Brass & Woodwind Instrument Players
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.
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.
Britta Jacobs has been a solo flutist of the German Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern since 2007.
First Thomas Horch was student of Hans Kuhner (Radio Symphony Orchester Frankfurt), later of Prof. Branimir Slokar at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Cologne.
Steven Devolder started his musical education with the age of 8 at the music academy of Harelbeke.
Andrea Tofanelli is one of the most outstanding trumpet players in the international jazz scene. Born in Italy, he already performed with almost all great jazz musicians all over the world.
Having studied the trumpet with Claes Strömblad at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Michael went on to study in Chicago with Professor Vincent Cichowicz.
Huw Morgan is internationally recognised as one of the most sought-after brass players of his generation.
Frits Damrow started his musical career as principal trumpet of the Radio Symphony Orchestra of the Netherlands when he was 21 and still had to finish his studies at the Maastrichts Conservatory. After 9 years he was appointed as principal trumpet of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam holding this position from 1991 until 2010. Since 2009 he has been Professor of trumpet at the University of the Arts in Zurich, Switzerland (www.zhdk.ch) and since 2013 he is principal trumpet of the Sinfonieorchester Basel.