Brass & Woodwind Instrument Players
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.
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.
In 2008, at the age of 12, Peter Moore became the youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Musician Competition. At the age of 18 he was appointed co-principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra and in 2015 joined the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme.
Katrina Marzella has been hailed as the leading baritone horn player of her generation.
At the age of eighteen, he started playing with the BRT-Jazz Orchestra & BRT-Big Band (Belgian Radio & Television), the Act Big Band (dir. Michel Herr) and a lot af small jazz-groups.
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.
Franck PULCINI, from Limoges, started his musical studies at the Limoges Regional National Conservatory (Conservatoire National de Région de Limoges) under the mentorship of Gérard DUBARRY where he won a gold medal then a prix de la Ville (City Award).
Born in Rustington, England(UK) on 4th January 1971, Nigel Hitchcock first began to play the recorder at age 6, so as to complete the recorder quartet comprising of his elder brother and two sisters.