Brass & Woodwind Instrument Players
Born in Barking 26 years ago, YolanDa started to study her passion early on. At six, she was regularly seated at the piano, going diligently through the keys until she understood it intrinsically.
Clifford Brown and Maurice André had an active hand in launching Antoine Curé’s eclectic path
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 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.
Principal cornet of Brass Band 13 étoiles (CH) Principal cornet of Concordia de Vétroz (CH)
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bobby began playing the guitar at the age of eight and switched to the trumpet at ten. By the time he was thirteen he was playing at local dances with a number of bands and by fifteen had put together his own group to play at dances, occasional concerts and in jazz coffee houses.
Emanuele Casieri, began playing the trumpet aged 7 in his hometown's wind band and later started having lessons with Silvio Romeo. Following on from that, he joined Giuseppe Bodanza's trumpet class at Milan Conservatoire of Music and just after graduating, won the position of Principal Trumpet in the “G.Verdi” Milan Symphony Orchestra.
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.
Internationally renowned trumpet soloist Jens Lindemann has achieved a critically acclaimed career as one of the world’s great virtuosos.