Welcome to the website of Bill Forman – trumpet soloist, pedagogue, orchestra trumpeter, natural trumpet player, specialist for contemporary music and consultant for brass players and composers. Forman's carreer combines many decades of pedagogy with extensive activity as a soloist and orchestral player, performer on the natural trumpet and at the forefront of contemporary music.
Of course at the moment there is only one important theme in the music world – the Covid-19 crisis. If you are interested in reading some of my thoughts about the ramifications of this crisis, click here (at the moment only available in German). As a solidarity action for free-lancers, in August, I brought a group of outstanding musicians together to record a few works of the 18th century trumpet literature on historical instruments. You can find the recordings here.
At the moment all of my performances in the coming months have been cancelled. As things start up again, my master classe and performances can be found here.
For the academic year 2020/21 we welcome the new students Diogo Couto from Portugal, Mahsa Khatibzadeh from Iran and Kwanmo Nam from Korea. Entrance exams at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" for beginning studies in April 2021 will be done online and live. Registration is only possible directly through the school (you can use this link), and must arrive by November 15th at the latest. (Don't miss this deadline. It is binding!) If you wish to consult with Prof. Forman about beginning studies, please use this form here.
The next concert of the trumpet class of the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" will take place on November 26th.
"...a world-class brass player..." Tagesspiegel (Berlin) 19.9.07
"...an outstanding phenomenon not only in his technical perfection and stilyistic range. ... His sound, varying between baroque trumpet, musical theater and Miles Davis, is intriguinly multi-faceted and can be brilliant as well as profound ." Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung
"...ein Vollblutblasphoniker..." Neues Deutschland 26.4.10