José is active in South Florida’s Latin music scene and toured the world extensively in Ricky Martin’s band for eight years . He appears in more than 150 commercial recordings with artists such as Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Sanz. Jose has performed on Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live and the Grammys.
is hailed as one of the most celebrated soloists in his instrument's history and was recently named ``International Brass Personality of the Year`` (Brass Herald). Jens has played in every major concert venue in the world: from the Philharmonics of New York, Los Angeles, London, and Berlin to Tokyo's Suntory Hall and even the Great wall of China.
One of the most popular brass ensembles, Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group. With a discography of over 130 albums and an extensive world-wide touring schedule, Canadian Brass is an important pioneer in bringing brass music to mass audiences everywhere. They have sold well over 2 million albums worldwide.
Trumpet teacher in Mestre Vert Conservatory in Spain, Master in Musical Research and Artistic Director to CIMVO. Frequently travel as a guest performer and clinician to Universities and festivals all over the world. He has premiered concertos written and dedicated to him in Europe and North America. Also European premieres to Vizzutti and Stephenson works.
Del Lyren currently serves as Professor of Instrumental Music at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota. He has presented a lecture on Conrad Gozzo at the ITG conference in Ft. Worth, as well as presenting lectures on Rafael Méndez throughout the world and recitals at the Euro-ITG conferences in Bad Säckingen, Germany and Kiev, Ukraine
Renowned as one of the finest trumpet players of his generation, Paul is recognized for his ’pure technical prowess’’as well as his ‘’unusual lyrical gifts’’. Principal trumpet with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal since 1995, he is regularly praised by the press as ‘’a spectacular soloist… a most impressive master of his instrument’’, a “great virtuoso… dazzling’’.
Phillip Chase Hawkins
Principal Trumpet of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. As a winner of multiple competitions, most recently Chase participated with the Fountain City Brass Band, taking first prize in the Championship Division at the North American Brass Band Association (NABBA) Competition in 2016. Active soloist and recitalist.
He performed as a soloist in Mexico, USA, Canada, Peru, Korea, Italy, Germany and France. From 2005 to 2016 he was professor at the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia, Michoacán. He began a Doctoral Degree with Richard Stoelzel at McGill University in Montreal in 2016. In August 2018 Alex will start his new position as Professor of Trumpet at Georgia State University in Atlanta.
Hailed as “one of the foremost performers and teachers in the USA and Canada” and “one of the greatest trumpet players of our time,” reviewers have called Richard Stoelzel’s trumpet playing “virtuosic and lyrical,” “fluid and liquid-like tone,” with “a bel canto style that gave this reviewer chills.”