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Woodwind and Brass Instruments
Superb saxophone solos by Gerard McChrystal    NEW YORK TIMES (San Francisco Opera House, Nyman saxophone concerto)

A performer of such striking personality, that he could become the James Galway of the saxophone ... a natural musical imagination ... McChrystal could not have been more persuasive.    THE GUARDIAN
David Seidel - Solobassoonist of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Professor at the Music University of Graz - Oberschützen"  and Teacher at the "Vienna Music University"
Ferdinand Steiner - born 1970 in Aichkirchen, Austria
Principal clarinet of the Mozarteum Orchestra

Studied at the University of Music in Vienna with Professors Peter Schmidl, Johann Hindler and Ernst Ottensamer. Final examinations absolved with academic honors.
He has been principal clarinetist in the Vienna Philharmonic, as well as in the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera since 2009.
He is a prizewinner of the most prestigious international competitions, such as the “Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition” in Denmark 2009, the International Clarinet Competition of the “Animato Foundation” in Zurich 2006, as well as the Encouragement Prize Competition of the Concert Society in Munich 2005.

RAYUELA was founded in spring 2004 by Claudia Gerauer, Martina Joos and Thomas Engel. The three recorder-players had studied with Kees Boeke and Matthias Weilenmann at the Zurich School of Music, Drama and Dance.
Birgit Ramsl was born in Krems (Austria), in 1980. She studied flute with Professor Wolfgang Schulz and Professor Barbara Gisler-Haase at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna, gaining her diplomas for solo flute and for instrumental pedagogy with honour. Additionally, she completed successfully a two year masterclass-study with Professor Ándras Ádorjan at the Academy of Music in Munich. In 2004, even before finishing her studies, she became the principal flute player in the orchestra of the Volksoper Wien.

Dorothee Oberlinger is one of the most amazing discoveries of recent years, an expressive virtuoso who - quite rightly - received numerous awards while still quite young. Today she is seen as one of the best recorder-players in the world. Her concerts have been received with enthusiasm by critics and audiences alike, earning her unanimous acclaim. Her CDs are regularly fêted as the best new issues on the market.

Die Mitglieder der 1995 gegründeten vienna clarinet connection unterrichten an der Musikuniversität Wien bzw. an den Konservatorien in Klagenfurt und Eisenstadt. Helmut Hödl ist Soloklarinettist im Orchester der Wiener Volksoper.
The Vienna Trombone Ensemble (Wiener Posaunen Ensemble) was founded in 2005 as a quintet and consists of members of great Viennese orchestras as well as freelance trombonists.
What is particularly interesting is the use of the cimbasso, which enriches the ensemble with its timbre. The pieces of music are
arranged by the musicians themselves or are commissioned pieces by contemporary composers.


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