Brass & Woodwind Instrument Players
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.
„Wenn die Energie zu Klang wird, und die Leidenschaft als Melodie erklingt, fühle ich mich wohl.“
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.
Grammenos Chalkias has held the position of Principal Clarinet with the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra since 2000.
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.
Eric Aubier entered Maurice Andre's class at the CNSM of Paris at the age of 14 where he was the youngest graduate at the time earning three first prizes.
A gifted trombonist, conductor, composer and arranger, world-renowned musician Wycliffe Gordon grew up in Waynesboro, Georgia in the United States. He was musically influenced at a young age by his father, Lucius Gordon, a classical pianist and teacher.
Baritone sax player, composer and educator Katharina (Tini) Thomsen is building a strong following for her unique style of high-energy jazz-rock with her bands MaxSax and Q4 wowing audiences at festivals and venues across Europe.