Brass & Woodwind Instrument Players
Jeff Coffin is internationally known saxophonist, composer and educator. He is the 3 time Grammy Award winning saxophonist (since 1997) of one of the most innovative and ground breaking fusion groups of the last 20 years, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones.
In a career spanning two decades, Dave Koz has established himself as a platinum-selling artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, and instrumental music advocate. A six-time GrammyR nominee, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009.
Born in 1958 in Montreal, Canada, Khaner studied at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of the late Julius Baker. After serving as co-principal of the Pittsburgh Symphony and principal of the Cleveland Orchestra and Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, he has been Principal Flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1990.
O trompetista Allen Vizzutti é um instrumentista e compositor versátil mais conhecido por sua proezas no jazz, embora tenha um trabalho bastante amplo também na área clássica.
THOMAS HOOTEN is Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. He can be heard on numerous Los Angeles Philharmonic recordings, including Mahler's Ninth Symphony and Lutoslawski's Symphony No. 1.
Nobuya Sugawa is an internationally acclaimed saxophonist whom Japan is very much proud of. He has assumed a role of the concert master of Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra for almost 22 years from 1989 through 2010. Currently along with the activities as a soloist, he performs as a member of Trouvère Quartet. He also serves as the resident conductor of Yamaha Symphonic Band, and is a visiting professor of Tokyo University of Arts.
Peter-Lukas Graf is nowadays the doyen of international well-known flutists. After a decade of mainly conducting operas and symphonic concerts, he has been a professor in Basle.
David Bilger has held the position of principal trumpet of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1995. Prior to joining the Orchestra, he held the same position with the Dallas Symphony.
Jean-Yves Fourmeau is a first-class classical saxophone artist. He has been the professor at Cergy-Pontoise Conservatory. He used to be the professor at Indiana University in the USA from 2000 to 2001.
"Comecei na trompa e, depois, fui para o trompete. Estudei com meu avô, com Haroldo Paladino, Paul Mitchel, Gilberto Siqueira, Edgar Batista - o Capitão -, Inácio Pinto de Souza (teoria e harmonia), Osvaldo Lacerda (harmonia e análise), Cláudio Leal Ferreira (arranjo) e Roberto Sion (improvisação)."