Trumpet player Marco Blaauw has an international career as a soloist and is a member of the Ensemble Musikfabrik in Cologne, Germany.
Blaauw works in close collaboration with both established and younger composers of our time. Many works have been written especially for Blaauw, including compositions by Peter Eötvös, Georg Friedrich Haas, Wolfgang Rihm and Rebecca Saunders.
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 2014 he started working with La Monte Young on the melodic version of “the second dream of the high tension line stepdown transformer”. He started this unique repertoire last Summer in New York and produced a tour in Europe in Autumn 2015.
Marco Blaauw's work is widely documented through radio, television and CD recordings. He started a series of solo CD’s in 2005, the sixth of which, Angels, was awarded the “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2014.”
Marco Blaauw is one of the core musicians in the fieldworks production THE OTHEROOM.