Brass & Woodwind Instrument Players
Founding member of the bass trumpet/accordion duo with Pierre Cussac, of the wind sextet Saxback and active member of the Symphonie de Poche by Nicolas Simon
Wim Van Hasselt
Wim Van Hasselt is professor of trumpet at the University of Music Freiburg in Germany and regularly gives solo appearances and masterclasses at home and abroad (Europe, N-America and Japan). He’s also an active chamber musician in different ensembles and has appeared at the festivals of Lucerne, Bad Kissingen and Schleswig Holstein among many others.
Principal cornet of Brass Band 13 étoiles (CH) Principal cornet of Concordia de Vétroz (CH)
Lars Karlin is a Swedish trombonist and arranger living in Berlin, Germany. He started trombone studies at the age of twelve under Hans-Göran Olson at the Music School in Borlänge, Sweden.
Thorsten Benkenstein is one of the most respected Lead Trumpet players around the world. Since 2005 he holds the position as Lead Trumpet in the NDR-Big Band in Hamburg.
grew up near Bremen. He had his first trombone lessons with Prof. Joachim Mittelacher at Hamburg University of Music and Theatre before becoming a student of Prof. Ehrhard Wetz in 1996 at the Lübeck University of Music.