Wolfe and Losos Perform on 2019 Concerto Competition Winners Concert
The annual Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Winners Concert will take place on Thursday, February 28th at 7:30 PM. This year the OSU Trombone Studio has two winners, Jason Wolfe, and Nicholas Losos. Jason will perform all movements of Concertino Op. 45, No. 7 by Lars-Erik Larsson and Nicholas will perform all movements of Concertino Op. 4 by Ferdinand David. The other two winners are Richard Riedl of the OSU Horn Studio and Derek Johnson of the OSU Percussion Studio.
Jason Wolfe is a sophomore trombone performance major from the Woodlands, Texas. In July of 2018, Jason performed at the International Trombone Festival as a finalist in the prestigious International Trombone Association Gilberto Gagliardi Tenor Trombone Solo Competition. Jason won second prize at the 2018 Ladies Music Club of Oklahoma City Brass Solo Competition and he was a member of the OSU Seretean Trombone Quartet that finished third in the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chamber Music State Competition. Jason was a student at the 2018 Eastern Music Festival and he also served as collegiate intern for the inaugural Texas Trombone Workshop. Jason plays trombone in the OSU Symphony Orchestra, Trombone Ensemble, Trombone Quartet, and Cowboy Marching Band, and he plays euphonium in the OSU Wind Ensemble.
Nicholas Losos is a senior trombone performance major from Aledo, Texas. Nicholas won first prize in the 2017 Chamber Music Tulsa Robert Heckman Instrumental Solo Competition and he has also been a prizewinner in the Ladies Music Club of Oklahoma City Brass Solo Competition. He was a member of the OSU Seretean Trombone Quartet that finished third in the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chamber Music State Competition. During the summers of 2017 and 2018, Nicholas was a student at the Eastern Music Festival where he won the annual orchestral low brass mock audition. Nicholas plays trombone in the OSU Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Trombone Ensemble, and Trombone Quartet, and he has also performed with the OSU Symphonic Band, Jazz Orchestra and Cowboy Marching Band. Nicholas plans to pursue a MM in Performance at either Boston University, New England Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory or Southern Methodist University.
With this performance, the OSU Symphony Orchestra will have performed trombone concertos a total of fourteen times since 2004. This includes 12 trombone studio members performing as concerto competition winners, and performances by professor Paul Compton and the Viento Sur Trombones. Previous winners are Jason Potts, Dorien Tate, Bruce Haiduk, John Will Shaw, Steven Jessup, Noel Seals, Ted Sonnier, Isaac Washam, Robert Gorbet, and Stephen Torbert.