Brass & Woodwind Instrument Players
Jurij Hladnik graduated in 1996 at the Music academy in Ljubljana in professor Alojz Zupan's class.
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.
A seasoned jazz veteran, virtuosic trumpeter and prolific composer, Randy Brecker’s horn has graced the bandstands and recordings of Horace Silver, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Charles Mingus, Clark Terry, Joe Henderson, Duke Pearson, Frank Foster and Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. As a first call studio player, Brecker’s trumpet has also energized innumerable studio sessions by artists ranging from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, and Frank Zappa.
Jean-Yves Fourmeau is a first-class classical saxophone artist. He has been the professor at Cergy-Pontoise Conservatory. He used to be the professor at Indiana University in the USA from 2000 to 2001.
Kirsty Abbotts joins growing list of Yamaha Neo Artists. Highly regarded cornet player Kirsty Abbotts, principal cornet of Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Brass Band, has selected a Yamaha Neo Cornet choosing the yellow brass bell version.
Born in 1971, Nicolas Prost obtains into 1994 the 1st Prices unanimously of saxophone and chamber music to Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris.
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.
Damiano was born in 1961 in Asti, Italy, and graduated from Verdi Conservatory of Turin in 1982. Before coming to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, he was a principal of bassoon in the RAI (Italian Radio) Orchestra of Turin (1982-85) and in the Vienna Philharmonic (1985-87).
Born in Limoges, France in 1972, Jérôme Voisin started playing the clarinet at the age of 9. He has been a principal clarinet of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France since 2006.