Frits Damrow started his musical career as principal trumpet of the Radio Symphony Orchestra of the Netherlands when he was 21 and still had to finish his studies at the Maastrichts Conservatory. After 9 years he was appointed as principal trumpet of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam holding this position from 1991 until 2010. He was also active as a trumpet teacher at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam from 1993 until 2010. As a chamber musician Frits Damrow played in different groups like the Amsterdam Bach Soloists, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, the Ebony Band, the Brass Quintet and Brass Ensemble of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Since 2009 he has been Professor of trumpet at the University of the Arts in Zurich, Switzerland (www.zhdk.ch) and since 2013 he is principal trumpet of the Sinfonieorchester Basel.
He is a regular teacher and soloist at many summer courses and festivals, like the Hamamatsu International Wind instruments Academy in Japan, Musica Verano in Mexico, the Italian Brass Week, Ionian Summer Academy in Greece, Cursu International de Musica in Spain, Blekinge Int. Brass Academy in Sweden, the Tbilisi Wind Festival and Sauerland Herbst in Germany. He also gave master classes at institutions like North Western University in Chicago, the San Francisco Conservatory, the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, the Hochschule in Freiburg, the Richard Strauss Konservatorium in Munich, the Tchaikowsky Conservatory and Gnesin Academy in Moscow, the State Conservatory in Athens, Greece, Shobi University in Tokyo, the National University in Seoul and several universities in China. As a soloist Frits Damrow played with orchestras like the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Symfonietta Amsterdam, Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra, Italian Chamber Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Lithuania, Slovak Symfonietta and the Buchon Symphony Orchestra of Seoul.
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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.
Guillame Couloumy geboren 1979 in Limoges (Frankreich), begann das Studium der Trompete bei Bruno Gorce am Conservatoire National de Région de Limoges und setzte seine Ausbildung in der Klasse von Max Sommerhalder an der Musikhochschule Detmold fort, wo er 2002 mit Auszeichnung abschloss.