Meet Marquardt Petersen, an ICPCN Global Champion for children with life limiting conditions. Marquardt is a talented 19-year-old trumpeter who hails from 20km outside of Flensburg in Germany. Marquardt has been playing the trumpet since he was just 8 years old.
Just a quick glance through Marquardt’s impressive biography leaves one in no doubt that this young man has excelled in his musical career and is going far. He has won numerous awards and prizes for his performances in Germany with his biggest performance to date taking place in Hamburg in 2012 where he gave a live performance of the German National Anthem in front of more than 13,000 spectators and millions of television viewers worldwide at the handball finals for the DHB (German Handball Federation) Cup.
In January of 2014 Marquardt was appointed as an ambassador for the Bundesverband Kinderhospiz eV in Kisdorf. All proceeds of the download of one of the songs he plays, “Trag ‘ein Licht durch alle Welt”, a sensitive song that describes the terminal care of a child (song and lyrics: Doris Müller) will be donated to children’s hospices and outpatient children’s hospice services.
Watch Marquardt playing the song which benefits the Children’s Hospice Foundation in Germany.
You can learn more about Marquardt and his achievements from his website.