Researchers Lauren Sosniak, Benjamin Bloom, and others have identified various roles teachers play in the development of expert performers. Sosniak in particular identified 3 phases of teachers.
Here, Berlin Philharmonic principal trumpet player Gábor Tarkövi is fulfilling the role of a Phase 3 teacher for Ismael Brandão on the trumpet solo that opens Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.
Phase 3 teachers usually don’t have much of a personal relationship with the student, but help the student to focus on specific performance details, just like Mr. Tarkövi does in this clip. Below the master class is a clip of Tarkövi performing the opening solo with the Berlin Philharmonic.
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Gábor Tarkövi plays Mahler 5, Berlin Philharmonic
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