new york phil brass quintet

The monsters of the prestigious New York Philharmonic are back in Japan!

Breath of the shining super skyscraper released by the world's best brass section!

Make it a big name that will silence a crying child,

The long-awaited revisit of the New York Philharmonic's most active players ! !

New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet

Since starting their activities in the summer of 1983, they have toured not only the United States and Europe, but also Canada, Mexico, China, and Japan. It has received a great response.

With his astounding technique and volume, he can play any difficult piece effortlessly without feeling the slightest difficulty. The superstars who are worshiped like gods by some brass fans continue to impress all music fans with their brilliant sounds and well-crafted stages.

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Philip Smith, Principal, New York Philharmonic

Ethan Bensdorf / New York Philharmonic player Ethan Bensdorf


Joseph Alessi / NY Philharmonic Principal Joseph Alessi


Philip Myers, NY Philharmonic Principal


Alan Baer, ​​NY Philharmonic Principal

Philip Smith / Trumpet

He began playing the trumpet in the Salvation Army and was taught by his father, the famous cornetist Derek Smith, before studying at the Juilliard School with E. Trottel and W. Vacciano. In January 1975, while still a student at Juilliard, he was appointed by Georg Solti to join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In October 1978, he was appointed Principal Trumpet of the New York Philharmonic by Zubin Mehta. He has performed over 100 times as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic under conductors such as Bernstein, Järvi, Leinsdorf, Masur, and Mehta, as well as with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, and others. He has performed with many American orchestras, given many recitals, and is also passionate about education. USMC Military Band, West Point Band, US Coast Guard Band, TRADOC (Army Training and Doctrine Corps) Band, College Wind Ensemble, Black Dyke Mills Band, Rigid Containers Band, Gothenburg Band. He has performed with The Brass, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Intrada Brass, and Salvation Army bands around the world. Caramoor International Music Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Swiss Brass Week, Bremen Trumpet Days, Oslo Trumpet Week, Harmony Ridge Festival (Vermont), Scotia Music Festival, etc., International Trumpet Guild Conference I do recitals from time to time. Solo releases with Deutsche Grammophon, Cala, Summit, New World, Arabesque and others, Canadian Brass, Empire Brass, Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Bargemusic, New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony Orchestra I have also recorded with the group. He currently teaches at the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music.

Ethan Bensdorf / Trumpet

Joined the New York Philharmonic in June 2008 after working as the Associate Principal of the Naples Philharmonic (Florida) from 2007-2008. Studied with Barbara Butler, Charles Geyer, and Christopher Martin at Northwestern University, graduating in 2007. While still a student, he performed with the Chicago Civic Orchestra for two years, and also performed with the New World Symphony and the Chicago Symphony's contemporary music ensemble "Music NOW". In May 2005, she represented Northwestern University in The Conservatory Project Recital Series at the Kennedy Center. In September 2006, he won the Armando Guitarra International Trumpet Classical Award and performed as a soloist with the United States Coast Guard Military Band and the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra. He has also participated in the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo twice. Participated in the National Orchestra Institute in Maryland. In 2006 and 2007, he was named a Fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center and won the Voisin Trumpet Award.

Joseph Alessi / Trombone

In the spring of 1985, he was appointed principal player of the New York Philharmonic. He began his music career in his hometown of California with his father, and was a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra while attending high school in San Rafael. He then studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. After four seasons with the Philadelphia Orchestra, he joined the New York Philharmonic after working with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Active as a soloist and chamber musician. In the spring of 1990, he made his soloist debut with the New York Philharmonic in Creston's Fantasia. In 1992, he premiered the Pulitzer Prize-winning Christopher Routh Trombone Concerto (commissioned to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the New York Philharmonic). In 2000, he performed James Pugh's Trombone Concerto with the New York Philharmonic.

Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Bellini Opera Orchestra, Mannheim State Opera Orchestra, The Hague Invited as a Philharmonic soloist. Participated in music festivals around the world such as Festivale Musica di Camera in Protogruaro (Italy), Cabrillo Music Festival, Swiss Brass Week, Lieksa Brass Week (Finland). In 1997 he was invited to the International Trombone Festival (Feldkirch, Austria) and the International Congress of Wind Instruments (L'Isle, France). He is also a founding member of Summit Brass at the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute (Tempe, Arizona).

He has taught at Temple University (Philadelphia), the Grand Teton Festival (Wyoming), and currently teaches at the Juilliard School, with students in major orchestras across the United States. As an Edwards clinician, he has given masterclasses around the world, especially in Europe, where he gives masterclasses and recitals. He has been invited as a soloist by the West Point Military Band, Hanover Wind Symphony, Ridgewood, and New Jersey Concert Band.

CDs include "Slide Area" (D'Note record), "New York Legend" (Cala), and "Fandango" with Philip Smith, Principal Trumpet of the New York Philharmonic. A live recording of Routh's concerto with the New York Philharmonic was also made into a CD as "American Celebration Vol.2". In 1999, he was invited to record a new work by the International Trombone Association, which was distributed to its 5,000 members worldwide. In recent years, George Crumb's Starchild (Bridge Records) won a Grammy Award in 1999-2000, and a recording with Canadian Brass (Sony Classical) (Philip Records) has also been released.

Philip Myers / Horn

In 1980, he joined the New York Philharmonic as principal player. Since making his solo debut with the New York Philharmonic in the first month of joining the company, he has made numerous appearances as a soloist. In recent years, in the autumn of 2003, he performed Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4 under the baton of Robert Minchuk. In May 2001, Schumann's "Concertostuck for 4 Horns" under Masur, and Benjamin Britten's "Serenade for Tenors, Horns and Strings" under André Previn in the fall of 2001. playing. He began his orchestral career in 1971 as the principal player of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. From 1974 to 1977, he was a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. In 1979, while he was the principal player of the Minnesota Orchestra, he made his debut as a soloist performing Richard Strauss's Horn Concerto No. 1 under the baton of Neville Marriner. A native of Indiana, he graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Alan Baer / Tuba

On June 21, 2004, he joined the New York Philharmonic as the principal flutist. He has held positions as principal flutist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded with the Cleveland Orchestra under Ashkenazy, performed with the Peninsula Music Festival (Wisconsin), New Orleans Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Concert Orchestra, Ojai Festival Orchestra (California), Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed as a soloist in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and France.

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