INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC COMPETITION PIANO VIOLIN STRINGS OPERA WOODWINDS BRASS
Aidan Hwang is a sophomore at Moorestown High School, and has played the trumpet since he was 10. He is currently studying with Mr. Eric Schweingruber of Temple University and has studied with Mr. Matthew Barker of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Mr. Brent Flinchbaugh. He was principal trumpet in the Howard County Gifted and Talented Orchestra, rotating principal in the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra, a member of the Philadelphia Sinfonia, Maryland All State Band, and All New Jersey Orchestra. He was a finalist at the 2020 National Trumpet Competition, and was a quarterfinalist at the 2022 National Trumpet Competition.
I’ve been playing Horn for about six years, and at the end of eighth grade I began to consider performance as a career. Since I began studying with my current teachers, Raya and Kolio Plachkov of the Colorado Symphony, I’ve attended summer festivals at Interlochen, Idyllwild, and most recently Tanglewood. I’ve applied for a Bachelors in French Horn performance in colleges and conservatories around the United States and I hope to study at one of them starting this fall semester.
Born in 2000 Emile began the euphonium at the age of 8 in the class of Claude Lherminier in Auxerre, he joined the class of Stéphane Balzeau in Tours in 2015 and the following year in parallel the class of David Maillot in Levallois. He joined the CNSMD of Lyon in 2018 and is now in Master 2 in the class of Bastien Baumet, Guillaume Dionnet and Arnaud Boukhitine. He was called to play with the opera of Saint-Étiennes, Lyon and currently plays in several formations such as the Penta'saône (original brass quintet), the Abracadabrass (brass ensembles), the Astrobrass (New Orleans ensemble ) or other snake, euphonium and flugabone improvisation ensemble. In the year 2021/2022 he won the 1st prize at the Antibes competition and the 3rd prize at the Paris tuba competition.
Over the past five years, Dr. Redd has become a local, regional, national, and international award-winning soloist. Achievements include: First Prize in the Charleston International Romantic Music Competition, First Prize in the Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, and First Prize in the Golden Music Classical Awards. In 2020 Dr. Redd won First Prize in the chamber music division of the North International Music competition with former instructor and friend Nicholas Kenney. In December of 2021, Dr. Redd made his solo debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Dr. Redd currently serves as Principal Horn with the Shoals Symphony Orchestra and third horn with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra (TN).
Amanda attended the University of Iowa for her Bachelor's in Music, Studio Art, and Arts Management. She also Western Michigan University for her Master's in Music. She is the current high brass instructor at Central College and Culver-Stockton College. Although primarily a horn player, Amanda has studied all brass pedagogy including studying jazz trumpet as a secondary emphasis and playing lead trumpet in jazz orchestra. Through her passion for jazz, Amanda loves to utilize improvisation techniques into her teaching and playing. Amanda frequently doubles on trumpet, flugelhorn, and tenor horn. Amanda is a member of the Muscatine and Southeast Iowa Symphonies, as well as a frequent performer with the Cedar Falls-Waterloo Symphony. As a teacher, she is passionate about sharing the art and discipline of the appreciation of music with aspiring students.
I was born in 1998 in Suwałki. I started my adventure with music at the 1st and 2nd degree State Music School in Suwałki, which I graduated with honors in 2018. Then, in 2021, I finished my bachelor's degree at the Academy of Music in Poznań. Currently, I am continuing my studies at the MA studies at the Academy of Music I.J. Paderewski in Poznań. I have participated in many courses, for example: Summer Brass Academy in Opole, International Lutosławski Youth Orchestra in Szczecin. I have performed in such venues: Poznań Philharmonic, Słupsk Philharmonic, Gorzów Philharmonic.
William was born in Melbourne Australia. He started playing his beloved french horn when he was 9 years old. He was amazed by the mellow rich sound and bright shining shape of the instrument.During COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, he believes playing music can provide respite and happiness to all of us. He has performed in Cloud Concerts, Music Society at Uniting Church and Melbourne Youth Orchestra. He started to participate some of the international classic music competition since at the age of 11 and won places. Apart from music, he also loves reading, and his favourite sports are basketball and table tennis.
Soy trombonista en C.I.M. La Armónica de Buñol, en España, he participado en varios concursos internacionales obteniendo muy buenos resultados, y me gusta mucho la música y me encantaria dedicarme a tocar el trombón en el futuro.
Henry Mruz is a 16 year old Euphonium Player from Morristown, New Jersey. He is in Morristown High School’s Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Pit Orchestra. He has successfully auditioned for the North Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, and has been named Principal Euphonium of the New Jersey Intermediate and Senior Region I Wind Ensembles, as well as the All-State Wind Ensemble. Most recently, he has won Second Place in the New Jersey Wind Symphony Youth Soloist Competition and Hanover Winds Scholarship Competitions, and Honorable Mention in the American Protege International Music Competition. He studies with Mr. Rich Barrieres.
My name is Wanyun Wang and I am seventeen years old. I'm in 11th grade and attend Marriotts Ridge High School in Howard County, Maryland, the 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.
Philip Orselli is a young, up-and-coming trombonist from Long Island, New York. Philip has served as principal trombone with the South Shore Symphony, the Jackson Heights Orchestra, and the Vienna Summer Music Festival in Austria. He was also a member of the Long Island Youth Orchestra, where he served as principal trombone for three years. In 2017, he won the LIYO Concerto Competition and performed the Ferdinand Davíd Concertino with the orchestra. Philip recently graduated from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, where he served as principal trombone of the Purchase Symphony, Opera, Brass Ensemble, and Trombone Choir.
I started playing the French horn 8 years ago. Now I am studying at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław in the class of dr Adam Wolny.
Estudiante de música, nacido en el municipio de Ricaurte - Nariño, a la edad de 9 años aproximadamente empezó a tocar el eufonio bajo la tutoría de diferentes maestros, con la experiencia adquirida en la Escuela de formación musical San Pablo de ricaurte empezó si formación musical en la Universidad del Cauca. Entre sus participaciones destacadas están: Encuentro de música colombiana 2016, Banda sinfónica juvenil de Colombia 2017, músico seleccionado al nivel avanzado al Festival de música internacional Santa Catarina Brasil 2019 - 2020, Ganador del primer concurso virtual de Tubas y Eufonio Atepp - Panamá 2020, Finalista del primer concurso virtual Academia de metales de Santander 2021, ganador del 3er lugar del concurso latinoamericano de viento metal organizado por Ameb Bogotá - Colombia, Músico seleccionado por medio de convocatoria a la International Wind Symphony 2022 - México.
Dr. John T. Cord is the Associate Professor of Trumpet at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, USA. Cord holds degrees in Trumpet Performance from the University of Iowa, Yale University and the University of North Texas. His performance career has included appearances with several orchestral, chamber, jazz and commercial ensembles. In 2017 he released an album of music for solo trumpet on the Mark Records label entitled Beyond Borders. Cord is a former student of David Greenhoe, Alan Dean and Keith Johnson.
I started to play trombone when I was 14, first in Secondary Music School in Gdansk in the class od Marek Sikora, naw in Gdansk Music Academy in the class of Marian Stefanowicz. Thirst of my. music adventure I played piano in the Primary Music School. I very like to take part of any music ivents - courses, summer young orchestras, jam sessions and more...
I have only been playing the trumpet at the Music School for three months, but I already knew this instrument before. I have a great teacher and I practice every day. When I play, it feels like music. I know the trumpet will be my friend for years to come.
Emma Bensoussan is a French-Australian pianist and horn player who studies piano and French horn in a pre-tertiary program for gifted music students at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She began piano studies at age five then became interested in playing a second instrument after hearing the warm, mellow tone of the horn while watching YouTube videos online. As a brass player, she has placed first and second in a number of international competitions, including the France Music Competition, IMKA International Music Competition and the American Protégé International Woodwinds and Brass Competition, where she was invited to perform at a winners’ recital at Carnegie Hall, New York.
Jakub Antonkiewicz was born on September 23, 2002. He started his adventure with music in the fourth grade of primary school in the trombone class. Then, in the sixth grade of primary school, he enrolled in the Ludomir Rózycki in Kielce, where he changed the instrument to a tube. He graduated from the school last year with an excellent grade on his diploma and a concert with the Philharmonic Orchestra in Kielce. Currently, he continues his adventure at the Academy of Music in Krakow in the tuba class of professor Jakub Urbańczyk. Master classes, lectures and courses with the best teachers as well as numerous important achievements in national and international competitions have shaped his approach to music. For a young musician, such musical adventures are extremely important and developing. Jakub is greatly influenced by his experiences in creating music. It is something incredibly beautiful - cooperation with other people, thus creating amazing and unforgettable memories.
Began is musical journey in Banda Da Covilhã at 9 years old, then went to EPABI and studied with Prof. Fernando Jorge. In 2018 went to ESART and completed is degree in 2021 with the Prof. António Quitalo and Prof. José Almeida. During is career and masterclass with Gabor Tarkovi, Reinold Friedrich , Jeroen Berwaerts, Fábio Brum, Clement Saunier, Bruno Nouvion, Allen Vizzutti, Guido Segers, Sérgio Charrinho and others. Played with several Orchestra Orquestra Académica Filarmónica Portuguesa, Orquestra APROART, Orquestra Sinfónica ESART, Banda sinfónica da Covilhã . Worked with conductors Luis Clemente, Jan Wierzba, Julian Benichou, Jose Ingnacio Petit, Jean Berreau, Pablo Urbina, Osvaldo Ferreira, José Eduardo Gomes , João Cerqueira, Javier Viceiro e Carlos Garcés Fuentelsaz , Giancarlo de Lorenzo, Cristobal Soler. Won the 1.º prize in EPABI competition in Brass Category.
Dominick Neville is currently a senior at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, pursuing a Bachelors's degree in Horn Performance under the tutelage of Eli Epstein. After graduation, he plans to continue his education with a Master's Degree. Dominick is a former student of Carolyn Wahl (Florida Orchestra) and was coached by Robert Rearden in the Pinellas Youth Symphony. In 2014, he received national champion status in Indianapolis with the Tarpon Springs Outdoor Performance Ensemble. As a participant of the Kendall Betts Horn Camp for several years, Dominick has had the privilege to be mentored by Bernhard Scully, Peter Karau, and Frank Lloyd. Dominick has performed in major venues such as Mahaffey Theater, Clowes Memorial Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Dominick is excited about his future and finding his place in the world of music.
William Lum is a euphonium artist from Sunnyvale, California currently studying with John DiCesare and Ryan Schultz at the University of Puget Sound. He is principal euphonium in the Puget Sound Wind Ensemble, and is the recipient of the Paul Bellamy Music Scholarship and the Doc and Lucille Weathers Memorial Scholarship. He has also performed in the Tacoma Concert Band and the Western International Band Clinic's Intercollegiate Honor Band. William most notably was a 1st place winner in the West Midlands Brass Band Association Solo Contest and a national finalist in the MTNA Solo Competition.
Hi. My name is Thomas Britt. I am a tuba player at the University of Mississippi. I aspire to be a orchestral tubist and teacher. I want to share my passion of playing.
Born in San Miguel, Bulacan, Philippines, Paulo John M. Rubio was initially introduced to music with the trumpet. His father, Rafael Rubio, who is also a band conductor was his first mentor in music. And by the time he went to high school, Paulo was already skilled in playing two instruments – namely the trumpet and euphonium. Through this, he was admitted to the Special Program for the Arts of his school and was regularly featured in their recitals. He has also attended the 14th and 15th Summer Music Youth Camp of the Philippine Youth Symphonic Band (PYSB), held at the National Arts Center (NAC), where he was trained by Mr. Romeo San Jose, Mr. Romy Xavier, Mr. Arnaldo Custodio, and Mr. Jasper Andra. Upon entering the University of Santo Tomas to pursue his undergraduate studies, he shifted to the tuba as his main instrument. Later on, he became the Principal Tuba player of both the UST Wind Orchestra and the UST Symphony Orchestra from 2014-2019. He graduated cum laude with a degree in Bachelor of Music, Major in Music Education with Tuba Emphasis from the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Herminigildo G. Ranera, Ph.D. He also has recently won awards and ranks in competitions such as; NAMCYA 2020 Open Brass Category – 1st Prize; Musiko Virtual Competition 2020 Tuba Open Class – 1st Prize; Asian Virtual Championships 2020 Tuba Open Class – 1st Prize; Color Guards Netherlands (CGN) Virtual Competition 2021 Individual Tuba Open Class – 1st Prize (Gold with distinction)- Malaysia International Virtual Band Championships 2021 Solo Brass Category – Gold with distinction and; Bacoor International Music Competition 2021 Tuba Open Class- 1st Prize.
Gerard Uría Felis was born in Burriana on 2007.Starting his academic training at the age of 8 at the Elementary School Conservatory in Burriana specializing in trombone. At the moment, studying the professional second degree at Francesc Peñarroja Conservatory (Vall d'Uxó) , being Juan Carlos Igea his teacher; performing different Auditions as well as a soloist concert in the CIAC in Vall d'Uxó, group to which he belongs. Having participated in master classes with: - Berklee Orchestra - Inda Bonet - Salvador Tarrasó Receiving advices and guidelines from: - Rafael Tortajada Durá - Juan Bautista Abad Has participated in different contests obtaining several first prizes.
Saveliy was born in 2008 in Moscow, entered the preparatory department at the Blazhevich School. At the present time he is a student of the 5th grade of the Russian Academy of Jazz in the class of V.Radovich, specializing in "Trombone". He has been practicing the instrument for 3 years. During his studies, he repeatedly became a laureate of all-Russian and international competitions, festivals, took part in master classes, concerts at venues in Russia. Saveliy performs classical and jazz repertoire.
Beatriz Fernández Alfonso is a young bass trombone player from Spain. She plays in a few young orchestras there (as the JOSVA) and was awarded with the third prize in the Online Trombone Competition organized by Zoltan Kiss and Mathyas Veer last year. Also, she has gone to a lot of different masterclasses with many well known trombone players, such as Stefan Schulz, Martin Schippers, Peter Steiner, Ricardo Mollá, Michel Becquet, Bart Claessens, Christian Jones and Nico Schippers.
I come from Taiwan and I am currently a high school student in the first year of high school. I have played the French horn since I was 12 years old, and I am also a music lover, and I have participated in many music camps and master classes.
Ada Biernacka, 15 years old, lives near Radom city in Poland. She studies in Oskar Kolberg’s Music Schools in Radom since she was 6. Her first instrument was cello for 6 years, but for 3 years she’s been playing on French horn in Ms Ewa Paciorek class. She also plays on piano as a second instrument. She is a member of Youth Brass Orchestra “GRANDIOSO” Radom as a first horn. Her second passion is acrobatics and sport fitness. For last 8 years she has been training acrobatics in a team “Pajeczarki” Radom with a lot of successes. She really likes learning languages and speaks English fluently, also studying German and Spanish.
My name is Jiawei Tang, living in Doha, Qatar. From the age of 12, I started studying euphonium at the Qatar music academy, and I was recognized and selected to join the Qatar Youth Orchestra in 2020. As a symphony member, we were invited by the World Innovation Summit for Health 2020 for the online virtual performance. I won the silver medal for euphonium musical instrument in 2021 Quebec international music competition.
Szymon Pikulski – 17 years old. He started his musical education in 2010 at Henryk Wieniawski Music School in Poznan choosing the piano as his main instrument. In 2014 he decided to change his main instrument to the trumpet. Currently he is a second grade highschool student at Mieczyslaw Karlowicz Music School in Poznan. Music is his passion. He loves to be a part of different artistic events, such as concerts, competitions and musical masterclasses in Poland, as well as abroad.
He has participated with prestigious groups: "Benito Juárez" Children's Symphonic Band; Children and Youth Band of the State of Oaxaca; Music Band of the State of Oaxaca; Oaxaca Symphony Orchestra; Symphonic Band "Guelaguetza" among others. He participated in one of the most important festivals in the world El Dorado Festival (Lille, France). During his training he has taken classes with: James Ready, João Vilão, Roman Granda, Mauro Kuxy, Vicente García, César Delgado Martínez, Jerzain Vargas, Alexis Morales Barrientos, Hector Tomás, Assaet Méndez, Macedonio Pérez Matías, José Martínez, David Castro, Isaías Jiménez, among others. He was recently selected to participate as a guest soloist at the FESTIBRASS that took place in Mexico City. He is currently studying at the INBA School of Music under the chair of Maestro James Ready.
My name is Lu, Cheng-Tung. I was born in Pingtung county which is in the south of Taiwan on March 24th, 2014. I study in high school student of Tainan National Universities of the Arts.I majorin trumpet. Becauseof my mother, I have learned varieties of instruments and had a lot of chancesto perform on the stage since I was little. Thereason why I choose music as my career is my parents and teachers said that Ihave a beguiling musicality and I also love music very much. My dream is becomea trumpeter and a notable conductor when I grow up. Now receiving teaching under Prof. SU TING CHUAN
Tommaso was born in 2003 in Codogno, Italy. He started playing french horn at the age of 11. He is student at the Conservatorio Nicolini in Piacenza in the class of Professor Alfredo Pedretti. He attended master classes with H. Schellenberger, L. Coppola and S. Baroncini. He has also played amongst many different orchestras such as Orchestra Filarmonica dei Navigli, Orchestra Filarmonica del Conservatorio Nicolini, Orchestra Giovanile della Via Emilia (OGVE), Orchestra dell’Università Milano-Bicocca, Orchestra Ritmico Sinfonica Italiana and Orchestra Nazionale dei Conservatori italiani (ONCI). He will participate in this year’s edition of European Youth Orchestra Academy in Mannheim (Germany).
Hannah Zhang is 17 years old and has played the euphonium since 7th grade. In 8th grade, she made 1st chair at Fort Settlement Middle School’s top band as well as 1st chair at Region. As a freshman, Hannah made 2nd chair in Clements High School’s top band. She also made 2nd chair at Region, which qualified for Area. As a sophomore, Hannah made 1st chair in Clements’ top band and performed with them at the 2019 Midwest Clinic: International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago. Hannah will continue to play the euphonium as her lifelong enrichment.
Przemysław Sidor graduated with honors bachelor’s degree in Academy of Music in Poznan in professor Roman Gryń class. His repertoire ranges from 16th century to contemporary music. He took part in Erasmus project in Portugal, Sociedade Musica de Pevidém where he recorded CD with orchestra - music from „The Lion King”. In next academic year, he will start doing bachelor’s title in natural trumpet.
José Pedro Dantas Silva, was born in Funchal, Portugal on November 2, 1999. He had his first contact with the trumpet at the age of 7, and he started his studies at the conservatory. At the age of sixteen, Pedro Dantas Silva joined the Professional Instrumentalist Course, under the guidance of Luis Calhanas. In 2018 Pedro Dantas Silva joined the Youth Orchestra of Portugal, where he played the third trumpet. He played the second and third trumpet in the Madeira Classical Orchestra to get more experience. On his last year of the course, he was selected to be the first trumpet of the Young Orchestra of Portuguese National Conservatories 2019. In 2020, Pedro Dantas Silva started his Bachelor’s degree in Classical Music Performance at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, where he studies the trumpet with Professor Pasi Pirinen.
Gerardson Buluran was born in 1999 in Santa Maria Bulacan,Philippines, Began his musical studies in Banda 31 Kapisanan Ligaya of Santa Maria Bulacan, a prominent band in the Philippines. Currently studying at University of the Philippines Diliman College of Music First mentored by Mr.Cornelio Ramos and now by Mr.Rodney Ambat. He had the opportunity to be taught by many local Professional Trombone Players in the Philippines like Ricson Poonin, Andoy Fernandez and Erwin Abarico. Currently the principal trombone of UP Symphonic Band and the 2nd Trombone at UP Symphony Orchestra. it.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Brian Choi studied the trombone under Steve Kwan (former principal trombone of HK Sinfonietta), and later with Jarod Vermette (principal trombone of HK Philharmonic). After graduating from Diocesan Boys’ School, he is currently in his second year at the distinguished Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. His teachers include Prof Eric Crees (Principal Trombone Royal Opera House) and Prof Peter Moore (Principal Trombone London Symphony Orchestra). Brian joined the University of London Symphony Orchestra as principal trombone in 2019. Having studied music history and historical performance, he was invited to play the baroque trombone with the prestigious Belsize Baroque Orchestra. Recently, he was invited to the final round audition for the position of Principal Trombone with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, he has won multiple HKSMSA Trombone and Euphonium competitions, and was awarded “Merit” in the Parson’s Wind Brass Percussion Scholarship open class competition. Overseas, Brian has performed the “C Wagenseil Alto Trombone Concerto” to great acclaim in London.
Joshua Rosenbaum is a recent graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where he received a Bachelor’s of Music in French Horn performance degree and he will be attending The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv, Israel in the fall pursuing a Masters of Music studying with Michael Slatkin (Principal Horn, Israeli Philharmonic). Rosenbaum has previously attended music festivals such as the Grammy nominated National Orchestral Institute (College Park, MD), Sewanee Summer Music Festival (Sewanee, TN), and the Music in the Mountains music Festival and Conservatory (Durango, CO). He is a former student of David Heyde (Associate Principal Horn, Dallas Symphony), Gregory Hustis (Retired Principal Horn, Dallas Symphony), Haley Hoops (Second Horn, Dallas Symphony) and Daniel Katzen (Retired Second Horn, Boston Symphony) and in addition to these teachers, Rosenbaum has had the opportunity to study with and/or participate in masterclasses with Bill VerMeulen, Gail Williams, Greg Miller, Dale Clevenger, Bill Caballero, Jason Alison, Ryan Anthony, Alexander Kienle and Kevin Haseltine among others. In addition to orchestral playing, Rosenbaum was also a founding member of the Meadows Brass Quintet (an active freelance brass quintet in the DFW area) who received regular coachings with Ryan Anthony (former Trumpet, Canadian Brass). Fun fact, in his free time Mr. Rosenbaum loves cooking and learning random trivia facts.
Raúl Sabiote began his musical studies of euphonium at the Real Conservatorio Profesional de música de Almería (Almería). During these first years, he received lessons from Carlos Díaz, Alejandro Marco, Elohim Porras, Manuel González and Francisco José Pérez. He obtained his Bachelor studies at the Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears under the guidance of Josep Burguera, Àngel Torres and Xema Borrás. He has also received masterclasses from David Llàcer, Miguel Moreno, Sebastián Orenga, Steven Mead, Thomas Rüedi, Shoichiro Hokazono, Juan José Munera, José Martínez Antón, Bastien Baumet, Juan José Munera and David Abellán, among others. Raúl has been awarded several prizes, including Second Prize in the 3rd Manuel del Águila Young Soloists Competition (Almería, 2016), Honourable Mention in the Art Jove Competition (Majorca, 2019), First Prize in the Soloists Competition of the Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears (Majorca, 2019), Art Jove Prize in the Art Jove Competition (Majorca, 2020) and First Prize in the OPUS 2021 International Competition (Poland, 2021). He has also collaborated with numerous ensembles, including Orchestra di Fiatti Città de Ferentino, and European Union Youth Wind Orchestra (EUYWO), conducted by Jan Cober. As a performer, Raúl Sabiote has given several concerts as a soloist, including his concert with the Banda Municipal de Música de Palma de Mallorca (Simfovents).
Danny Brock serves as a performer, educator, and clinician for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He is currently seeking a dual Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas in both trumpet performance and conducting. Danny has performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference and recorded CD’s in conjunction with the UNT Wind Symphony composer’s series for Michael Daugherty and John Mackey. His primary teachers include Professor Eugene Corporon and Professor John Holt.
Tiziano is an Italian trombonist based in Düsseldorf. He studied in Italy and Germany and his most important mentors were Gianluca Scipioni, Matthias Gromer and Urlich Flad. Tiziano has a very active orchestral career thanks to which he was able to do his internship at the Philharmonie Südwestfalen and play in the best concert halls such as the Philharmonie Berlin and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. At the same time he has an active solo career, often performing in concerts as solo recitals as well as with the Duo Martimaz and various chamber ensembles as brass trio, quartet and quintet in Spain, Slovenia, Italy and Germany.
ALEX LORCA, HORN PLAYER Young Chilean horn player, born in the south of Chile in the city of Valdivia. In 2016 relocates to the city of Santiago and begins his undergraduate studies at the Universidad Mayor with Professor Edward Brown He is also a member of the "wind section" of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra. He participated in masterclasses with Laura Klock (USA), Paulo Muñoz (Chile), Emanuele Urso (Italy), Matías Piñeira (Chile), Ignacio García (Chile), Dariuz Mikulski (Poland), Bernhard Scully (USA), David Cooper (USA) and chamber music with Dudu Carmel (Israel Oboist Philharmonic). He participated in international tours with the "Coda Quintet" in Israel, Greece and Palestine, and with the "National Youth Symphony Orchestra" in Morocco, Germany and Spain. He has been a member of the "Orquesta Filarmónica de Los Ríos", "Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Mayor", "Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Juvenil" and "Coda Quintet". He is currently coursing a degree in "Pedagogical and Instrumental Improvement" at the Catholic University of Chile.He also recently received second place in the "spring edition" of the Kings Peak International Music Competition.
Luis Carlos Mendes Sousa
-Conservatory in Escola de Música Nossa Senhora do Cabo with Carlos Rosado.
-Bachelor in Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa with Jonathan Luxton and Paulo Guerreiro.
-Master in Music Performance with Bernardo Silva in Aveiro University.
-Orchestral Academy of Brass Academy Alicante with Nury Guarnaschelli.
-Seminars, courses, symposium and master classes with Froydis Ree Wreke, Stefan Dohr, Sarah Willis, Nury Guarnaschelli, Abel Pereira, Bernardo Silva, Paulo Guerreiro, Philip Myers, Radovan Vlatkovich, Ab Koster, Markus Maskunitty, Vicente Zarzo, Jonathan William, Michael Walker, Jan Harshagen, Thomas Hauschild, Will Sanders, Jose Sogorb Jover, Andrew Budden.
In orchestra activity work with many conductors and soloists of national and international nationality, David Zinman, Giancarlo Guerrero, Krzysztof Penderecki, Laurence Foster, Michel Sanderling, Vasily Petrenko, Laurent Wagner, Moritz Gnann, Baldur Bronnimann, Gregor Nowak, Fuad Ibrahimov, Lorenzo Viotti, Philippe Entremont, Frédéric Chaslin, Plácido Domingo, Michael Boder, Simone Young, Miguel Hart-Bedoya, Lavard Larssen, Fuad Ibrahimov, Jean-Sébastien Béreau, Pedro Neves, Pedro Carneiro, Julia Jones, Dorian Wilson, Daniel Raiskin, Constantine Orbelian, Agnieszka Duczmal, Marco Parisotto, Sergio Alapont, Jesus Medina, Joana Carneiro, Martin André, Maxime Tortelier, Jayce Ogren, Case Scaglione, Elina Garanca, Letecia Altamirano, Elisabete Matos,
Performed at many important concert halls like Konzerthaus Wien, Musikvrein, Konzerthaus Berlin, Gasteig Munich, Philharmonie Essen, Palau de la Musica Catalana, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Carnagie Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Teatro Degollado, Teatro Real, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and many others.
In 2019 he was a semifinalist of the “27th World Music Competition - Brass Category” in Vienna.
In 2020 won the second prize in the Horn Category by the International Orchestra Audition Awards by the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation.
•Orchestral experience- Principal Horn position:
-Portuguese Symphony Orchestra.
-Porto Symphony Orchestra of Casa da Música.
-Santa Cecilia Orchestra
-Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra.
-Classic Chamber Concert Orchestra (Califórnia).
Fix position work:
-Portuguese Navy Band (2009-2013 Tutti Horn).
-Portuguese Chamber Orchestra (2011-2012 Principal Horn).
-Madeira Classical Orchestra (2013-2015 Soloist B).
-Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (2016-2019 Principal Horn).
-Santa Cecilia Orchestra (2020-Principal Horn).
Vladislav Zuev was born in Kaluga, Russia 16.10.1995. Graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow) in June of 2021. Solist of Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra. Winner of several competitions such as the I International Contest-Festival "Colors of Music" in 2018, the III All-Russian Competition for Symphony Orchestra Artists in 2020, the IV International Contest-Festival "The magic world of Art" in 2021. Laureate of the IV International Music Competition named after R.M. Gliere in 2020.
RICARDO JOÃO BORGES ALMEIDA Born in Lorvão - Penacova, he was born on Octber 22, 1996 and startd his musical career in 2002. He completd te 5t degree of Conservatry of Music in Coimbra in te clarinet class of professor Henrique Pereira. He atended te Percussion Class of te Philharmonic Boa Vontade Lorvanense for 8 years, initaly guided by Professor Bruno Amaral and latr by Professor João Colaço. He also atended te fee percussion course at te Conservatório de Música de Coimbra for 2 years wit professor Ismael Silva. In 2016 he startd t study Tuba wit professor Luís Oliveira, at te Professional School of Arts of Beira Intrior. He also partcipatd in several stages of Wind and Percussion Orchesta and Symphonic Orchesta t highlight te folowing conductrs: Pedro Rego; Leandro Alves; Jan Wierzba; Tiago Oliveira; José Eduardo Gomes; José Ignácio Pett; Douglas Bostck; Tobias Gossmann; Jean-Marc Burfn. Ricardo, in additon t te Orchesta Intrnships, also partcipatd in individual mastrclasses, highlightng te partcipaton wit te renowned tubistas: Sérgio Carolino, Adélio Carneiro, Ilídio Massacot, João Aibéo, Gil Gonçalves, Romeu Silva, Ricardo Antão, Ricardo Carvalhoso, Floyd O.Cooley , Jon Hansen, François Tuilier, Jose Martínez and Gene Pokorny. He also has an Orchesta Directon Course by Maesto and Composer Nuno Osório. He was part of te Bigband Rags-Tuna Académica de Coimbra formaton wit conductr Diogo Silva. He was part of te Wind Orchesta at te Coimbra Conservatry of Music wit te conductr José Pedro Figueiredo; of te Wind Orchesta of Coimbra (OSC) wit conductrs Adelino Martns and André Granjo. He was a percussion tacher at te Fratrnidade Poiarense Philharmonic between 2015 and 2017. He was professor of te Metals Class of te Philharmonic of te House of te People of São Pedro de Alva-Penacova between 2015 and 2017. He was a tacher of te Tuba class, and of te ensemble class of te Casa do Povo Philharmonic of Penacova in 2017/2018. He partcipatd wit te Universit of Coimbra's Tuna Academic Symphony Orchesta in 2018. He was also te founding conductr of te communit choir of te Parish of Figueira de Lorvão in 2019. Ricardo is currently studying in te Neterlands at te Koninklijk Conservatrium - Den Haag in te Tuba class of Professor Hendrik Jan Renes. He is te founder and Pedagogical Directr of te AMRC Sons do Mondego School of Music, a founding member of te Monastry Quartt, tuber of te Flora do Mondego Musical Group and te Castlo Branco Yout Symphony Orchesta. Troughout his career Ricardo has won te folowing awards: > 1st Prize - 1st Song Festval Divo Cant wit te chamber music group Monastry Quartt, in te original catgory (compositon by Ricardo Almeida) - Portugal. [14/10/2017] > 1st Prize - IV Filarmonia D'Ouro Intrnatonal Bands Contst, wit te Wind Orchesta of te Beira Intrior Professional School of Arts - Portugal [02/10/2017] > 3rd Prize - Intrnatonal Moscow Music Online Competton - Russian. [12/21/2020] > 1st Prize - III Intrnatonal Online Festval “Al Colors of Art” - Italy. [12/23/2020] > 1st Prize - I Intrnatonal Online Contst: “Future Stars” - Italy. [2/15/2021] > 1st Prize - CIM Coimbra Region of Culture, in te compositon catgory - Portugal. [12/03/2021] > 1st Prize - World Art Games Intrnatonal Contst - Spain. [3/15/2021] > 1st Prize - Intrnatonal Yout Music Competton - USA. [4/26/2021] > 1st Prize - Quebec International Music Competition - Canada. [01/06/2021] > 3st Prize - Stockholm International Music Competition - Sweden. [30/06/2021]
Nikola Curovic born 2010, comes from a family of musicians. The exceptional musical talent has been receiving lessons from his father Zoran Curovic, the solo trumpeter of the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic, since he was 5 years old. Nikola has already been successful in numerous competitions: Prize in the solo rating at the Berchtesgadener Land music competition in 2017 and in the regional competition Jugend musiziert 2017; Prize in the trumpet trio at the Austrian competition “Prima la musica 2018”; 1st prize in the solo evaluation and advancement prize in the trumpet / piano duo at the Berchtesgadener Land music competition 2018; two 1st prizes at Jugend musiziert 2019 in the trumpet / piano duo. And first prize at the international competition in Croatia and a trumpet from Yamaha as a special prize. Since he was 7 years old, he had several brilliant solo appearances with the Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie and the Collegia-Musica-Chiemgau
Hello, I am a trombonist at the Musical Instructional Center La Harmonica de Buñol, El Litro, and I study trombone and piano at the San Rafael Conservatory, my passion is music, especially trombone
I am Chen Ming Chi, an eleven years old from Hong Kong. I started to play horn when I was just turn six and got my ABRSM Grade 8 at ten. I love to play Horn because its sound is so warm and delicate as heard in a solo but also strong and heroic as heard in an orchestra. I feel great when I overcome challenges by which horn is famous of, such as harmonic series is so close together, wrong notes come from wrong fingering etc. Horn will definitely be my companion in my walk of life.
Anej Gorenjak was born on the 24.th of July 2006 in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenija. He plays a trumpet for seven years at Music school Ravne na Koroškem. His teacher is Janez Miklavžina. His achievements: Slovenian National Championship- TEMSIG (2016/2017, 2019/ 2020)- First place winner. International WOODWIND & BRASS COMPETITION- Varaždin- (2016/ 2017, 2018/ 2019)- First place winner. International competition Davorin Jenko- Beograd (2017/ 2018, 2019/ 2020)- First place winner. International competition Svirel- First place winner. International competition »Daleki akordi 2019«- Split- First place winner. International competition Mladi Padovec- (2019/ 2020)- First place winner. American Youth Music Talent Competition 2021- First place winner. International competition- PamusFlow 2021- First place winner.
Jireh Kim has been playing trumpet for over 6 years. She was the principal trumpet player of Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras (MCYO) Young Artists at Strathmore, a member of MCYO Symphony, was in the Maryland Junior All-State Band during 7th, 8th, and 9th grade. She was a soloist in her All-County band (7th and 8th grade), was a member of her Junior County Jazz Ensemble, and consistently received a superior rating at her county and state solo festival. She is also currently an online tutor for a non-profit organization for kids of elementary and middle school age.
Victor Teodosiev is one of the most prominent young Bulgarian performers of wind instruments. He is First Prize winner of II International Competition for Music Performers in Tryavna Art Festival 2020 and winner of the Special Prize. He is First Prize winner of the International Moscow Music Competition 2020 among all wind instruments in the age group 14-17. Victor is student at the National Music School “L.Pipkov”-Sofia in the class of prof. Vladislav Grigorov. He is a third generation horn player in his family. In 2019 he was part of the “European Youth Symphony Orchestra PROGRESSIVE” with participants from 11 European countries. Victor has been active participant in the Summer Music Academy Kroměříž in the class of the world famous horn player Radek Baborak and in the master class of the renowned french and alpine horn performer Arkady Schilklopper.
My name is Ali Skarshinski-Fred and I am a freshman at Sickles High School! I started playing French Horn in 6th grade and I have participated in the All County and Florida All State band. Besides playing French horn, I enjoy fostering animals and spending time with my friends and family!
I am a Sophomore at Bentonville High School and have been playing horn for 5 years now. Some of my favorite musicians are William VerMeulen, Sarah Willis, Bill Evans, and Jacob Collier, while some of my favrite composers are Mahler, Strauss, and Bruckner. While classical music is a great passion of mine, I also love jazz as well. As I am a horn player, I am a jazz pianist as well, performing with my high school jazz band as well as the NWA All-Star Jazz band.
SAMUEL HERNÁNDEZ IMBERNÓN, Torrevieja (Alicante), began his studies in Union Musical Torrevejense Band, and is now studying at the Almoradí Conservatory with Jose Antonio Mira. He receives regulary classes with Jose Manuel López, Vicente López, Sergio Finca and Dani Llosá. Samuel is Soloits Tuba in the Alicante Province Youth Orchestra. The awards obtained as an instrumentalist have been more of 20 FIRST PRIZES in diferents National and International Contest. He performed as Soloist with the Alicante Municipal Symphonic Band, and he was selected by the ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW OF AMSTERDAM, as Solo Tuba to be part of their Young Orchestra
Konrad Zatoka was born in 2001 in Przemysl, Poland. He started playing tuba at the age of 14. He graduated Music School in Przemysl. He is a first-year student in the tuba class at Ignacy Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland. Konrad is actively involved in cultural life in the city he comes from and in the city where he studies. He has participated in many international master classes conducted by outstanding musicians. He is an ambitious musician who is not afraid of new challenges and uses every opportunity to improve his skills.
Edel Márquez is from the community of Santa María Yaviche, Villa Alta, Oaxaca, Mexico. Later, in 2015, he entered the Faculty of Fine Arts of the State of Oaxaca; and in 2018 he entered the Faculty of Music of the Universidad Veracruzana, in Xalapa, Veracruz, under the chair of Professor John P. Day, he has participated in the trombone section of the Ensemble de Breaths and Percussions of the ISMEV (Instituto Superior de Music of the State of Veracruz), under the direction of Maestro Timothy Mckeown, FILARMONIA Orchestra Dir. Jorge Vásquez, Symphonic Orchestra Faculty of Music of the Veracruzana University Dir. Rey Alejandro Conde, among others. He has taken national and international master classes such as: Sergio Simoes (Portugal), David Pozos (USA), Sebastián Cifuentes (Colombia), Pedro Carrero (Venezuela), Faustino Díaz (Mexico), Alejandro Díaz (Mexico) , Jacques Mauger (France), Alex Manley (United States), John Stringer (United States), Gil Martínez Herrera (Mexico), among others. He has been the winner and beneficiary of the Artistic Merit Scholarship awarded by the Higher Institute of Music of the State of Veracruz. He has served as Principal Trombone of the OSISMEV (Symphonic Orchestra of the Superior Institute of Music of the State of Veracruz) Dir. Carlos Andrés Botero. It has been presented in different venues such as: TLACNÁ concert hall in Xalapa Veracruz, Tlacná Annex Hall, Metropolitan Theater in Orizaba, Veracruz, Macedonio Alcalá Oaxaca Theater, San Pablo Cultural Center, Oaxaca, among others. He is currently studying the Professional Music Cycle in the specialty of Instrumentalist at the Faculty of Music of the Veracruzana University, under the tutelage of Professor John P. Day, a member of the trombone section of the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra.
Currently aged 21, he is a trombonist for the young Symphonic Band of the State of São Paulo and the Young Symphonic Orchestra of the Theatro São Pedro. As a guest musician Bachiana Philharmonic of sesi-SP Heliopolis Symphony Orchestra Mogi das Cruzes Symphony Orchestra Recently finalist in the contest of orchestral excerpts performed by the “Brazilian Collective of Trombones” and the contest of the Samnium University in Italy
After studying music at Joseph-François Perrault and then joining the Montreal Conservatory, Leonard is rapidly spotted and chosen as a soloist with Orchestre Métropolitain in 2016 and Conservatory’s String Ensemble in 2017. The young musician has also played amongst many different orchestras such has Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Orchestre Symphonique de la Côte Nord and Orchestre de la Francophonie. Leonard also distinguished himself in competitions notably getting 2nd prize at the 2020 OSM Competition, getting honorable mention at the 2018-19 Robert Marsteller Competition and winning the Conservatory’s concerto competition in 2019.
Tiago Pinto was born in 2000 in Porto, began his musical studies in his hometown. Currently study at Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo “ESMAE” in the class of the teacher David Silva. He had the opurtunity to work with teachers and soloist as Ian Bousfield, Nathan Zgonc, Bill Thomas, Ricardo Molla Albero, Filipe Alves, João Martinho, José Angel Isla, Vitor Faria, Jarret Butler, David Rejano, Juan Sanjuan, Jaume Gavilan, Karol Gajda, Sérgio Carolino, David Taylor, Floyd Cooley, David Silva and Massimo La Rosa. He collaborated with several orchestras such as Atlantic Coast Orchestra, Jazz Porto Orchestra, Sine-Nomine Orchestra and Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra. At 2020 he won the position of “reserve” at Orchestra Filarmonia das Beiras”. Also had the opportunity to be a member of the “Bones, Slides and Pistons”, with Sérgio Carolino
He was born in Valencia in 1998. His musical studies began in Yátova with Ernesto Perelló. Later, he extend his formation in the “San Rafael” Professional Conservatory of Music in Buñol, obtaining the higher grades with Bernardo Fabra. He continues his musical studies in the “Joaquín Rodrigo” Advanced Music Conservatory in Valencia, in the Interpretation branch with J.J Oriola and different Pedagogy courses. He was given the opportunity of improving along his career participating in diferent masterclasses with nationals and internarionals well-known professors such as Antonio Zapata, David Rejano, Rubén Toribio, Ximo Vicedo, Juan Carlos Matamoros, Ricardo Casero, Jose Vicente Faubel, Jose Vicente Soler, David Pont, Juan Real, Francisco Sevilla, Eusebio Sáez, Gerard Costes, Luis Bellver, Raúl García, Juan Bautista Abad, Antonio Pallarés y Javier Cerveró among others. As a soloist, he released “The seven trombones of the apocalypse” for trombone and symphonic band by Santi Miguel with the SM Santa Cecilia de Chera. He also played with the “San Rafael” Professional Conservatory of Music in Buñol band. He has been participating in: • Banda Federal (formed by young musicians of the Valencian Community). • Joven Banda del G6 (formed by young musicians of different musical associations of Buñol, Cullera and Lliria to be part of the World Music Contest in Kerkrade (Netherlands). • Brass Ensemble (brass and percussion ensemble of Buñol). • JESMP (young ensemble of saxophones, brass and percussion). He was given “Premio Jóvenes Talentos Bankia - Las Provincias” in 2018 and, consecuently invited to take part of a concert in the Palau de les Arts “Reina Sofia”.
Layan Atieh has been playing horn for six years, and is in her third year of undergraduate study at the Peabody Conservatory, studying with Robert Rearden. In 2020, Layan was accepted into the Aspen Music Festival, and was invited by audition to play in the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Virtual Masterclass Series and the MET Orchestra Musicians Masterclasses. In 2021, Layan was invited to perform in the New World Symphony’s Horn Town Hall, and won the 2nd prize in the Intermountain Horn Con Solo Competition. In addition to music, Layan is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Johns Hopkins University.
ALEX LORCA, HORN PLAYER Young Chilean horn player, born in the south of Chile in the city of Valdivia. He began his studies in "The School Nº1" of Valdivia at the age of 8 years, which leads him to participate from an early age in regional orchestras. In 2016 he moved to the city of Santiago and begins his undergraduate studies at the Universidad Mayor with Professor Edward Brown, He is also a member of the horn section of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra. He participated in masterclasses with Laura Klock (USA), Paulo Muñoz (Chile), Emanuele Urso (Italy), Matías Piñeira (Chile), Ignacio García (Chile), Dariuz Mikulski (Poland), Bernhard Scully (USA), David Cooper (USA) and chamber music with Dudu Carmel (Oboist Israel Philharmonic). He participated in international tours with "Quinteto Coda" in Israel, Greece and Palestine, and with the "National Youth Symphony Orchestra" in Morocco, Germany and Spain. He's been a member of the "Los Rios Philharmonic Orchestra", "Universidad Mayor Symphony Orchestra", "National Youth Symphony Orchestra" and "Coda Quintet". He is currently pursuing a diploma in "Pedagogical Improvement" at the Catholic University of Chile.
I'm Marco Cappelli (20 years old) and I'm from Italy. I've started to play horn when I was eleven years old with my first teacher Vincenzo Rico; now I'm a student of Conservatorio "A.Casella" in L'Aquila in he horn class of Giovanni d'Aprile. Also, I've partecipated at masterclass with: Roberto Miele, David Cooper, Alessio Allegrini, Paolo Valeriani. Recently, I've collaborated with Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, with Young Orchestra of Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and with Orchestra Scarlatti Junior. In 2018 I ranked third at Concorso Internazionale per Corno "D.Ceccarossi" di Orsogna in senior category, in 2019 second at Concorso Internazionale Mediterraneo Horn Metting in Minori, in 2020 first at Premio LAMS Matera in soloist category. .
I started my adventure with music at the age of 4 and obtained formal musical education in piano and violin, while also playing a variety of different instruments. I found myself unable to find the one instrument I could fully commit to and turned my attention towards other pursuits. It wasn’t until 2015 that I got the chance to learn my first brass instrument by joining a local wind orchestra. There, I finally found the instrument that rekindled my passion for music – the euphonium. I am currently studying this instrument at the I.J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland.
I was born on 1st June 1999 in Skierniewice (Poland) . I graduated from the State School of Music of the First Degree, the Local Government School of Music of the Second Degree in Skierniewice and the School Complex No.3 in Skierniewice. Currently I am a second-year student at the Academy of Music in Poznan (Poland), studying euphonium in the Poznan Tuba and Euphonium Classroom run by Mateusz Kurek. I am a young man whose passion is music (and more specifically playing the euphonium).
I was born in 2000 in Kolo, Poland and have been playing tuba for 7 years. I started my adventure with the tuba at the Music School in Koło, which I graduated with honors. Currently, I am a first-year student of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań in the tuba class of professor Mateusz Kurek. I have participated in many workshops and master classes.
Tamás Mészáros Trumpet 04.12.1997 Actual Studies: Kunstuniversität Graz
Eric Millard is the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at UNC Charlotte. Millard regularly performs with the Charlotte Symphony, was the third trumpet with the Tallahassee Symphony and has performed with the Charlotte Ballet, Opera Carolina, Boise Philharmonic, Ballet Idaho, Pensacola Symphony, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, and Northwest Florida Symphony. As a soloist, Millard has won prizes at competitions such as the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition, National Trumpet Competition, Music Teachers National Association Solo Competition, and the U.S. Army Band National Collegiate Solo Competition. Millard’s primary instructors were Dr. Christopher Moore, Vince DiMartino, Robert Sullivan, Mark Clodfelter, and Dr. William Stowman.
David is a freelance trumpeter and educator in Louisville, Kentucky. He has experience performing in a variety of settings including orchestra, concert band, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, brass ensemble, brass quintet, and trumpet ensemble. In addition, David performs solo engagements in the Louisville area and surrounding region. David currently performs with the Louisville based brass quintet, Bourbon & Brass Co. and will be completing his Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance this May. He is also a member of the International Trumpet Guild.
He was born in Zacoalco de Torres Jalisco Mexico. He begins his musical studies with his father Felipe Ochoa Encarnacion and extends them later in the Music School of the University of Guadalajara. Parallel to the studies in the Conservatoire, he extends knowledges with the teachers Juan Pardo,Jose Luis Parra And in master class with the teachers: Marcia Medrano, Faustino Diaz, Jacques Mauger, Daniel Lassalle, Stefan Schulz, to name a few. And he begins to form a part of the Zapopan Symphony Orchestra, Guadalajara Typical Orchestra and Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2015 to date he has been the Principal Trombonist of the Coahuila Philharmonic Orchestra.
Originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Jordan Redd will graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Doctor of Musical Arts in May of 2021. Achievements include: First Prize in the Charleston International Romantic Music Competition, First Prize in the Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, and First Prize in the Golden Music Classical Awards. Jordan is slated to make his Weill Recital Hall solo debut at Carnegie Hall in the winter of 2021. Additionally, Jordan was twice a National Finalist in the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Brass Competition where he placed second in 2019. Jordan was also a Finalist for the 2019 London Philharmonia Orchestra Brass fellowship.
Lorenz (°1994) graduated his Master’s Degree at Luca School of Arts (Belgium) under the guidance of Nick Ost. He is working as a professional euphonium player at the Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Airforce. He holds the Principal Euphonium seat at the ‘Noordlimburgse Brassband’ and plays at ‘Koninklijke Fanfare Onafhankelijkheid Wiekevorst’. Lorenz won the Foden’s Solo Competition 2019. He finished third at the British Open Solo Competition 2020. And he became second at the Jeju International Brass & Percussion Competition 2020. In addition to his career as a euphonium player, Lorenz is assistant professor euphonium at Luca School of Arts.
Filipe Carvalho started his studies at the age of 9 with professor João Aibéo. During the deformation years, he had the privilege of having several teachers such as Jorge Évora, Pedro Andrade and Adélio Carneiro. As a complement to this training, she tried to participate in several masterclasses with teachers from the international panamorama. It also has won two third prizes and one first prize "Terras de La Salette" contest and a third prize at APTE contest. Currently collaborates with several projects from orchestral music such as brass band or fanfares.
Born out of a childhood friendship, The Violin Angels, Faith, Anna and Megan, are neighbours who grew up in Singapore and enjoy playing the violin and hanging out together in equal measure. Now 11 years old, they spent 6 years with the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts – School of Young Talents’ Gifted Young Violinist program. The girls love performing together, and have won awards in various competitions and music festivals in Singapore and overseas, as a chamber group as well as individually. These include the Singapore Raffles International Music Festival, The American Protégé International Music Competition, the Asia Arts Festival, and the Vienna Virtuoso Festival. They have also been invited to perform at school and community events, and other official ceremonies. Keen to use their love of music to contribute to the community and give back to society, The Violin Angels have, for consecutive years, performed in charity fundraising events for the Singapore Cancer Society and the Autism Resource Centre.
Jazeps Medins Riga 1st Music School Flute Quartet - Ruta Marija Razna, Aleksandra Stankevica, Katrina Sizasa, Liliana Krole are playing together for 2 years, have performed in different concerts in Riga and Latvia, In 2020 won the 1st prize in International Chamber Music Competition "Musical Aquarelle 2020" in Lithuania Teacher Inga Grinvalde.
Qianli Lyu/Tanghao Chen
Fuge Guitar Duo is composed of two girls who were born in 2007. They started to learn classical guitar from Lijun wang who is the vice president of Shenzhen Guitar Association and teacher of Shenzhen Art School at the age of 7. They won the Second Prize of the Russian Classical Guitar Competition and the Frist Prize of the London Music Competition in 2020. They are also members of the Fuge Guitar Symphony Orchestra. They participated Shenzhen Bay Guitar Art Festival and the performance celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone in 2020.
Sarah and Avah Girges have been playing piano duet together for 2 years under the tutelage of Barbara Miller of Spokane, WA. Their achievements include gold medal at Northwest Musicfest in the piano duet category, 1st place at the Chicago International Music Competition ensemble category, 1st place at the Charleston International Music Competition piano duet, 1st place Spokane Piano Competition ensemble category, Russian Piano Competition of Seattle Silver winner, 2 time winner of Washington state MTNA and MTNA Northwest division culminating with a 2nd place at the MTNA national senior piano duet competition. The sister duo love the challenges that come with playing 4 hands on one piano. The coordination, timing and balance required to achieve a beautiful ensemble can be difficult to achieve and encourages them to improve their musical technique and musicality. They both look forward to a musical career in the future.
Ceyda Özeser, Arcan İsenkul, Arda Büyükgüral, Alp Birsel are the members of the Ensemble. They are all 16 years old and study in the Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Music Preparation High School where is in Ankara/ TURKEY. This ensemble depends on its school. And they give concerts in the Bilkent Concert Hall. They currently study with Adelya Ateşoğlu who is a chamber music teacher at school and a member of Bilkent Symphony Orchestra.
As natives of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the siblings Skyler Chan (16 years old), and Oliver Chan (13 years old) were solo artists before they started to play as a Duo. Currently, they study with Dr. Kyung Kim (Chair of Keyboard Division, Associate Professor of Piano, University of Minnesota School of Music) after studying with Professor Alexander Braginsky since the age of four years old. In 2021, they won 3rd Place in the MTNA national piano duet competition. They also won 2nd Place in the American Music Talent Competition and 1st Prize in the Enkor International Music Competition.
Born in Spain, sisters Yasmin & Soraya Gonzalez have played the piano since the early age, both solo and in duet, and won awards of multiple music contests: “Danubia Talents” (Budapest, Hungary), Shostakovich Competition (Volgograd, Russia), “Islamey” (Moscow, Russia), “Radiant Kazan” (Russia), “Musica Classica” (Ruza, Russia), etc. Currently enrolled in class of N.V.Kovalik at Shugom School for Gifted Children. Received solo and duet masterclasses from prominent pianists: Riccardo Marini, Vincenzo Balzani (Italy), Zhanna Nazaryants, Tatiana Safonova (Russia), Henri Sigfridsson (Finland), Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro (Portugal), Konstantinos Destounis (Greece), Judith Jauregui (Spain), Julia Siciliano (USA).
Daniel Schendel is a 10th grader at Henry M. Gunn Senior High School in Palo Alto, California. Daniel started playing piano when he was five years old under teacher Ms. Irina Rosinzonsky. He completed level 10 of California’s Certificate of Merit in spring 2020, with California state honor. He has also been invited frequently to both Branch Honor’s Recital and the Music Teacher Convention. In addition, he performed at the annual Music Autumn Festival for musically talented students. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering, debate, 3-D printing, Boy Scouts and playing with his dog Monkey.
Aaron Lee is a sophomore at Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California. Besides music, his interests include competitive soccer, coding and mathematics. As a freshman, Aaron completed ABRSM Grade 8 practical and theory exams and was selected to the Community School of Music and Arts’ (CSMA) “Merit Scholar Program.” He has competed and performed in “Autumn Festival” sponsored by the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC), the “US International Open Music Competition” where he was awarded a 3rd place medal in the “Junior Piano Solo and Chamber” category, and CSMA’s “Winter Solo Recital” and “Healthcare Worker Outreach” events.
I ‘m Wantim Yiu from China. I started to play the violin at the age of six and passed ABRSM grade Eight with distinction when I was Eleven. I am currently studying ABRSM violin diploma and ABRSM grade six music theory. Also, I am the concert master of my school’s orchestra. I’m Qianli Lyu from China, I started learning classical guitar at the age of 7. I have participated in classical guitar competitions in Serbia, Russia and London, and won gold and silver awards. Wantim and I started working together from last year
Adrián Martínez Beorlegui has been awarded at the Euskadi Young Musicians competition and at the Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga Conservatory. Having collaborated with many orchestras, he is a titular violist at the European Holstein Orchestra. He has recently been selected to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London, with a full scholarship provided by the institution. Adrià Perea Giménez studied at Barcelona Conservatory of Music with the highest qualifications and the Honor Prizes of piano, chamber music and soloist interpretation. He currently studies at the Liceu Conservatory with an Excellence Ferrer-Salat Scholarship. He is also the titular pianist at the National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia.
Małgorzata Bobińska-flute and Natalia Skonieczna-harp, both born in 2003 in Bydgoszcz (Poland). Currently, students of Mirosława Pawłowska (flute class) and Maria Lewandowska (harp and ensemble class). Winners of many national as well as international music competitions. As a duo they received, for example, 1st prize at International Music Competition „Musical Lace”, 1st prize at International Music Competition „Citta di Massa”, 2nd prize at XII International Competition „Marcel Tournier” (Italy, 2021). Both are also laureates of solo competitions. Recently Małgorzata has received the following prizes: 1st prize at International Music Competition MUSE (Greece, 2020), or 2nd prize at International Moscow Music Competition (Russia, 2020). In addition, she received a scholarship to participate in the international RCO Young project in Amsterdam. Natalia recently has received 2nd prize at X International Music Competition „Citta di Massa”, 2nd prize at prof. Karel Patras International Harp Competition (Czech Republic, 2019) or 1st Prize at X International Harp Competition (France, 2019).
Magdalena Turek and Weronika Grenda are students of Academy of Music in Poznan. They are laureates of national and international competitions - Baltic String Duo Competition Gdansk, OnStage Competition, Rudolf Barshai International Strings Competition, Myron Poliakin Violin Competition.
Members of Piano Quartet are students from I. J. Paderewski Academy in Poznań. They created their own ensamble few years ago. They played at many concerts and Festivals. Each member of Piano Quartet have also many prizes at International Competitions both in a band and solo.
The quartet was established in Lodz in 2019 and is created by the violinists: Agata Miłoś and Alicja Poręba, the violist - Malwina Miękoś and the cellist - Kajetan Kosiec. All of them are students of Academy of Music in Lodz in class mgr Sławomira Wilga. Venus String Quartet received many awards in countries like: Serbia, Russia, Canada, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Estonia, Denmark, Poland, Italy.
From 2007 Paulina Parol was student of ZPSM nr4 in Warsaw and from 2019 studying at The Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz University of Music in Lodz in dr Dominika Przech class. She is a laureate of international music competitions. Hubert Pisera from 2016 was student at Ludomir Różycki OSM Kielce. From 2019 he is studying at Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz University of Music in Lodz in prof. dr hab. Cezary Sanecki and dr Joanna Sochacka class. He worked with great pianists as Irina Rumiancewa, Edward Wolanin. Paulina and Hubert are prof. dr hab. Aleksandra Nawe students in chamber music class.
The members of Flute Quartet "Con Anima" are playing on different flutes. Elza Heinsberga plays flute and piccolo flute, Emilija Jirgensone- flute, Erlanda Atvare- flute and alto flute, Antra Kisele- flute and bass flute. During last 3 years Flute Quartet "Con Anima" has performed at the concert halls and churches in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden and Germany. Flute quartet also has taken part in the International Chamber music competitions in Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, where the quartet got the 1. prizes and Grand Prix in the International Chamber music Interpretation competition in Poland. During the 18th International Bach Chamber Music Festival the Flute quartet had got masterclasses by Rodrigo Calveyra, the artictic leader of Early music ensemble Canto Fiorito(Lithuania) and Baroque ensemble Musica Antiqua Salzburg(Austria). In 2019. 1st Prize in VII International J.Sibeliuss Competition, Finland. The repertoire of the Flute quartet "Con Anima" consists of the compositions from baroque composers to the composers of 21th century. The artistic leader of Flute quartet "Con Anima" is Inga Grinvalde.
Neus Pérez (Valencia, Spain) and Miguel Gonzalez (city of Mexico), meet at the Conservatorio Superior del Liceu in Barcelona, while studying for a Higher Degree in Music. They began to work together in September 2020 under the tutelage of the prestigious conductor Manel Valdivieso. Later they also receive classes from teachers from the same center, such as Juan Bautista Domenech or Francisco Rodriguez. They have performed on several occasions in different rooms of the Conservatory where they are currently studying as well as on stages in Barcelona, the city where the two musicians currently reside.
Lítore Quartet consists of Jaime Estévez (soprano saxophone), Sira Pellicer (alto saxophone), Hugo Lomba (tenor saxophone) and Miquel Flores (baritone saxophone), based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Among its achievements, highlight their participation in the semi-final of Concurs de Música de Cambra “Montserrat Alavedra”, the Art Jove Award 2020 (Palma, Spain) and their collaboration with institutions such as Fundació Joan Miró (Palma, Spain). They have also participated in several festivals, for instance, Mallorca Saxophone Festival 2020, III Festival Internacional de Música de Cambra de Mallorca (Majorca, Spain) and Cicle de Música a la Cambra Can Balaguer 2020 (Palma, Spain).
All members started their musical adventure within the walls of the Music School of F. Chopin in Bytom. Currently as lecturers they are associated with Academy of Music in Łódź and Academy of Music in Katowice. Laureates of more than 40 international and national competitions. They presented themselves during festivals, performing not only in Europe but also in Asia, Canada, Africa and South America. For their achievements so far, they have been recognized with such awards as the "Young Poland", MKiDN, YAMAHA Foundation, Davey Prize,"Wena" Award. As-SAI Piano Trio is regularly invited to conduct Masterclasses in Italy and Poland.
The Bulldog Brass Society, a group of five of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music's most talented brass musicians, is a fellowship-endowed graduate chamber group founded at University of Georgia in 1996, created under the guidance of the late Canadian Brass member Fred Mills, is now led by Phil Smith, former principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic. Acceptance into the group is earned through a competitive audition. The current members have a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. They have had success in numerous auditions and other competitive events. They perform regularly at the University of Georgia, public schools, and other venues in the Athens community.
(violinist hyelim-oh, cellist sung-hee lim, pianist ha-eun jang)
The Enosh Trio was formed in 2017. They all graduated Keimyung University. They won the first prize in the 10th Daegu Strings Symphony Orchestra competition and introduced to the media several times through the Korean TBC broadcaster and KBS radio. Currently, they are working as players of the Daegu City Arts Troupe.
Duo Prism (Loïc Abdelfettah & Quentin Rebuffet) is an original ensemble composed of a viola and a cello. Founded in 2016 at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon", Duo Prism is recognized as one of the most promising young French ensemble. Its original artistic approach is based on a refreshing and passionate way of playing music. Winner of several international music competitions, Duo Prism represents a new way of making chamber music : lively, original and creative.
Sforzando Clarinet Quartet was made in 2017 by four Polish clarinetists: Konrad Szumański, Kamil Gałecki, Rafał Gomółka and Dawid Sula. The repertoire is spanned from Bach and Mozart to Piazzola and Gershwin. Sforzando Clarinet Quartet took part in many concerts in Poland and won several prizes, such as 3rd Prize on International Chamber Music Competiton in Jawor in 2019.
The Quíron String Quartet is an ensemble formed by four Portuguese musicians with extensive résumés, who have individual experiences in the most prestigious schools in the world, in countries such as Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The name "Quíron", from Greek mythology, inspires the quartet to cultivate their knowledge and the group's passion for music, encouraging them to participate in various projects and contests, namely the NSKA (Academy of String Quartets of the Netherlands), where they are mentored by Éric Robrecht, and the Danel String Quartet.
Paulina Bujok (violinist) and Weronika Bujok (pianist) are sisters. The Duo Bujok from Poland made their debut in September 2018 at the International Chamber Music Festiwal „Music On The Heights” in Zakopane. They also performed there in 2019. The culmination of successes for the ensemble has been the First Prize at the II Wiener Danubia Talents International Music Competition (Vienna, Austria, 2020); Second Prize at the 1st ISCART International Online Music Competition (Lugano, Switzerland, 2020); Honourable Mention at the XX International Juliusz Zarebski Music Competition (Poland, Warsaw, 2020); Third Prize at the 3rd AEMC (Associazione Europea di Musica e Comunicazione) International Chamber Music Competition (Montacassiano, Italy, 2021). Both artists pursue studies at Polish music academies. Paulina Bujok is currently pursuing doctoral studies under the supervision of prof. Mieczysław Szlezer at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow and postgraduate studies under the supervision of prof. Roman Lasocki at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. Weronika Bujok is studying in the piano class of prof. Milena Kedra and in the chamber music class of prof. Michal Dziad at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow.
Blooming Duo combines the timbre and the musical aesthetics of both harp and marimba, creating a new sound within classical music. This duo, whose first performance took place in May 2012, is comprised of the harpist Esther Pinyol Grífols (Vilanova i la Geltrú, 1990) and the percussionist Ferran Carceller Amorós (Castelló, 1985). In 2012 they were the second award-winning in the Vinaròs International Chamber Music Competition. One year later, in the 18th Arjau Competition, the duo got not only the second prize but also the special prize from the audience. Further, the 21st Chamber Competition José Mirabent i Magrans, in Sitges, provided them with the prize from the “Mas i Mas” Foundation. Willing to have their own works as well as original compositions for this combination of instruments, Blooming Duo has released works by Feliu Gasull and Joan Sanmartí. In the near future, they will play two unperformed works ordered by the well-known composers Marc Timón and Andrés Serafini.
Wind quartet of the Academy of Music in Łódź consists of four young music students, who are passionate about beautiful chamber music. That is why Julia Jurkiewicz, Emilia Reske, Diana Śliwińska and Maciej Wijata gathered together. They play as an ensemble since October 2020.
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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