The festival will feature teachers from some of the best orchestras and brass chamber ensembles from across the world. These guest artists will present lectures and masterclasses on solo, chamber, orchestral, jazz and ancient music. This is a festival of musical diversity that will enable experiences like no other. 

David Guerrier

Born in 1984, David Guerrier studied trumpet and horn at the Lyon Conservatory. As a trumpeter, he won first prize at the Maurice André International Competition in Paris in 2000 and at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in 2003. He has collaborated with orchestras in France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Slovakia, Portugal and Mexico. He performed as principal horn in the Orchester National de France from 2004 to 2009 and in the Orchester Philharmonique du Luxembourg from 2009 to 2010.

Guillaume Jehl

He studied at the Mulhouse Conservatories and the Paris National Conservatory of Music and Dance. In 1998, at the age of 20, he received his first engagement as a 2nd trumpeter in the Orchester National de Bordeaux Aquitaine, two years later he held the same position in the Orchester National de France. In 2001, Guillaume Jehl became principal trumpeter of the Basel Symphony Orchestra. In 2006 he returned to the Orchester National de France, also as a solo trumpeter, before being accepted to the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2009. Where he has been principal trumpeter since the 2020/21 season.

Manuel Davila

Manuel was born in Cangas (Pontevedra) and began his first musical steps in the Banda Bellas Artes de Cangas. After studying at the Professional Conservatory of Vigo, he became a student at the School of Advanced Musical Studies of Galicia with Javier Simó. In 2012 he finished his studies at Musikene San Sebastián with Luis González obtaining an honors degree. He later completed his Master’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe with international soloist Reinhold Friedrich. He has collaborated in young orchestras such as the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, JONDE or Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival. Since 2017 he has been the solo trumpet player of the Noord Nederlands Orkest.

Matias Piñeira

Matias Piñeira was born in Chile and received his first horn lessons at the age of seven. He studied horn at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. At the age of 19, Matías Piñeira got the position of principal horn of the Chilean Symphony Orchestra. In 2014 he became a member of the Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra Academy before assuming the position of Principal Horn of the Münchner Philharmoniker in September 2015.

Antoine Dreyfuss

Antoine Dreyfuss was born in 1977. He studied at CNR of Limoges. Dreyfuss received the honorary award, of higher rank, from the Kingdom of Music in 1993. Later, in 1994, he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, in the André Cazalet’s class, where he won first prize in 1998. He attended Jens McManama’s chamber music class, where he unanimously won first prize again. That same year, 1998, he took up the position of horn principal of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France.

Jonathon Ramsay

Jonathon Ramsay studied at the Sydney Conservatory of Music with Scott Kinmont, continuing his musical studies with Olaf Ott in Berlin at the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic. Ramsay collaborates with numerous orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmonic, London Symphony and Mahler Chamber Orchestra. He has also been the principal trombone of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra until 2018. He has also collaborated on numerous occasions with the German Brass. He has won international music performance awards such as the Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments or the Concorso Internazionale “Città di Porcia”. From April 2022 he will be the solo trombone in the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.

Antoine Ganaye

Antoine Ganaye studied at the Metz Region National Conservatory, the Rueil-Malmaison Region National Conservatory, and the Lyon National Conservatory of Music. He has won numerous international competitions such as Lieska (Finland), Porcia (Italy) in 2003 and Budapest (Hungary) in 2005. Ganaye is a professor at the Jacques Ibert Municipal Conservatory Paris, and since 2001 has been the principal trombone of the Orchester Philharmonique de Radio-France.

Ricardo Carvalhoso

Ricardo Carvalhoso is from Arcos de Valdevez in the North of Portugal and has been a member of the Munich Philharmonic since 2017. Like his brother before him, he had his first contact with music at a young age through the local brass band. Starting out on the trumpet, Carvalhoso took up the tuba at the age of 14. He received his musical education at the music school in Viana do Castelo under Juan Carlos Díaz and at the College for Music and Theatre in Porto under Sérgio Carolino. In 2008 he continued his studies at the Zurich University of the Arts under Anne Jelle Visser. In various youth orchestras, such as the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, and in the Orchestra Academy of the Munich Philharmonic, he gained first orchestral experience. His career as orchestra musician took him to France, where he played with the Niece Philharmonic, and Switzerland as a member of the orchestra of the Zurich Opera before returning to Germany and the Munich Philharmonic. Ricardo Carvalhoso has won numerous national and international competitions and is a much sought after soloist and educator.

Fabien Wallerand

Wallerand studied at the Lyon National Conservatory of Music, where he was unanimously awarded the first prize for tuba. He has won prizes in international competitions in Guebwiller (France) and Markneukirche (Germany). He has collaborated with orchestras such as the Orchester Philarmonique de Radio France, the Orchester National de Bordeaux, the Orchester Philharmonique de Monte Carlo and the Orchester de Lausanne (Switzerland), among others. Since 2004, he is the tuba principal of the Orchester de l’Opera National de Paris.

José Martínez

Born in Chelva (Valencia), Jose Martínez is principal tuba of the Spanish National Orchestra and co-founder of Duo2Arts!, a music, dance and theater company, together with the dancer Sherezade Soriano. Jose was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and a collaborator with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops, Chicago Symphony, Gothenburg Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Porto Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony or Seattle Symphony. Martínez trained mainly with Mike Roylance, Gene Pokorny, Morten Agerup and Sergio Finca.

Adam Rapa

Adam Rapa is an American trumpet player, composer, arranger and educator. He is a versatile musician who expresses himself as much in the field of jazz, funk or pop as in the classical or contemporary music. Rapa was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He began studying the trumpet at 11 years old and when he was just 18, he was invited to play at jazz clubs in Boston, New York and numerous jazz festivals in the USA or, among others, the Vienna Jazz Festival or the Riverboat Jazz Festival. Adam Rapa gives concerts all over the world both as a soloist and accompanied by a jazz band. He also performs as a teacher for Master Classes, exhibitions or university lessons.

Timothy Francis

Timothy grew up in Brisbane, Australia and began trumpet lessons with his father at the age of six. After spending 11 years studying and working in Germany and the Netherlands Timothy returned to Australia at the start of 2020, this time to Melbourne, to take up the position of Associate Principal Trumpet with Orchestra Victoria. He is a passionate educator and is currently teaching at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Monash University and Eltham High School. Timothy holds degrees from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Hochschule für Musik Freiburg and most recently received a Master of Music degree from the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin.

Jacobo Pena

I have a degree in Physiotherapy from the University of A Coruña and I have completed a Master’s degree in Osteopathy in Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunctions. In addition, I am an expert in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Moxibustion; MAT Pilates and accessory Pilates instructor and during my career I have done training such as Myofascial Induction, Dry Needling, Neuromeningeal Mobilization, Indiba® among others. My goal is to approach any musculoskeletal pathology from a holistic point of view to improve our physical well-being. Prior to training in the field of health, I obtained the title of Graduate in Music in the Specialty of Clarinet (Musikene), completing various training and postgraduate courses, such as the Postgraduate in Interpretation at the Superior Conservatory of Music of Aragon, or the Master’s Degree in Teacher Training at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

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