How did you get to know the Schagerl Company?
In 2010, I was just fifteen, I saw Mnozil Brass’s concert videos on Youtube during my high school years at the conservatory, and I was very impressed. My favorite recording was Hungarian Schnapsodie. First of all, I liked the design of the instruments, I thought ‘’how easily they are able to perform what they want’’ while watching and, I dreamed at that moment by saying to myself ‘I should definitely buy a Schagerl trombone in the future. I went to the Schagerl factory in 2015 and had the Kissbone X my first instrument. It was an invaluable experience for me. The best part was that Zoltan Kiss tried my first trombone while I was at the factory and the Schagerl family welcomed me very well. Since then, I have used the Kissbone, Aurora, and Aurora Rizotto models and still use the Aurora Rizotto model. The most important things in an instrument for me are intonation, transition between sounds, timbre besides acoustic power. I am quite pleased that Schagerl has met all of my expectations. I am grateful to Karl Schagerl in the first place and the entire Schagerl family for their support so far.
Which Schagerl instruments do you play?
Kissbone X Goldbrass Bell (2015-2017)
Aurora Yellowbrass Bell (2017-2018)
Aurora Rizotto Yellowbrass Bell (2018 – Currently)
Who influeced you in your carrier?
My mother encouraged me first to make a career choice. Three months before the conservatory exams, she prepared me for the music training required for the exam, and I have decided on my career plan thanks to her. I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart to my mother for her great guidance for my future. I would also like to express my deepest gratitude to my teachers Bedi Durham and Peter Körner, who have made valuable contributions in my life.
A short description of your career would be appreciated about your music and projects.
Emircan Birgül was born in Balıkesir, TURKEY in 1995. His trombone education started in 2006 at Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory. In 2010, he was selected to Doğuş Children’s Symphony Orchestra as part of Dogus Group Social Responsibility Project. In the same year, he took part in the Presidential Symphony Orchestra as the youngest guest artist.
In 2012, he participated in Ankara Youth Symphony Orchestra and took part in various concerts.
He actively participated in master classes at Bilkent University with Joseph Alessi (2015) and Christian Lindberg (2016) in Ankara and he participated in master classes with Otmar Gaiswinkler(2016) and Jesper Busk Sørensen(2017) at Stift Melk, in the project of „Schagerl Brass Academy“ organized by Schagerl Meisterinstrumente in Mank, Vienna.
In the same year, he performed the trombone concerto of L. Grøndahl with Hacettepe University Symphony Orchestra which was conducted by Artun Hoinic.
He actively participated in master classes with Armin Bachmann(2017) at “Ankara Brass Week” project in Ankara.
In 2017, he successfully completed his trombone education at Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory in the class of Bedi Durham and he graduated with a status of “High Honor Student”.
In 2018, he started the master education with Peter Körner at Anadolu University State Conservatory and same time he started the work at Ankara State Opera and Ballet Orchestra. At the end of the same year, he worked with Jamie Williams in a project of “Deutsch Türkische Jugendbrücke” at Hochscule für Musik und Theater Rostock, and 2 weeks later, he actively worked with world-famous trombone artist such as Mayumi Shimizu, Harrie De Lange, Dirk Ellerkamp, Matt Gee, Jose Milton Vieira, Zoltan Kiss and Peter Stainer at the “Leatzsch Trombone Festival”.
In 2020, he was selected as one of the few to participate in the World Brass Association Wartburg Akademie project and he actively worked with Prof. Armin Bachmann.
He continues master education at Anadolu University State Conservatory with Peter Körner and he is currently working as a trombone player at Ankara State Opera and Ballet Orchestra.