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My name is Yu-chia and I come from Taiwan. I started to get interested in music when I was very young. After my first piano competition at ages 10, I got very eager in music and work very hard on practicing trumpet and piano (performed in Carnegie Hall in 2019). Since then, I had great achievements at many competitions, including Taiwan Tainan International Trumpet Competition first prize in 2018, OSAKA International Music Final Competition (Trumpet) Cultural Encouragement Prize in 2019, OSAKA International Music Competition Taiwan (Trumpet) regional Round first prize in 2020. Currently, I am preparing for 2021 Osaka and Taiwan’s trumpet final competition.
Alexander was born on November 18, 2005. in Moscow. Pupil of the Gnessin Musical College, class of Professor Vladimir Pushkarev. Soloist of Yuri Bashmet's All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra. Alexander gives concerts a lot both in Russia and abroad (Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, China). Laureate of the Nutcracker International Television Competition 2018. Winner of the competition for grants from the Mayor of Moscow 2019. Laureate of the Concertino Praga 2020, Bucharest Brass Competition 2020, Ictus International Music Competition 2020. Participant of the international music festivals: Iguazu en Concierto 2017, Cap Ferret Music Festival 2017, 19 Italian Brass Week 2018, Maspalomas International Trumpet Festival 2019, Alpen Klassik 2019.
He is a student of the fourth grade of the Państwowa Ogólnokształcąca Szkoła Muzyczna II st. im. F. Chopina in Krakow, in the trumpet class of Tomasz Ślusarczyk Ph.D. He started playing the trumpet at the age of seven. He proved to be a student of extraordinary talent and exceptional musical sensitivity. At that time, he took part in many competitions and music masterclasses.
Allen Park plays the trombone and the piano. Over quarantine, he built a ukulele. He enjoys listening to John Denver, Nujabes, Bill Withers, Nirvana, and Chicago
My name is Wanyun Wang and I am fifteen years old. I'm in 10th grade and attend Marriotts Ridge High School in Howard County, Maryland, United States. I am a member of my school's symphonic wind ensemble and marching band. I started playing the french horn in 4th grade, and I also have experience with the piano. I have performed with Howard County's honor and GT bands, and I enjoy reading and ice skating in my spare time.
Funina born at 2001 in Tarouca, Portugal. In 2015 he got his place at the Professional School of Arts from Mirandela in the Maciel Matos trumpet class. Since he Begin his carrer, he worked with several teachers às José Almeida, Franck Pulcini, Ruben Simeo, Luís Granjo, Fábio Brum and others. On 2016 he got the 1º prize at the Musical Eixo Atlântico competition, with the Brass Band of Esproarte. In 2019 he got the 1º prize at the Music Competition, Grand Prize Virtuoso from Brussels. He is current trumpet player at Fénix Orchestra, Orquestra de Jovens de Castelo Branco and Portuguese Youth Orchestra
Elijah Van Camp-Goh is a high school senior and trombone player currently studying at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He has been a part of state and national ensembles and has been invited to perform as a soloist at Carnegie Hall through the American Protege International Concerto Competition. He hopes to continue his musical endeavors at the collegiate level and beyond.
I was born the 19th of September 2003 in Torrent, a town of Valencia, Spain. I started my musical studies at the UMT (Torrent Musical Union). With the years I realised that I wanted to spend my life playing music, throught my instrument, the trombone. When I was 11 I passed my exams to enter to the CPMT (Torrent's Professional Conservatory of Music), where I study for 6 years with Vicent Veses. Nowadays, I am studying the music career in the CSMV (Valencia's Superior Conservatory of Music) with Rafael Tortajada. I have received classes from trombonists like Jose Vicente Faubel, Fabrice Millischer, Spanish Brass Ricardo Mollà and Michelle Becquet. I have won different contests as "Jovenes Talentos a Escena 2020" or "Quartet Gaudí 2016". I have been member of orchestras like JOSB (Barcelona's Youth Orchestra), JONC Alevins (Catalunya Nacional Youth Orchestra) and JOBS (Joven Orquesta de Bandas Sonoras (Soundtrack's Youth Orchestra)). Also I have colaborated with some else like the "Banda Primitiva de Lliria" o " Martin and Soler Philarmonic Orchestra"
Joe Mahin is a euphonium player from Minnesota, USA. He is a freshman music education major at St Olaf college where he plays principal euphonium in St Olaf’s flagship band and trombone in their Philharmonia Orchestra. Joe was the first-place winner of the Earl C. Benson Concerto Competition and the winner of the Evergreen Scholarship Competition. He also played principal euphonium in the Minnesota All-State Band as well as principal euphonium in the NAfME All-National Concert Band. He has studied with Dr. John Froelich and Dr. Arthur Haecker. Joe plans to pursue a career in music as an orchestral conductor.
Jakub Jóźwiak - student of the Academy of Music in Poznań. He specializes in classical and entertainment music. Winner of many competitions, including The Opus 2020 International Music Competition and the 11th Trumpet Festival in Kalisz.
Studies: -Since 2018, Kunstuniversität Graz, Austria -2017-2018: Franz Liszt Academy of Musik, Budapest, Hungary Current Professor: Martin Wagemann (Solo Trumpeter, Deutsche Oper, Berlin) in Kunstuniversität Graz, Austria. Orchestral Experience: Seit 2018: - Orchestra of Kunstuniversität Graz -Austrian Brass Band (Backrow, Frontrow) 2019 -Das Euphony Orchester -Grazer Operorchester-Substitute 2020 -Das Euphony Orchester Competitions: 2017: International Trumpet Competition, Brno (CZE) Special Award: First Grade 2018: National Orchestra Competiton, Budapest (HUN) 1. Place 2020: Perusia Harmonica, International Online Competition: Perugia (ITA) 1. Place
Sijie Yang is a young trumpet player. His playing style is varied. He has participated in many chamber music, Wind ensemble, and Orchestra performances. He is a Doctor student In Trumpet Performance. Currently studying at University of Minnesota and study with Professor Marissa Benedict. Sijie completed his Master's degree in Music at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he studied with professors Thomas Siders and Steven Emery.
Gustavo Leite, a native of Sao Paulo - Brazil, is a freelance trumpeter in Sao Paulo area and Houston. Mr. Leite performed with important orchestras in Brazil and United States such as New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Sao Paulo Municipal Symphony Orchestra. Gustavo was a fellow trumpet player at the Music Academy of the West (19´-20´) and was one of the Winners of the Keston MAX LSO Competition. Gustavo holds a Bachelor Degree from Faculdade Cantareira, a Performers Certificate from Montclair State University, a Master of Music - Orchestral Performance from Manhattan School of Music and is currently enrolled as a Master of Music student at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University with Barbara Butler and Charlie Geyer.
He was born in Valencia. He begins his musical studies with Rafael Tortajada Fernández and extends them later in the Most top Conservatoire of Musical "Óscar Esplá" of Alicante obtaining the qualifications of Top Teacher of Trombone and Chamber music besides the Extraordinary Prize end of Average Degree and I Reward Extraordinary end of Top Degree in Trombone, besides Honor's mention of Average Degree of Chamber music and Honor's mention of Top Degree of the same speciality. Awards granted by the first and only time to a trombonist in the above mentioned Conservatoire. Parallel to the studies in the Conservatoire, he extends knowledges with the teachers Ricardo Casero (soloist OBC), Indalecio Bonet (Spanish Brass Luur-Metalls), and he begins to form a part of the International Academy of Metals "Spanish Brass". In 2002 he was awarded the "Euterpe Prize" for Music in Valencia. He has belonged to the Young Orchestras such as: Joven Orquesta Nacional de Catalunya (JONC), Joven Orquesta de la Generalitat Valenciana (JOGV), Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE), member of the (IRO; Interregionales Jugendsinfonieorchester) in Germany (2001- 2002) and Orchestra of the Catalan Countries (OGIPC). He has collaborated with orchestras at a professional level such as: Valencia Orchestra, Extremadura Orchestra, Madrid Municipal Band, Córdoba Orchestra, Barcelona City Orchestra (OBC), Lausanne Chamber Orchestra from the 2003 to 2006 season (Switzerland), Opera de Lausanne from 2003-06 and Münchener Kammerorchester from Munich, Málaga Symphony Orchestra, Málaga Philarmonic Orchestra. In 2004 with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra he performed the "Bolero" M. Ravel, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the International Choreographer Maurice Béjart under the direction of Armin Jordan. With Chamber ensembles, he has belonged as a student at the Spanish Brass Academy, being a member of the 2i2quartet trombone quartet for 9 years, awarded at the Juventudes Musicales de España Contest in 2001, and being finalists at the IV International "Jan Koetsier" Competition 2004 for Trombone Quartet Munich (Germany), with which he performs different Tours (Albania, Buenos Aires, Uruguay, Brazil, Madrid, Barcelona, Segovia, etc.), Courses and Masterclass (Las Mesas, Biar, Villena, Granada, Priego de Córdoba, Villanueva de Castellón, Madrid, Barcelona) and recordings such as "Memories" (2007), "2i2versos" (2010) and "15 años" (2015), in addition to the collaboration with Carlos Gil on the CD "Multaqa" (2011 ). He has done Postgraduate studies with Ricardo Casero at ESMUC (Barcelona), 2000-01, at the Conservatoire Superieur de Musique de Lausanne (Switzerland) with Professor Michel Becquet (International Soloist, Professor CNSM de Lyon) in the years 2003-06, and with Gilles Milliére (CSNM de Paris Professor) 2006-07, at the Superior Conservatory of Zaragoza and Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris. He is a trombone teacher at the Conservatoire “Antonio López Serrano” in Priego de Córdoba (Córdoba)
Lorenzo D'Ascanio is a trombonist from Pescara. Graduated with full marks from the “Luisa D'Annunzio” Conservatory of Pescara, he has had the opportunity to improve over the years by participating in masterclasses of renowned teachers. He participated in the orchestral training course as a member of the JuniOrchestra Young of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, where he had the opportunity to participate in the traditional Christmas Concert from the Chamber of Deputies broadcast live on Rai5 and in the concert directed by Maestro Antonio Pappano in the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. In September 2015 he participated in the National Competition for Musical Bands of Busseto - Banda del Bicentenario Verdiano, winning the absolute first prize with the “C. Monteverdi ”, and in 2015, with the same formation, he won the first prize in the National Competition for Musical Bands Città di Scandicci. In November 2014 he participated in the Wien Music Festival with the Young Pontini Philharmonic Orchestra, performing at the Ehrbar Saal of the Prayner Konservatorium in Vienna. Since 2017 he has collaborated with the Senzaspine Orchestra of Bologna, the Abruzzo Festival Orchestra, the Pescara Conservatory Orchestra, the Abruzzese Symphony Orchestra, the Guardiagrele Opera Festival Orchestra, and from 2019 with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo. In the academic year 208/2019 he was selected for the Erasmus + program at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark, where he had the opportunity to study with Niels-ole Bo Johansen, Kristian Steenstrup, Brandt Attema, Ian Bousfield, Oren Marshall. During this year he was able to participate in the production of the Requiem in D minor K 626 by W.A. Mozart with the Danish Youth String Orchestra and to participate in workshops and masterclasses at the conservatories of Aarhus, Stavanger and Riga. In spring 2019 he won the audition for the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra. Outside of classical music he has had experiences collaborating with Peppe Millanta & Balkan Bistrò and sharing the stage with La Bandabardo '. He also collaborated on the Sfly Big Band project.
Born in Pindamonhangaba - São Paulo, Brazil, the hornist currently studies at the university "Hochschüle für Musik" in Karlsruhe, Germany, with renowned professor Will Sanders. Winner of several awards such as the Young Soloists of the Young Orchestra of São Paulo in 2012 performing Morceau de Concert by Saint Saens, in 2014 interpreting Concert for Horn No1 by Richard Strauss, and in 2016 playing Concert for Four Horns by Carl H. Hübler along with the orchestra’s horn section as First Horn. He was also the winner of the Ernani Almeida Machado Award of the São Paulo Youth Orchestra in 2014 and 2015. In 2015 he earned the 3rd place in the Second Marcus Bonna Competition for Young Hornist – in the soloist category. In 2020 he was a Finalist of the Young Soloists Competition (National Stage) of the Symphony Orchestra of Rio Grande do Norte. Participated in masterclasses with renowned Brazilian names such as Ozeas Arantes, Mário Rocha, Philip Doyle, Luiz Garcia and also renowned international names such as Bostjan Lipovsek, Christoph Eß, Abel Pereira, Saar Berger, Jens Plücker, Timothy Jones, Paulo Munoz, Ivo Gass, Eric Terwilliger, Nury Guarnaschelli, Katy Woolley, Will Sanders, Radek Baborak and Stefan Dohr. As a guest musician he performed with the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra - OSESP (2012), Bachiana SESI Philharmonic Orchestra - SP (2014), Usp-OSUSP Symphony Orchestra (2014), São Paulo Symphony Jazz Orchestra (2015, 2016 and 2017), São Pedro Theater Orchestra (2018) and the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra -OSB (2015/2016/2017) He held the position of Principal First Horn of the Bahia Symphony Orchestra - OSBA from early 2018 to September 2019. As guest soloist he played Sinfonia Concertante by W.A.Mozart and also Concert Piece for Four Horns by Schumann as first Horn. He is currently a guest Hornist in Germany at the Young Classic Sound Orchestra and also at the "Badisches Kammermusikfest" Festival. He is a founding member of the Brazilian Winds Ensemble.
Tuba player Luc Geraats (1992) finished his bachelor of music at the ArtEZ conservatoire in Zwolle in 2016. In 2019 Luc finished a Master of Music Cum Laude (with distinction) at the conservatoire of Amsterdam. He was a finalist during the European Solist Competition held by EBBA 2018, the Cadenza Soloist Competition 2020 and the Bucharest Brass Competition 2020. Luc has a profound interest in contemporary music, ensembles and collaborations. His goal is to commission new repertoire for solo tuba. His debut album “Tuba Vocalis” will release in 2021. He is a proud member of MOSA BRASS quintet and the Baggeraats Collectief.
Luís Estudante is a member of the Buffet Crampon Group, Artist of Melton Meinl Weston. He holds the Principal Tuba position of the Portuguese Airforce Wind Band and he’s a member of the Portuguese Tuba Quartet Tupho Ensemble and the Tuba and Euphonium Portuguese Association (APTE). Throughout his professional path, he was a part of various projects and specific collaborations, particularly deserving to be highlighted, Chamber Orchestra of Almada, Southern Classic Orchestra, Portuguese Symphonic Orchestra and Gulbenkian Orchestra. He was also admitted to the Atlantic Coast Orchestra, in 2020, and to the Chamber Orchestra of Cascais and Oeiras, in 2016. Furthermore, he was on the reserve list of the Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra, in 2018 and Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, in 2015.He participated in several projects where he had the opportunity to work with well-known conductors such as Giovanni Andreoli, Quentin Hindley, Graeme Jenkins, Joana Carneiro, Dietrich Paredes, Jean Sebastien Bereau, Paulo Martins, Francisco Sequeira, Délio Gonçalves, Alberto Roque, Reinaldo Guerreiro and José Eduardo Gomes. .
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