And who is the new moderator?
Suddenly, after a longish wait, I found "Global Moderator" beside my name... well, quite a few people here know about me from TM, but for all those who don't or who did not really care at the time, here's all about me. I don't have a fancy website - more or less because I'm busy updating my wife's website. But here's everything of interest about me:
I'm a 53-year-old Bavarian (well, German national, but I prefer my local tribe) living in Austria, near Vienna. Married to an opera singer (www.reginaschoerg.com). By trade, I am a historian.
My musical past consisted of children's choir, then the local church choir and finally, after studying voice with several renowned teachers, soloist with the Passau Cathedral Choir and the Dublin Guinness Choir. From age four, I played piano - did not really like it, but was good at it.
Until I accidentally put my hand through a glass door and cut a nerve. Fortunately, the same year I had won my first trumpet in a raffle... went on to Kinneil Band in Scotland (current British National Champions!), then back to Germany. Seven years in Ireland, playing with a number of brass bands and the Greystones Symphony, eventually conducting this orchestra. Since then, Principal Trumpet of the one and only Vienna Klezmer Orchestra (www.klezmerorchester.at) and webmaster for Munich-based Markus Fluhr Big Band (www.bbmf.de).
So far, I have performed on trumpet in twelve different countries and a total of 97 orchestras or bands (usually as a sub). I have been known to pack the car at a moment's notice and drive several days just for one interesting gig...
My finest moment in history? When I walked into a Vienna coffee house and they had a clarinet converted into a table lamp!
Feel free to contact me - I'm sure to answer.
GeorgeB last edited by
Wow, you certainly had, and still are, living an interesting life. You'll make an excellent moderator.
Comeback last edited by Comeback
Congratulations, barliman2001! I am confident you will be a fine moderator. Very interesting bio too!
neal085 last edited by neal085
Holy heck, anyone can be a moderator here!
As King Arthur's knights once famously said while searching for the Holy Grail.... "Run away!"
Just kidding. I know Barliman from TM, and can vouch that he is a very experienced trumpet player and all around good egg. Whether boiled or scrambled remains to be seen.
Congrats, Elmar. Happy for you, sir! I know you'll be a great moderator.
So now we can officially give you a hard time!
@Trumpetsplus You are welcome! The one thing I don't want is people who just don't care.
@neal085 By the way, I prefer poached. That way, the egg keeps its integrity while displaying a soft outside. And the inside is thoroughly yellow!