Celebrated musician awarded Medal of Excellence

June 19, 2017

Jens Lindemann hits all the right notes


Jens Lindemann is one of the most celebrated contemporary trumpet soloists. He has played major concert venues in cities around the world, from New York and Los Angeles to London, and Berlin, and even the Great Wall of China.

Classically trained at the renowned Juilliard School in New York, his ability to perform as a diverse artist places him at the forefront of a new generation of musicians. He has performed as soloist and recording artist with classical stars, such as Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Angel Romero, Doc Severinsen, Charles Dutoit, Gerard Schwarz, Eiji Oue, Bramwell Tovey and Jukka-Pekka Saraste.

Jens has received international acclaim and numerous awards and recognition for his work, and is internationally endorsed by the Yamaha Corporation. In 2014 he was named to the Order of Canada.

“The trumpet is capable of being played with the virtuosity of a violin, the tenderness of the human voice and the stylistic flexibility of the piano,” says Jens. “It allows me an endless range of communication with audiences.”

Jens will be receiving the Medal of Excellence from MacEwan University on June 22, 2017 as part of the university's Spring Convocation ceremonies. Every year, MacEwan awards Medals of Excellence to recognize outstanding contributions and achievements by individuals from many fields and sectors—academic, social, economic, cultural, artistic and political—at the local, national or international levels.

MacEwan University is proud to celebrate the Class of 2017. Congratulations to this year's graduates, medal recipients and distinguished award honourees.

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