Brass & Woodwind Instrument Players
Thorsten Benkenstein is one of the most respected Lead Trumpet players around the world. Since 2005 he holds the position as Lead Trumpet in the NDR-Big Band in Hamburg.
Huw Morgan is internationally recognised as one of the most sought-after brass players of his generation.
Arfon Owen is a multi-instrumental musician who has been at the forefront of the brass band movement from the age of 18 and has played in many of the World’s finest brass ensembles. His hugely successful career has meant that he has performed in many of the World´s most iconic venues and festivals to capacity audiences. Away from the concert platform, Arfon has recorded many studio albums and performed on a number of television and radio broadcasts internationally. Known for his unrivalled versatility as a musician, he is also highly proficient on the cornet, trumpet, flugel horn and French horn, and works regularly as a professional pianist and organist. Currently residing in Stavanger, Norway, Arfon is a member of the Stavanger Brass Band, working as a session musician, conductor and educator.
Lars Karlin is a Swedish trombonist and arranger living in Berlin, Germany. He started trombone studies at the age of twelve under Hans-Göran Olson at the Music School in Borlänge, Sweden.
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.
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.
THOMAS HOOTEN is Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. He can be heard on numerous Los Angeles Philharmonic recordings, including Mahler's Ninth Symphony and Lutoslawski's Symphony No. 1.
Born and raised in Hawaii to a musical family, Eric is now one of the most in demand soloist/clinician in the world.
Without a doubt, the Belgium trumpeter, Jeroen Berwaerts, is one of the most interesting musicians of the young musical generation.