Brass & Woodwind Instrument Players
Joakim Bergsrønning is a young Norwegian saxophonist and clarinet player with a wealth of musical experience, particularly in popular music. Although still very young, Joakim has made his mark both as a soloist and as a member of a number of high profile big bands, horn sections and theatre orchestras. Working throughout Norway, Joakim also has experience working as a teacher, lecturer, composer and arranger.
Mathieu Dufour is principal flute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 1999. Before coming to Chicago, he was principal flute solo of the Paris National Opera Orchestra from 1996 to 1999. Prior to his appointment there, he served as principal flute solo of the Orchestra National du Capitole de Toulouse for three years.
Frank Brodahl is Yamaha artist since 1992 and employed in The Norwegian Wind Ensemble.
Markus Bebek was born in 1975 in Nürnberg, and studied from 1998 with Prof. Günther Beetz at the Musikhochschule Mannheim. Here he obtained his Diploma in 2004 and a 'Solist Diploma' in 2006. Presently he is Assistant Principal Trumpet at the “Opern- und Museumsorchester Frankfurt/Main” which is well-known as one of the best opera orchestras in Germany.
Eugene Rousseau has performed across North America and on five continents since his Carnegie Hall debut. The legendary saxophonist Marcel Mule described Rousseau as "a brilliant saxophonist and distinguished artist," and critics the world over have echoed Mule's praise.
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.
Born and raised in Hawaii to a musical family, Eric is now one of the most in demand soloist/clinician in the world.