Woodwinds and Brass

 

Mark Broschinsky, Trombone

Trombonist Mark Broschinsky has been praised by the Rapid City Journal as a “true virtuoso on the instrument.” A zealous advocate of new music, he has commissioned numerous solo pieces, performs regularly with ensemble mise-en, and has appeared with New York-based ensembles Argento New Music Project, Talea Ensemble, and Tilt Brass. An active chamber musician, Mark is a founding member of the Guidonian Hand Trombone Quartet. The Hand has premiered numerous works and received grants from organizations such as Chamber Music America, the Barlow Foundation, and New Music USA. He has performed as a guest artist at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico and with numerous orchestras, including the Utah Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and the Britten-Pears Festival Orchestra in England and has also presented solo recitals at numerous universities including the University of California – Santa Barbara, Brigham Young University, and Capital University. Mark was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

http://www.slidetrombone.net/

     
    Heather Dahl, Clarinet
Clarinetist Heather Dahl enjoys a wide ranging career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer and devoted music educator. She is equally at home performing in esteemed concert venues such as Carnegie Hall and Chicago’s Symphony Center as she is performing in schools, libraries and senior centers throughout the community. Heather has performed with Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony, Reading Symphony, and Chicago Civic Orchestra, is a founding member of Tempest Winds and the Aeros Quintet and has received numerous honors and awards including Grand Prize in the International Clarinet Association Orchestra Competition. Heather received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan and her Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music. 
     
   

Alyssa Greengrass, Flute
New York City based flutist Alyssa enjoys a vibrant career as a performer and teacher. Dedicated to chamber music, Alyssa is the Founder and Director of the Nassau Chamber Music Society on Long Island. She is a founding member and sole flutist of two dynamic New York City based ensembles, Rebow and Moxie. As an orchestral, chamber, and solo artist, she has had the pleasure of performing in many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Avery Fischer Hall, and Alice Tully Hall.

Alyssa has had the pleasure of working with renowned conductors like Kurt Masur, Jaques Lacombe, George Manahan and Keith Lockhart. She is the first prizewinner of the Kentucky Flute Society Duo Competition, Mason Gross Concerto Competition, Atlantic Winds Concerto Competition, and second place winner in the Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition. Alyssa has performed in numerous masterclasses for renowned flutists such as, Robert Langevin, William Bennet, Stefan Hoskuldsson, Keith Underwood, Marianne Gedigian and Stefanie Mortimore. She has participated in numerous festivals such as the Orford Center for the Arts, Pierre Monteux, Oxford International Flute Summer School, and Brevard Music Center.

As a passionate teacher, Alyssa has presented numerous masterclasses and clinics for young musicians throughout the city and abroad. She served on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music’s summer program Camp MSM. There, she taught private lessons, coached chamber music, assisted with Orchestra Rehearsals and ran a Flute Ensemble. Alongside Woodwind Department Chair of Manhattan School of Music, Linda Chesis, Alyssa co-presented the Well Prepared Flutist, an audition “boot camp” run in New York City for young flutists. She is a Distance Learning Teaching Artist at Manhattan School of Music where she has presented numerous masterclasses and lessons to students over the Internet in a wide range of locations including, London, Croatia, Nebraska, and Upstate New York. Alyssa maintains an active private teaching studio in New York City and Long Island.

Alyssa received her Masters Degree from Manhattan School of Music and her Bachelors Degree from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

     
 

Bert Hill, French horn
New York-based horn player Bert Hill is an active concert artist.  From orchestral concerts at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall to Mexican Banda late night in the Bronx, he is at home performing a wide array of musical styles and genres! As a member of the 2016 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Orchestra, Bert will be heard in dozens of performances in the historic hall throughout the winter of 2016. Additionally, he has recently been heard in performances with Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra (PA), Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic (PA), Distinguished Concert Artists International (NYC), Metropolis Ensemble (NYC), The Experiential Orchestra (NYC), Loft Opera (NYC), Geneva Light Opera (NY), Contemporaneous (NYC), Chamber Orchestra of NY (NYC), Mimesis Ensemble (NYC), The Public Theater (NYC), 2016 Drama Desk Awards (NYC), and Lafayette Symphony Orchestra (IN), to name just a few.

With an ever growing list of recording credits, Bert can be heard on the albums Silincio en Juarez (2015 Albany Records) performing the music of composer Juan Pablo Contreras, Journey to Journey (2011 Universal Records: Japan) featuring the compositions of Miho Hazama, Carry Me Home (2010) with Chicago based soul band The Right Now, The Symphonic Ellington (2012) with Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic, as well as a forthcoming recording of lesser known Ralph Vaughan Williams’ music with the Chamber Orchestra of NY (2017 Naxos Records). He has also recently recorded on E-flat alto horn with NYC-based Mexican style brass band Banda Nueva York.

In addition to many chamber and recital engagements, Bert has been a featured concerto soloist in performances of Ignaz Lachner’s Concertino for Horn and Bassoon (2014) with the Chelsea Symphony, Schumann Konzertstucke (2013) with the New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble, and Reinhold Gliere's Horn Concerto, Op. 91 (2010) with the Sewanee Summer Music Festival.

An active educator, Bert keeps a private studio and has been on the horn faculty of Manhattan School of Music’s Camp MSM since 2013. He is a weekly coach with New York City’s largest youth orchestra, Interschool Orchestras, and has participated in engagements with the 3rd Street Settlement Music School, New Jersey Youth Symphony, Face The Music, and others. Additionally, he has performed as a teaching artist with Bridge Arts Ensemble and Metropolis Ensemble, bringing engaging, educational, outreach to students of all ages

Originally from Indiana, Bert relocated to New York City in 2011 after completing his studies at Temple University (MM) with Shelley Showers and Indiana State University (BS) with Brian Kilp. He lives with his wife, bassoonist Allison Nicotera.

     
 

Isaac Kaplan, Trombone
Isaac Kaplan is a dedicated trombonist and music teacher in the New York area.  Raised in Rossmoor and Long Beach, California, Isaac’s love of music ultimately brought him to New York City to continue his studies at Manhattan School of Music.  As a freelance musician, Isaac has performed in a wide variety of settings and venues, including Central Park Summerstage, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Segerstrom Hall, and Carnegie Hall.  He has had the privilege of performing with numerous artists, including George Porter Jr, Los Amigos Invisibles, Patrizio Buanne, and Michael McDonald.  He also leads a jazz trio that performs frequently around the New York area.

Isaac also has a strong passion for teaching.  He has been affiliated with the Precollege Division at Manhattan School of Music since 2007, jazz faculty as of 2012.  He has been a member of the Camp MSM staff since 2011, working in a variety of roles including theory /ear training faculty, trombone faculty, and administrative responsibilities.

Isaac maintains his own private teaching studio in New York. He holds Bachelor (’11) and Master (’13) degrees from Manhattan School of Music. 

     
 

Sungwoo Kim, Flute

First flutist candidate of Doctorate of Musical Arts, D.M.A. New England Conservatory of Music; Konzertexamen, ‘Hanns Eisler’ Hochschule für Musik; M.M., B.M. New England Conservatory of Music. Korean American flutist Sungwoo Steven Kim has performed all around the continents, from the United States to Europe and his native, Korea. Having returned from Berlin, Germany where he served as a Konzertexamen fellow at ‘Hanns Eisler’ Hochschule für Musik. During his residency, he was named Acting Principal Flutist with Nürnberg Staatphiharmonie. As an equally established soloist, Mr. Kim was awarded top prizes in national and international competitions; First Prize Winner at New York Flute Club Young Artist Competition in 2006, Bohuslav Martinů Prize at the 61st Prague Spring Int’l Competition, Third Prize Winner at the 38th National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, William H. Grass Memorial Prize Winner of James 27th Pappoustsakis Flute Competition among many others. In pursuit of embracing the next generation, Mr. Kim teaches at Manhattan School of Music Camp, Thurnauer School of Music JCC on the Palisades, and New York Music School. In addition to his musical career, he has studied and worked extensively, acquiring non-degree certificate with the Acoustic Engineering Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

www.thesungwookim.com

     

 

Remy LeBoeuf, Saxophone, Clarinet, OboeSaxophonist and composer, Remy Le Boeuf envisions his approach to composition and improvisation as never veering far from the roots of language. Le Boeuf often employs literary elements to fuel his compositions as in is his recent collaboration with Le Boeuf Brothers + JACK Quartet entitled, "A Dream: The Musical Imagination of Franz Kafka” commissioned by Chamber Music America. He has also received commissions and awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the American Composers Forum, SFJAZZ, and the ASCAP Foundation. Le Boeuf currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

www.LeBoeufBrothers.com 

     
 

Sam Nester, Trumpet
Sam Nester is an Australian trumpet player based in New York. Mr. Nester has performed for Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival & Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Beijing Modern Music Festival, Paris Opera Ballet, American Composer’s Orchestra, Stamford Symphony, Wordless Music Orchestra, TILT Brass, the Festival of New Trumpet Music, and as soloist for the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program. Mr. Nester is the recipient of the 2016 Brian Boak Outstanding Performer award. In 2015 he received a Kevin Spacey foundation Artist of Choice award, with the ensemble LATE SEA. In addition, he has been the recipient of a Dame Joan Sutherland grant for Music and two Australian Music Foundation awards. Mr. Nester graduated with a Bachelor of Music studies from the Queensland Conservatorium in 2007, furthering his studies and receiving First Class Honors from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2009. During this time, he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to attend the Manhattan School of Music where he received a Master of Music degree in 2012. Mr. Nester is currently completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Manhattan School of Music, performs as a Teaching Artist for Bridge Arts Ensemble, and serves as the Artistic Administrator of Community Engagement at the Juilliard School.

     
 

Phil Rashkin, Oboe
Phil Rashkin, a Los Angeles native, performs dynamically as a conductor, symphonic, and solo musician. He maintains an active schedule as a coach with Face the Music, as a conductor with Opera Upper West, and as an oboist with The Manhattan Symphonie and The Chelsea Symphony. Mr. Rashkin is a member of the shifting landscape of classical music: as a conductor for Opera Upper West’s immersive, real-time performance of Le nozze di Figaro; as a recipient of The Marin Alsop Entrepreneurial Award with the ensemble A Closer Look; as a teacher and coach at the Kaufman Center’s Special Music School and The Horace Mann School. Mr. Rashkin recently toured with Josh Groban for his new album Stages. Artists with whom Mr. Rashkin has worked include Wycliffe Gordon, Sasha Cooke, and Mark O’Connor. Mr. Rashkin attended Mannes College The New School for Music, where he received a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music Performance. Mr. Rashkin's musicianship has been described as "particularly ravishing" (The Observer) and "choice, tersely delivered moments from Phil Rashkin.." (Lucid Culture)

     
   

Renee Rosen, Clarinet 
Renée Rosen has performed with orchestras such as Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Stamford Symphony, Reading Symphony, Eos Orchestra, Dicapo Opera Company, New World Symphony, and New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. She has worked with conductors such as Kurt Masur, James Levine, and Zdenek Macal. Her solo appearance includes Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ms Rosen has participated in summer festivals such as UBS Verbier in Switzerland and East-West International Academy of Music in Germany.

Ms Rosen holds a BM and MM in Orchestral Performance from Manhattan School of Music and an MM from Northwestern University School of Music. Her former teachers include Ricardo Morales, Russell Dagon and David Weber.

Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2003.

     
 

Taylor Smith, Bassoon
Bassoonist Taylor Smith is an active freelance orchestral, opera, and chamber musician. He has graced the stages of David Geffen Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Carnegie Hall, and performed with ensembles such as the New York Philharmonic, Boulder Philharmonic and the Imani Winds.

He spends his summers all over the country at prestigious summer programs such as Brevard Music Center, Chautauqua Music Institute, Round Top Festival, and the Chelsea Music Festival.

Originally from Fulton, Missouri, he holds a bachelor's degree in bassoon and musicology from the University of Kansas. From there he went on to New York City, where he earned a Master's degree in orchestral performance from Manhattan School of Music and a Professional Studies diploma from the Mannes School of Music. He has had the honor of studying with two of his bassoon idols, Eric Stomberg and Kim Laskowski.

Taylor believes that the bassoon is the heart and soul of an orchestra and takes every opportunity to live out his dreams of bassoonery.