Brass & Woodwind Instrument Players
Saxophonist Simon Bates is known and respected for his stylistic versatility and instrumental prowess.
Jurij Hladnik graduated in 1996 at the Music academy in Ljubljana in professor Alojz Zupan's class.
Arfon Owen is a multi-instrumental musician who has been at the forefront of the brass band movement from the age of 18 and has played in many of the World’s finest brass ensembles. His hugely successful career has meant that he has performed in many of the World´s most iconic venues and festivals to capacity audiences. Away from the concert platform, Arfon has recorded many studio albums and performed on a number of television and radio broadcasts internationally. Known for his unrivalled versatility as a musician, he is also highly proficient on the cornet, trumpet, flugel horn and French horn, and works regularly as a professional pianist and organist. Currently residing in Stavanger, Norway, Arfon is a member of the Stavanger Brass Band, working as a session musician, conductor and educator.
Geoff Warren is a graduate from London University who studied flute with Derek Honner of the Royal Academy of Music.
Jan Jakub Bokun
Jan Jakub Bokun is a Polish clarinetist and conductor. Graduated summa cum laude from Karol Lipiński Music Academy in Wrocław and obtained further postgraduate training with Guy Dangain at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
Bernhard Röthlisberger is principal clarinet and bass clarinet player in Berner Symphonieorchester (Bern, Switzerland) and teacher at Zurich, Bern and Lucerne Conservatoires.
The CeDeL saxophone quartet is a young, contemporary ensemble that first met at the Lemmensinstitute in Leuven in 2007. The members of the Cedel Quartet are Peter Cverle: soprano saxophone, Vincent Alpaerts: alto saxophone, Jitse Coopman: tenor saxophone and Pieter Legacy: baritonsaxophone.
An artiste with an exceptional talent who has made a name for himself as one of the finest trumpet players in the world today, (London, www.4barsrest.com ) Yamaha Performing Artist Rex Richardson has become one of the busiest crossover trumpet virtuosos on the international scene.
Ingolf Burkhardt about his Yamaha instruments : For me, the direct response and the way the notes fit into place are just fascinating - this makes it possible to play fast passages precisely and with ease. This means: start playing - feel good