Musicians have had all their performing work cancelled, but Denis Wick Artists got together on-line to have an Artists Summit. Stephen Wick took part in the online session where this diverse group of players, normally so busy, had the leisure to describe what they were doing with their enforced down time. Many of the artists already have a well-developed online presence. Denis Wick Artist Christopher Bill is the most subscribed brass player on Facebook with 450,000 followers.
We have been contacted by some school authorities who have started sterilising trumpet mouthpieces in solutions such as sterilising fluids designed for babies’ bottles. We would never recommend this! These solutions are mostly based on sodium hypochlorite – i.e. bleach.
Bleach will seriously damage the silver plating of a mouthpiece and should never be used. Sodium hypochlorite is a strong oxidant and will cause the silver to tarnish very rapidly. In addition, it will generate sodium hydroxide which will etch into the silver and cause pitting,
Denis Wick Products is now adding a warning label to all its mouthpieces in order to confirm with the Californian Proposition 65 regulations. Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state’s drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Now available! New from Denis Wick – a range of Steven Mead Ultra euphonium mouthpieces with a new rounder rim. The XR range was introduced to great critical acclaim with its extra-comfortable curved rim edge and massive projection in the high range. The 5XR is the latest addition and we feel sure that it will meet the needs of many euphonium players around the world, especially those used to be slightly smaller rim diameter. Comfort and stability are the watchwords here,
Denis Wick is pleased to announce that Slide Action are to become Denis Wick Artists. Slide Action are a brilliant new trombone quartet composed of ex-Royal Academy of Music students. The members are Huw Evans (alto and tenor), Benny Vernon (alto and tenor), Jamie Tweed (tenor) and Josh Cirtina (bass). They will be travelling to the USA this summer to perform at the International Trombone Festival and will also play at the Denis Wick Advisory Studio in Chicago.
Denis Wick Products has always been keen to support the changing needs of the world’s brass community. The Denis Wick Products app helps accomplish this goal. Going beyond what any catalogue could offer, we have developed a complete library of product information with a wide variety of content to help you not only in your search for your next mouthpiece, mute or accessory, but your growth as a musician and your connection to other musicians around the world.
The Asia Tuba and Euphonium Festival 2018 will take place in Seoul in August. Many great players will be there including Denis Wick artists euphonium stars Steven and Misa Mead. Amongst the other stars attending will be the great tuba-player Sergio Carolina. The festival is a wonderful chance to hear some great playing!
Denis Wick CEO Stephen Wick will present a talk on how to choose the right mouthpiece – gold or silver?
Denis Wick is proud to sponsor the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra, who will be performing in Toronto this May. Chris Gongos, the Principal Horn of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, will be the guest soloist for their concert on Friday 18th May at the Isabel Bader Theatre at the University of Toronto. He will performing a work by one of Canada’s leading composers for wind instruments, Elizabeth Raum’s ‘Sherwood Legend’ for Horn and Band. A great Canadian soloist playing a beautiful Canadian work with lots of talented young Canadian players!
Denis Wick Products is very pleased to announce that Misa Mead is to become a Denis Wick Artist. Misa is an internationally renowned euphonium soloist and her performing career takes her all around the world. She has long favoured Denis Wick mouthpieces and is already a wonderful advocate for them. Her solo career has been taking off in recent years and we look forward to working closely with Misa in the future.
She has won many international accolades,