Artists

Here are just a few of the outstanding brass players we’re proud to say play a Stork mouthpiece!

Ben Wright

Ben Wright

second trumpet, Boston Symphony Orchestra

“John and Phyllis were incredibly helpful when I went through a recent equipment change. Meeting with Phyllis in person at their shop was worth every mile and minute it took to get there. Not only did she set me up with mouthpieces that allow me to more easily play with my sound: In our sessions in person and over the phone, she made insightful observations that were tremendously helpful with some issues I was working through in my playing. In the end I ended up with something slightly different than what we had thought might be the end result. She remained flexible and open minded throughout the process until I had something that worked. I have had many students who have also worked with The Storks and their approach is exactly the same. Thanks John and Phyllis!”

 

Lee Bracegirdle

Lee Bracegirdle

retired Associate Principal Horn, Sydney Symphony Orchestra

“There is nobody more meticulous in the art of  mouthpiece building than John Stork.  The quality and precision of the work he has done for me, whether it be his stock models or my own custom design have always been consistent and reliable.  It is his dedication to detail and his understanding of brass players’ performance issues that define his vision and set him apart.”

Stuart Stephenson

Stuart Stephenson

principal trumpet, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

“The first time I tried a Stork mouthpiece, I knew it was a game changer for me. The feel of the rim was just right for me, which was something I had never considered before, and with my newfound comfort, playing became easier, more natural and allowed me to truly put my sound and style out there. John and Phyllis are extremely easy to work with, and are eager to help me find the equipment that works best for me.”

Kjell-Åke Andersson

Kjell-Åke Andersson

Principal trumpet ,Copenhagen Philharmonic

“I have been using Stork Custom Mouthpieces for more than 20 years. In all that time I have only experienced perfect craftsmanship and mouthpieces. Every time I have been looking for a new or different color in my sound or help with range or pitch issues, they have come up with a solution for me.

I’m a true believer in the ¨right tool for the right job¨ and I can’t recommend Stork Custom Mouthpieces enough. (To be honest, their mouthpieces have saved my skin many times in my position as principal trumpet!)”

Mark O'Keefe & Hedley Benson

Mark O'Keefe & Hedley Benson

BBC Scottish Symphony

“I wouldn’t play any other mouthpiece than a Stork. Quality and craftsmanship aside, Stork mouthpieces slot and play so much easier than any other manufacturer. I am constantly amazed at the quality of your products! –Hedley Benson”