DJ Profile
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DJ: Shawn Trapp
Location: Kingston, NY

Hailing from New York's vibrant Hudson Valley, Shawn has been a fan of classical music since his childhood. He was an avid listener of the now defunct WNCN and WQXR radio stations in the New York area. Shawn is an amateur pianist, cellist, and composer in his own right. Finding his niche in classical radio back in college on WCVF FM Fredonia, Shawn has a deep understanding of the power of music and bringing his love for music to everyone who appreciates it. He served as classical music director and host for 3 years. He worked closely with the morning program on WNED classical 94.5 in Buffalo, NY. When not on the radio, Shawn enjoys composing and researching the life and music of Beethoven.
Favorite Artists

Leonard Bernstein
A passion for music that is unmatched by anybody today.

Claudio Abbado
World class conductor and master interpreter of the great works.

Gustavo Dudamel
A youthful conductor that has the zeal like no other.

New York Philharmonic
World-class orchestra. Hands down.

Alfred Brendel
Arguably the best pianist of the 20th Century.

Favorite Albums

C. Mackerras/Philharmonia Orch/Ambrosian Singers - Handel: Messiah
This album has the divine inspiration of it subject matched with the heavenly quality of the performers.

Z. Mehta/NY Philharmonic - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 "Choral"
A recording from the early 80's that is far above any other 9th recording in terms of interpretation and artistic execution.

E. Ormandy/ Philadelphia Orchestra - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Captures the essence of Beethoven's plea..from the heart, may it return to the heart. Ormandy takes command in this unbelievable recording.

B. Haitink/ London Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"
A revolutionary new look at Beethoven's third. Great sound quality and fresh interpretation offered by Haitink and the LSO

A. Fischer/Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra - Haydn: Complete Symphonies
Fischer tirelessly recreates all 104 of Haydn's symphonies.