Brass & Woodwind Instrument Players
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.
The name Phil Woods evokes in most jazz fans the image of a sizzling hot tone and an intensely driving rhythmic pulse, as well as improvisations that grab listeners and never release. He's an alｔo saxophone player (and clarinetist) whose lineage is clearly rooted in Charlie Parker, Benny Carter and Johnny Hodges.
Damiano was born in 1961 in Asti, Italy, and graduated from Verdi Conservatory of Turin in 1982. Before coming to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, he was a principal of bassoon in the RAI (Italian Radio) Orchestra of Turin (1982-85) and in the Vienna Philharmonic (1985-87).
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.
Born and raised in Hawaii to a musical family, Eric is now one of the most in demand soloist/clinician in the world.
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.
Mathieu Dufour is principal flute of the Berliner Philharmoniker, a position he has held since 2014. Before coming to Berlin, he was principal flute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1999 to 2014.
Nascido em Albuquerque, Novo México, Bobby começou a tocar violão na idade de oito anos, e mudou para o trompete aos 10 anos. Quanto tinha 13 anos, já estava tocando em bailes locais com diversas bandas, e aos 15 anos, montou seu próprio grupo de baile tocando em concertos ocasionais e em cafés e casas de jazz.
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.
"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)."