new york phil brass quintet

A brass quintet consisting of famous players from the prestigious New York Philharmonic!

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

By major active players who support the current New York Philharmonic

New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet, long-awaited visit to Japan! !


Trumpet: Christopher Martin, Principal of the New York Philharmonic

Trumpet: Christopher Martin, principal
Trumpet: Ethan Bensdorf, New York Philharmonic

Trumpet: Ethan Bensdorf

Horn: Richard Dean Principal of the NY Philharmonic

Horn: Richard Deane, principal

Trombone: Colin Williams Vice Principal, New York Philharmonic

Trombone: Colin Williams, associate principal

Tuba: Alan Beyer, Principal of the NY Philharmonic

Tuba: Alan Baer, ​​principal

Christopher Martin, Trumpet

Christopher Martin was appointed Principal Trumpet of the New York Philharmonic in September 2016. For nearly 20 years, he has served as principal of the Chicago Symphony, Principal of the Atlanta Symphony, and Vice Principal of the Philadelphia Orchestra. In October 2016, he made his solo debut with the New York Philharmonic, playing G. Ligeti's work "Mystery of the Macabre" directed by music director Alan Gilbert.

Praised by the Chicago Tribune as "a virtuosic effortless and meticulous", he has appeared as a soloist numerous times both in Japan and abroad with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of music director Riccardo Muti.

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Also, in 2012, Christopher Rouse's concerto "Heimdall's Trumpet" will be performed for the world premiere, and the Polish-born composer Andrzej Panufnik's "Concerto in Ancient Methods" under Muti will be performed. There is a French concerto program of the century, and performances of JS Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 2" over more than a dozen performances. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico.

Solo recordings include ``Lincoln'' (2012) soundtrack, directed by Steven Spielberg, composed by John Williams, the album ``Gabriel'' by the National Brass Ensemble, and ``Brass Live'' on the Chicago Symphony label in 2011. be.

He also has a keen interest in music education, having taught at Northwestern University and with the Chicago Civic Orchestra. In 2010, he co-founded the National Brass Symposium with his brother Michael Martin, a trumpeter with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In 2016, he received the Edwin Franco Goldman Memorial Award from the American Band Leaders Association for his outstanding contribution to the development of the wind band.

In recitals, he performs with his wife Margaret, an organist and pianist.

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Ethan Bensdorf, Trumpet

Ethan Bensdorf joined the New York Philharmonic in June 2008. Prior to that, he served as Acting Vice-President of the Naples Philharmonic in Florida during the 2007-08 season. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University in 2007. He studied with Barbara Butler, Charles Geyer, and Christopher Martin. While in school, he performed for two years with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, a training orchestra for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the New World Symphony and Music NOW, the contemporary ensemble of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In May 2005, he was selected to represent Northwestern University at the John F. Kennedy Center as part of "The Conservatoire Project" recital series.

In September 2006, he performed solo with the United States Coast Guard Military Band and the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra in Massachusetts, winning the Armando Guitarra International Trumpet Classical Award. He has also participated in the Pacific Music Festival Sapporo twice and the National Orchestra Institute in Maryland. In the summer of 2006 and 2007, he was elected a Fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center and was awarded the Roger Voisin Trumpet Award, named after Roger Voisin (who passed away in 2008), principal trumpeter of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Richard Deane, Horn

Richard Dean was appointed Vice Principal of the New York Philharmonic in September 2014. He is currently acting as acting chief. Since 1987, he has been the third player with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and has appeared on over 80 recordings, 20 of which have won Grammy Awards. Performed with the Atlanta Chamber Players. He is also a member of the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet and has toured Norway as part of the Lillehammer-Atlanta Olympic Cultural Exchange. In 1985 and 1987, he was principal horn with the Colorado Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra from 1985-87.

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In May 1999, he was selected as a featured artist at the International Horn Association Convention held at the University of Georgia Athens. He has given master classes at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, University of Cincinnati School of Music, University of Michigan, Georgia State University, Cleveland State University, Eastern Kentucky University, and Visiting Professor at the University of Georgia from 2006-14. served. From 2006 to 2013, he spent each summer as principal horn player at the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina.

His article "The Third Horn Brahms Experience" was published in the Spring 2007 issue of The Horn Call, a periodical published by the International Horn Association, and is his first textbook. "Efficient Approach: Accelerated Development for Horn" is published by Atlanta Brass Society Press.

Originally from Richmond, Kentucky, he began his studies with Stanley Lawson. He earned a BA in Musicology from the Juilliard School with Myron Bloom and a Master of Musicology from the University of Cincinnati Conservatory with Michael Hatfield. He studied with Jerry Peele at the University of Miami and David Wakefield at the Aspen Festival.

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Colin Williams, Trombone

Colin Williams joined the New York Philharmonic in September 2014 as Associate Principal Trombonist. Prior to that, he was Principal of the Atlanta Symphony for 12 seasons and Principal of the San Antonio Symphony for 3 seasons. He has also performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Symphony Orchestra, and the Houston Symphony Orchestra.

In 2003, he made his solo debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra playing Paul Creston's Fantasy for Trombone. He has also been a guest soloist with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, United States Army Band, United States Military Academy Band, Georgia Brass Band, Atlanta Wind Ensemble, The Juilliard Orchestra, James Madison University Brass Band, and Eastern Tron. He has also appeared as a soloist at the Bourne Workshop and the International Trombone Festival (ITF).

Click here for more He is also active as a chamber music performer, joining the orchestra under the direction of Seiji Ozawa at the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto (now the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival), and performing at numerous festivals such as the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. participated in. He has also performed with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra.

His first solo CD, Roadwork, was produced in collaboration with his former Atlanta Symphony colleagues Bill Thomas and George Curran. In 2010, along with Bradley Palmer of Columbus State University, four trombonists gathered to form the Southeast Trombone Symposium. Through his ongoing efforts, Williams has contributed to the education of hundreds of young trombonists.

In high school, he studied under Douglas Wright. He attended the Manhattan Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School to study with New York Philharmonic Principal Trombonist Joseph Alessi and fellow trombonist David Finlayson. A graduate of the West Academy of Music, he is currently a partner of the New York Philharmonic Global Academy.

Alan Baer, ​​Tuba

Alan Beyer joined the New York Philharmonic on June 21, 2004 as principal tuba player. Prior to that, he was active with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. His performance achievements include recordings with the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. He has also performed at the Peninsula Music Festival in Wisconsin, the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra (now the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra), the Los Angeles Concert Orchestra, the Ojai Festival Orchestra (California), the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she has been featured as a soloist on tours of Europe, including Switzerland, Austria, Germany and France.

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As an undergraduate at Indiana University in Pennsylvania, he studied under Gary Byrd. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music under Ronald Bishop. He completed graduate studies at the University of Southern California, the Cleveland Conservatory of Music, and California State University in Long Beach, where he studied with Tommy Johnson. While in Long Beach, he taught at California State University and also directed the university's tuba and brass ensembles. In Milwaukee, he was an Adjunct Tuba and Euphonium Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin and Director of the Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble.

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