Brass & Woodwind Instrument Players
Born in Austria in 1987, Simon Plötzender first began playing the trumpet and piano at age of nine.
Tomer Maschkowski was born in 1982, into an Israeli family living in Rotterdam, Holland. He began playing the trombone at the age of 13 under the tutelage of his grandfather, a former trombonist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Tomer enrolled as a student at the Rotterdam Codarts University and was later accepted into the Staatskapelle Berlin Akademie and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, where he had the chance to work under the guidance of maestro Daniel Barenboim.
Principal clarinet of Orchestra and Symphonic band of Santa Maria da Feira / Teacher on the “Conservatório de Música Calouste Gulbenkian” of Braga city
Ross is a tuba player from Carnoustie, Scotland. Ross began playing when he was just nine years old and went on to graduate from the Royal Academy of Music with a first class honours degree in July 2014.
Born in Palermo, Riccardo Crocilla moved with his family to Genoa, where he commenced his clarinet studies at the Paganini Conservatory under G. Laruccia.
Britta Jacobs has been a solo flutist of the German Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern since 2007.
Franck PULCINI, from Limoges, started his musical studies at the Limoges Regional National Conservatory (Conservatoire National de Région de Limoges) under the mentorship of Gérard DUBARRY where he won a gold medal then a prix de la Ville (City Award).
A seasoned jazz veteran, virtuosic trumpeter and prolific composer, Randy Brecker’s horn has graced the bandstands and recordings of Horace Silver, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Charles Mingus, Clark Terry, Joe Henderson, Duke Pearson, Frank Foster and Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. As a first call studio player, Brecker’s trumpet has also energized innumerable studio sessions by artists ranging from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, and Frank Zappa.