Won Lee is currently pursuing Professional Studies Diploma at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Timothy Day, the Principal Flute of San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Butler School of Music of the University of Texas at Austin where he studied with Marianne Gedigian and Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University as a recipient of Britton Johnson Memorial Scholarship and Emily P. McDaniel Endowed Scholarship under the guidance of Marina Piccinini. In addition, he has studied with Emily Skala, Laurie Sokoloff, Dilshad Posnock, Les Roettges, and Monica Song. He was a first prizewinner of the Chicago Flute Club Solo Artist Competition, San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra Concerto Competition, Texas and South-Central Division of the Music Teachers National Association Woodwind Young Artist Competition, Texas Association for Symphony Orchestra Juanita Miller Concerto Competition, grand prize of the Dallas Symphonic Festival Concerto Competition. He was a finalist of the 29th Annual Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition, the Peggy and Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra Brass, Wind, and Percussion Concerto Competition, and MTNA National Young Artist Competition. Mr. Lee has given recitals in Canada, South Korea, and United States as well as orchestral performances at the Brevard Music Festival and Eastern Music Festival. He has performed with the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra as their appointed flutist and with the Metroplex Flutes, a group of professional flutists in Dallas-Fort Worth that communicate their passion for beautiful music in concerts designed to inspire, entertain and educate audiences.
Misato Hanawa, born in Ibaraki, started playing the piano at the age of three, saxophone at the age of ten with Nobuya Sugawa. After finishing a course at Senzoku Music College in Kanagawa with Hiroshi Hara, she entered the National Music Academy Cerqy Pontoise in France, where she is currently studying as a postgraduate with Professor Jean-Yeav Fourmeau (DEM and Gold medal). After, she studied the National Concervatoire Musique de Cambrais with Professor Julien Petit (Gold medal). She won 1st prize at the 2011 Leopold Bellan InternationalCompetition (France), 1st prize at the U.F.A.M Internacional Competition (France), 3rd prize at the Padova International Competition (Italy), 3rd prize at the Stangel International Competition(Slovenia), 4th prize at the Lempdes International Competition (France), 4th prize Junior Saxophone Competition (Japan). She was nominated and became the recipient of the International Music Award in Japan. Misato performed the concerto of J.Ibert with the orchestras of Japan Century in Osaka with conductors Shigeo Genda. She has performed recitals many times in Tokyo, Osaka, Ibaraki, Paris, and other cities. She has recorded her first solo CD with Octavia Record Company. She will return to Japan for a recital tour of 7 cities. Misato is an avid chamber music performer. She is an extremely inquisitive performer and enjoys working on new works by modern composers, as well as resurrecting rarely performed repertoire. Her musical interests are extensive and she explores a wide range of repertoire, from Baroque right up to works by contemporary composers. Her international career has already seen her perform at venues throughout the world, as well as at a number of prestigious festivals including the Music Festivals. Hearing Misato is "like having a deep-tissue massage: you keep wanting to pull away from the sheer intensity of it, and you come out feeling as if your reality had been slightly altered." She is teaching at the Music College of ESA in Osaka. She has since received many accolades and awards in recognition of her talent. For more information, visit https://misatosax.wix.com/misatosax-
Brandon Jinwoo Choi is in great demand as an international soloist and he has appeared across three continents, in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Korea, Japan, and United States. As a soloist, Dr. Choi has been a Soloist with ensembles, Orchestras that include The Rumania Ploiesti State Philharmonic Orchestra, and in the great halls of the Seoul Art Center with The Korea Yang Pyung Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Choi also gave the world premiere of Sull'ala Concerto for Saxophone by Susan Botti with the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Wind Orchestra on March 13th, 2014. Dr. Choi holds 4e cycle Perfectionnement (Artist Diploma) at the Consevatorie de Lyon, France with Jean- Denis Michat. Choi was a teaching assistant and holds Doctor of Music Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music where he previously earned his Master of Music degree in Saxophone performance.
Dr. Choi has won top prizes in many national and international competitions, including 1st Prize Concerto Competition (Sull'ala Concerto for Saxophone and wind Orchestra) at College Conservatory of Music - University of Cincinnati, The MTNA Solo Competition (2nd prize), The MTNA Chamber competition (2nd prize), The American Cultural foundation competition (1st prize), The Hanjeon Artspool Center Competition (1st prize), The Korea Wind Chamber Music Competition (1st prize), The Music Association of Korea Competition (1st prize), The Music Education Newspaper Competition (1st prize), The Haneum National Music Competition (1st prize), The Seoul National Symphony Orchestra Competition (1st prize). Dr. Choi is professor of Seoul Art College, Sam Yuk University, Seoul, Korea and Seoul Chung Am Art University. Also, He is doing D'Addario Emerging Artist and Yamaha Artist.
For more information, visit http://www.brandonjinwoochoi.com
Winnie Fan (Shih-Wen Fan) received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Clarinet Performance at The University of Texas at Austin in 2015. As a solo clarinetist and chamber musician, Winnie has performed in the United States, Taiwan, China, Japan, and United Kingdom. She joined the Round Rock Symphony as Principal Clarinet in 2013 and has been invited to perform with many professional orchestras in Taiwan and the United States. Winnie is an active participant in various summer festivals, including Sarasota Music Festival (2015), Brevard Music Center (2014/15), Montecito International Summer Music Festival (2013), Round Top International Summer Music Festival (2013), and Sibelius Academy Creative Dialogue 5 (2012). At Brevard Music Center, Winnie was named the Bass Clarinet Fellow in 2015. She has also won numerous competitions, such as first prize in the 2014 Brevard Music Center concerto competition, first prize in the 2013 Montecito International Music Festival solo competition, second prize in the 2014 International Clarinet Association Orchestral Audition competition, and the 2013 South Central and Texas winner of the Music Teacher National Association (MTNA). Winnie has collaborated with many student and professional ensembles. As an advocate of new music, she has worked extensively with composers from around the world. Part of her doctoral studies, she explored the relationship between composers and performers based on Kenji Bunch’s Cookbook. She has premiered numerous works, such as On the Arch of a Monochrome Rainbow by Yuanyuan (Kay) He (2016), Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra by Michael Miculka (2015), opera A Woman in Morocco by Daron Hagen (2013), and April Snow by Peiying Yuan (2012). A native Taiwanese, Winnie is originally from Taipei, Taiwan. She moved to the United States in 2010, where she received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music from The University of Texas at Austin, her Bachelor of Music from the Taipei National University of the Arts. Her former clarinet teachers include Nathan Williams, Richie Hawley, Steve Cohen, Alexander (Sasha) Potiomkin, Wei-Leng William Chen, Pei-Yun Lin, and Eugenia Jin. Winnie currently maintains a large private studio in the Greater Houston Area, Texas. www.winniefan.com
Randel Wing-Hing Leung is a solo and chamber clarinetist from Hong Kong. He has appeared in concerts and recitals in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Thailand, and the USA with professional ensembles, such as the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia and the Macau Orchestra. Randel has been invited to perform in clarinet seminars and masterclasses held by distinguished artists, such as Wenzel Fuchs, Philippe Cuper, Charles Neidich, John Bruce Yeh, and Yehuda Gilad. Randel was awarded a full scholarship to participate in the Hot Spring Music Festival 2013 and Brevard Music Center 2013, where he performed with renowned conductors and soloists. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Randel began his clarinet study at the age of 13. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2014, and is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree at the University of Texas at Austin in clarinet performance as a scholarship recipient, under the instruction of Steve Cohen. His former teachers include Richie Hawley, Nathan Williams, Maria Wong, John Schertle, and Andrew Simon.
Dan Honeycutt is a freelance trumpet player and teacher based in Youngstown, Ohio. He has performed as second trumpet with the Youngstown Symphony and Warren Philharmonic Orchestras and as principal trumpet of the Youngstown Playhouse Pit Orchestra. Dan earned a Master of Music degree in trumpet performance from Youngstown State University in 2016 and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in music and political science from Allegheny College in 2014. While at Youngstown State, he was a member of the faculty brass quintet and performed as principal trumpet of the Dana School of Music's Wind Ensemble (including a Carnegie Hall performance in 2015), Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Chamber Winds. Dan also spent a semester as second trumpet of the school's Jazz Ensemble 1, and can be heard as lead trumpet on the three jazz-classical crossover pieces on Stephen P. Harvey's debut album, Suite Childhood. He also premiered Harvey's Sonatina for Trumpet and Electronic Accompaniment on his 2016 masters recital, which featured modern trumpet works. Dan has attended three International Trumpet Guild conferences, and will be attending the Raphael Mendez Brass Institute in July 2016. His hometown is Bangor, Maine.
Logan Mueller-Jonas is an educator, trumpeter and composer from Ashtabula, Ohio. He graduated from Youngstown State University Summa Cum Laude with a B.M. in Trumpet Performance under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Krummel. Logan has a notable variety of professional experiences including recently touring Europe as a soloist, recording with Boston Brass as a member of the UNM Wind Symphony and performing in live television broadcasts with artists such as Jefferson Airplane and Jon Anderson. He is currently in the second year of his master’s degree as a graduate assistant under the direction of John Marchiando at the University of New Mexico. Upon completion of his master’s degree, Logan plans to continue his studies with a D.M.A. in Trumpet Performance.
Caitlin Beth McKinney holds a B.M. in Music Performance and a B.A. in History with Honors from Texas Christian University, as well as a Masters of Music from the Jacobs School of Music. Caitlin performed in many ensembles while attending TCU, including the TCU Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, and various chamber ensembles, such as the Graduate Student Brass Quintet and the TCUnique Horn Quartet. At Indiana University, Caitlin was involved in many chamber ensembles, including several horn quartets, brass quintets and woodwind quintets. Her primary teachers included Heather Test, Alton Adkins and Dale Clevenger.
A native of Huntington, WV, Tyler Davis is a recent graduate of Marshall University where he studied with Dr. George Palton. While at Marshall, Tyler earned degrees in Music Education (BA) and Music Performance (MA). He also established himself as a successful soloist at Marshall, winning multiple of the school’s solo competitions. In 2013, Tyler was a finalist in the Northeast Tuba/Euphonium Conference Tuba Artist Solo Competition. In addition to his formal studies, Tyler has participated in master classes by Øystein Baadsvik, Velvet Brown, and Brian Meixner.
Yoriko Oguri, a native of Tokyo, began studying piano at the age of five. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music in 2009 from the Toho Gakuen School of Music and a Master’s Degree in Music in 2011 from Mannes College (New York). Ms. Oguri has participated in the International Keyboard Institute & Festival at Mannes College, the International Summer Academy at Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, where she was chosen to perform in Mirabell Palace, and Courchevel Music Summer Academy. Ms. Oguri’s musical achievements have been recognized at the All-Japan Student Piano Competition, the Saitama Piano Competition, the Piano Music Competition in Fukuoka, Japan, and Piano Competition in Boston. Also, she appeared in numerous concerts at New York World Financial Center, New York Historical Society, German Consulates(NY).