English translation is ‘The Ambitious’
Italian for "The Ambitious," L'Ambizioso (Lam-beetzi-oatzo) Duo has found great joy and satisfaction in making music and sharing it with people around the nation. Sponsored in part by the Minnesota Arts Council, two brothers join forces to create remarkable sounds in a free concert at University of Minnesota Crookston’s Kiehle Auditorium on Monday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Brock Drevlow, Double Bassist, has captivated audiences by performing at a high caliber. Praised by Minnesota Public Radio as “jaw-dropping...and sensational,” Brock was a 2013 Featured Artist on MPR Varsity as well as a 2015 MPR Regional Spotlight. His solo career has lead him to numerous awards and distinctions including the 2014 International Society of Bassists competition. Sharing their virtuosic sounds, Brock and his brother, Brayden, perform in a solo bass and piano duo and tour the United States together as L’Ambizioso Duo. As a professional orchestral bassist, Drevlow has been a member of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, the Peabody Concert Orchestra, Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, and the 2015 NAfME All-National Orchestra at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, T.N. Brock, a Jephson Educational Trust Scholar, is pursuing a degree in Double Bass Performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. His teachers include Dr. Gregory Hamilton, Paul Johnson, Ira Gold, and Jeffrey Weisner. Brock is from Thief River Falls, MN; he is a GE/Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholar, an Eagle Scout recipient, and comes from a musical family of 13.
Brayden Drevlow leads a dedicated musical life as a professional performer. Debuting his career as a concert pianist, Brayden has won several concerto competitions and has performed as a featured soloist alongside the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, and the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. Brayden’s mesmerizing skills as a concert pianist have caught the attention of Classical Minnesota Public Radio where he has recorded in their famed Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser studio as a featured artist. In his travels as a performer, Brayden has given concerts on
President Ronald Reagan’s prized grand piano at his Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA and a private piano recital for the Royal Ambassador to the United States at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, DC. Drevlow, a GE/Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholar and Master Freemason, is currently pursuing a degree in Piano Performance at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN; studying under the tutelage of Dr. Jay A. Hershberger. In his spare time, Brayden is an active church organist, maintains a private piano studio, and enjoys spending time with his musical family of 13. For more information about the 2017 Tour series, please visit LAmbiziosoDuo.com.
Put these two young men together and you’ll have a night of entertainment that you won’t want to miss.
There will be a free will offering and the opportunity to purchase CDs to help offset expenses.