Brass & Woodwind Instrument Players
John Bruce Yeh
John Bruce Yeh joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1977, the first Asian musician ever appointed to the CSO, and is now the longest-serving clarinetist in CSO history.
Dave Bishop began playing the recorder at 7 years of age, moving to the saxophone aged 10. At 11, Dave joined his first big band before joining the National Youth Jazz Orchestra at 13 where he enjoyed 11 years recording and performing throughout the World.
Grammenos Chalkias has held the position of Principal Clarinet with the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra since 2000.
Ingolf Burkhardt about his Yamaha instruments : For me, the direct response and the way the notes fit into place are just fascinating - this makes it possible to play fast passages precisely and with ease. This means: start playing - feel good
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 in 1975, graduated with best votes at the Bolzano Conservatory, and with honourable mention at Scuola di Musica in Fiesole (FI), improving later with Roger Bobo, Vinko Globokar, Giancarlo Parodi, Philip Smith, Thomas Stevens, Stephen Burns and Rex Martin.
Simon Gresswell, born in Queensbury, is a former member of Black Dyke Mills, Desford Colliery, Faireys and YBS Bands and is currently playing with the Brighouse & Rastrick Band.