Melissa Veneema…………a musical prodigy matures

I came across this young lady when doing some research about trumpet players, up she popped on this video playing the “Nella Fantasia” from the film The Mission.

Melissa started playing recorder at age 6 and moved to trumpet by age 8. When she was 10, she auditioned successfully at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, training under Frits Damrow, a world-famous trumpeter. She has since performed in numerous public broadcasts including an internationally-broadcast performance of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California.

She has won several awards over the years, with more recent achievements including taking third place at the Chicago International Brass Festival and several prizes in the Princess Christina Competition. In 2010, she received the Encouragement Prize of Culture of the City Zaanstad.

Whatever musical direction she decides to go in I am sure that success awaits her……………


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