2015 he started working with La Monte Young on “the Second Dream of the High Tension Line Stepdown Transformer”. Since than he produced many concerts to share La Monte Young’s groundbreaking work for audiences in Europe.
Marco Blaauw’s work is widely documented through radio, television and CDrecordings. His sixth solo CD, Angels, was awarded the “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2014.”
As a composer, Blaauw was awarded the 2016 Karl Sczuka Prize (support grant) for his first radio play, “deathangel”.
Blaauw has been intensely active as a teacher, f.e. in international master classes and most recently a master’s program at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.