Frank Fezishin, trumpet soloist, arranger, educator,
was born in Budapest, Hungary. His first trumpet lessons
were from his father, János Feczisin, solo trumpet of the
Hungarian State Opera in Szeged.
Frank Fezishin pursued his studies at the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest until the
Hungarian uprising in 1956. Following his escape from Hungary to the United States,
he continued his studies with Edward Treutel at the Juilliard School of Music on a
full scholarship. He also studied with Carmine Caruso, Jerry Callet and
various other trumpet teachers.
A teacher of trumpet and music appreciation, Mr. Fezishin
taught at the Horace Mann and St. Luke’s schools in New
York City. For more than ten years, he was the artistic
director and featured soloist at the Fordham College at
Lincoln Center alumni holiday concerts. Known in North
America and Europe as a trumpet recitalist, Mr. Fezishin
regularly performed with organist Dr. Walter Hilse and
pianist-organist Josef Ács in Europe.
In addition to the CDs released on the Tromba Classics label in 2002 and
2003, “Trumpet Music from the Baroque” and “The Classical Flugelhorn” with
the Caritas Chamber Orchestra of Budapest, in 1986 Mr. Fezishin was the featured
soloist on the recording “Festliche Music für Trompete und Orgel” with Maestro Ács
and the Eschweiler Choir (Germany) on the BON label. He also has to his credit four
single releases in the late 1970’s on the Blue Star label. The Tromba Classics label is
owned and managed by Mr. Fezishin.