brass united

Formed by members of prestigious European orchestras
Debuted in the Netherlands in May 2015,
Long-awaited first visit to Japan in March 2017! !

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Alexandre Baty (trumpet)

Principal, French National Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

Principal flutist of the French National Radio Philharmonic Orchestra (2008- ). 2011-2012 Principal flutist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. 2009 Haydn International Music Competition (Budapest) 1st prize, 2010 Prague Spring International Music Competition 1st prize, 2011 Munich International Music Competition 2nd prize. At the age of 23, he was selected as the principal of the Orchester National de Loire de France. As a soloist or guest principal, he has been invited to perform by the Deutsche Symphonie Berlin, the Soul Philharmonic, the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchester de la Suisse Romande, and the Orchester National de France. He has also visited Europe, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, South Korea, Spain, Japan, Russia, and the United States for recitals and master classes. Conducted by C. Myung-Whun, M. Jansons, N. Harnoncourt, V. Gergiev, G. Dudamel, K. Masur, R. Muti, E.-P. Salonen, P. Boulez, M. Janowski. In 2011, at the Salle Pleyel, he recorded live the concerto of Tomasi with the French Radio Philharmonic conducted by C. Myung-Whun. In 2012, he performed Haydn's Concerto with the Opera Comique Orchestra conducted by T. Koopman, and Jolivet's 2nd Concerto with the Berliner Symphony Orchestra conducted by R. Wigglesworth at the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Wim Van Hasselt (trumpet)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Former Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra trumpet player. He teaches at the current Freiburg University of Music and the Amsterdam Conservatory, and is actively involved in giving recitals and master classes around the world. As a chamber musician he has participated in festivals in Lucerne, Bad Kissingen and Schleswig-Holstein.

After studying at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Orchestra Academy of the Stuttgart State Theater, he was a member of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra from 2005 to 2009 and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra from 2009 to 2014. He has also performed with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Also active as a Yamaha artist.

Jasper de Waal (Hr)

Principal, Chamber Orchestra of Europe

After serving as the principal player of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for eight years, he has been invited as a freelance player to numerous orchestras such as the Seoul Philharmonic and the Hong Kong Philharmonic since 2013. In 2014, he was selected as the principal player of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and continues to perform regularly. His concerto solos and chamber music recordings (Haydn, Brahms, Schumann, Reinecke/Channel Classics) have been highly acclaimed by audiences and the press alike. He is a visiting professor at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Amsterdam and gives masterclasses all over the world.

Jörgen van Rijen (Tb)

Principal, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

After studying with George Vigel at the Rotterdam Conservatory and graduating with honors, he studied Michel Becke and baroque trombone with Daniel LaSalle at the Lyon Conservatoire. After serving as principal player of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, he has been principal player of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 1997. He has performed as a soloist on numerous occasions, and has performed with world-famous orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in European countries, the United States, Canada, Japan, China, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, and Australia. . He has won both the Toulon and Gebwiller international trombone competitions, as well as the Dutch Ministry of Culture's Dutch Music Award (2004) and the Borletti Buitoni Foundation Award (2006). In chamber music, he is active in ensembles such as New Trombone Collective and RCO Brass. He teaches at the Amsterdam Conservatoire, and from the 2012-2013 season he was newly appointed as a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music.

Stéphane Labeyrie (Tub)

Principal of the Paris Orchestra

Principal player of the Orchester de Paris. After studying at the Toulouse Regional Conservatory, he entered the Lyon National Conservatoire at the age of 15 and studied under Mel Culbertson. Four years later, the jury unanimously won the Premier Prix. Since 1995, he has won awards at competitions such as the Sydney International Tuba Competition (Australia), the Markneukirchen (Germany), and the Riva del Garda (Italy). Since 1996, he is the principal solo tuba player of the Orchester National du Capitole de Toulouse. Since 1999, he has been the principal solo tuba player of the Orchester de Paris. Along with his solo performances around the world, he is also active in chamber music with IBY6 Brass, Octobone, and French Brass Ensemble. His solo recordings and other discs have been highly acclaimed worldwide. After teaching for four years at the Lausanne Conservatoire, he became a professor at the Lyon Conservatoire.

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