Quotable Quotes & Testimonials:


“Yet another superb recital from this gifted performer who is a technical wizard and can apparently play anything in any style convincingly!...Mr. Hedwig plays with vivacity and deep involvement.”

- Leonard  Raver, Organist, New York Philharmonic; Faculty, The Juilliard School.


“Mr. Hedwig’s performances have been refined and elegant, his innate musicality and taste everywhere in evidence…His thought process is as focused as his playing; in both he makes a remarkable impression…his solo appearance was a triumph!”

- Ainslee Cox, Assistant Conductor, New York Philharmonic (under Leonard Bernstein & Pierre Boulez); Conductor, Goldman Concert Band;  Conductor, American Composer's Orchestra

  “Mr. Hedwig is a superb performing musician, a fine scholar, and a splendid teacher.  He is a gentleman in every way.”

- Dr. Gideon Waldrop, President & Dean, The Juilliard School; President, Manhattan School of Music; Composer. 


” [Doug Hedwig’s] performance on the trumpet has brought him to the forefront of responsibility amongst his ranks, and has set a good example for all.  He is an asset to the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra…Foremost of his accomplishments [as a teacher] is that basic enthusiasm of his own experiences and the ability to share it…I applaud him! “

- Mel Broiles, Principal Trumpet, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Composer; Professor of Trumpet, The Juilliard School


“Excellent technique and a superb grasp of musical style…I highly recommend his as a performer and teacher.”

- William Vacchiano, Principal Trumpet, New York Philharmonic, Professor of Trumpet, The Juilliard School


 “Professor Hedwig is a first class trumpet player, dedicated teacher, and respected conductor.”

- Dr. Tania Leon, Internationally renowned composer and conductor


“Doug, your concert last night was a sheer delight from beginning to end; a varied program superbly played!” 

- Robert Starer, Internationally renowned composer, author.  Faculty, The Julliard School, Brooklyn College


“Doug, your [cornet] playing is wonderful in every way…most impressive…Thank you very much for your expert musicianship!”

- Leonard Smith, one of the great cornet soloists of the 20th century; Conductor, Detroit Concert Band.


“Douglas Hedwig is an excellent trumpet and cornet player; a most valuable asset to the band.”

- Richard Franko Goldman, Conductor, the Goldman Band.  President, The Peabody Conservatory of Music.


“Mr. Hedwig, your superb interpretive ability and serious professional demeanor contributed considerably to the critical and popular success of the 4th International Tour of the Mexico City Philharmonic.”

- Maestro Fernando Lozano, Artistic Director & Conductor, Mexico City Philharmonic


Douglas Hedwig is a player with many superlative qualities.  His tone, facility and musicianship are truly exceptional.  His recent performance of the Hadyn Trumpet Concerto was the finest performance of that work that I have ever heard!”

- William Arrowsmith, Principal Oboe, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra


“Mr. Hedwig is one of the finest trumpet players we have used at the Metropolitan Opera…extremely dependable and reliable at all times.”

- Abraham Marcus, Orchestra Manager, Metropolitan Opera Association (1981)


“Mr. Hedwig is an outstanding trumpet player whose experience and expertise covers a variety of musical styles and interests! “

- Dr. Thomas Tyra, Dean, Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam; Music Department Chair, Western Carolina University.


 “I must compliment you on our very nice presentation of the Herbert Clarke solo cornet piece the other evening.  It was a nicely controlled and effective performance.  All best wishes!”

- Robert Russell Bennett, Internationally renowned composer and arranger.


“Douglas Hedwig is a gifted trumpet artist, a musician of the highest caliber, and a responsible and business-like organizer.  His solo recital appearances on our Concert Series have consistently met with overwhelming success.  His programs have always been musically rewarding and refreshingly versatile.”

- Jack H. Ossewaarde, former Organist and Choirmaster, St. Bartholomew’s Church, NY, NY.


“Doug Hedwig is a superb musician and has always developed a fine rapport with all of his outstanding students.”

- Thomas E. Wagner, New York State Teacher of the Year