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.
Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joshua Redman, Pat Martino, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheney, and Mike Stern.
Soloist, Colori Ensemble, Mallet Collective, Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, Teacher at the Percussion Friends-Sweelinck Academy at the Conservatory of Amsterdam
Timpani Soloist Baleares Symphony Orchestra, teacher in Palma de Mallorca Superior Coservatory
Artis Sīmanis is the founder of the Riga Saxophone Quartet (1992) as well as the initiator and Artistic Director of the International Saxophone Music Festival Saxophonia.
French percussionist and composer Gabriel Collet and Polish percussionist Elwira Ślązak have formed an eclectic and complementary duo since the year 2000 . Gabriel Collet composes symphonic music and film soundtracks as well as a wide repertoire for the duo, and is also an active concert artist. Elwira Ślązak is a soloist, juror of international competitions and records music for various visual forms (film, radio plays, audio books).
Bart De Lausnay
In 2004, Bart graduated from the Conservatory of Ghent as a master of music – in Classical Music with Michel Takashi and Luc De Dass.
After his classical percussion studies Bart (born 2 June 1961, Anderlecht, Belgium) studied marimba with Robert Van Sice and followed master classes with Keiko Abe, Gordon Stout, Steven Schick ...