Demian Spindler is a classical trumpeter and photographer. A four-time alumnus of the Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar, Demian is especially interested in performing contemporary solo repertoire for the trumpet. His primary teachers include Marco Blaauw, Edward Carroll, James Thompson, David Hickman, and Wesley Nance. He studied music at the Eastman Community Music School through high school, where he was awarded the Director's award and a Diploma with Honors, and graduated from the University of Rochester in 2014 with degrees in mathematics and economics. Accolades include 1st place in the 2010 National Trumpet competition (USA), 1st place in the 2010 Rochester Philharmonic League Young Artist Award, finalist in the 2020 Ictus International Music Competition, and semi-finalist in the 2022 John Cage Award for Contemporary Music in Halberstadt, Germany.
Demian is also an accomplished photographer and videographer. His photo and video engagements have taken him across the US, to Cuba and Kenya, and he has filmed and photographed extensively for the New York State Ballet in Rochester, NY. He specializes in photographing and filming for the performing arts. Demian began shooting black and white film and working in the darkroom when he was in elementary school, and has developed his skills over the past 20 years. His institutional clients include New York State Ballet, Eastman School of Music, 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse, Frazee Feet Dance, Opera Guild of Rochester, and many more.
In 2016, Demian and his friend Mikey Jarrell traveled to Cuba and filmed "The Cuban Method," a documentary about ballet in Cuba. The film is available for public viewing on YouTube (click here), and was aired on live television, Rochester WXXI, on September 26th, 2021.
Demian is based in both Providence, RI, and Rochester, NY.
• Studio photography (Dance, portrait, headshots, etc.) with seamless backdrop and lighting
• On-location photography (events, performances)
• Film photography (35mm), color or black and white
• Videography (performance, promotional material, events, virtual productions)
• Live-streaming with multiple camera angles
• Photo retouching and manipulation (Photoshop)
• Professional audio recording, producing, mixing, and mastering
Flat rate of $75/hour for all services, plus materials (if applicable).
Contact me for an estimate and scheduling.