Currently Principal Trumpet of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, David Elton's performance career has seen him hold positions with many of Australia’s and the world’s leading orchestras, most recently as Principal Trumpet with the London Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed as guest Principal Trumpet with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Australian World Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
As an educator, David has served on the faculties of many of Australia’s tertiary institutions and the Royal College of Music in London, where he is a visiting professor of trumpet. He is currently on the the faculties of both the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne, and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
An enthusiastic mentor of young musicians, David regularly appears as a guest at workshops for community groups and youth orchestras. As an active soloist, David is in demand having performed concerti with a variety of ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Canberra Symphony Orchestra. Active as a chamber musician, he has joined other musicians performing at festivals including the Bendigo Chamber Music Festival and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville.
David is a Yamaha performing artist.
Roman Rindberger has been professor of trumpet and brass chamber music at the MUK - Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien (Music and Arts Private University of the City of Vienna) since 2012, as well as trumpet player in the ensemble Mnozil Brass.
His tours with Mnozil Brass have brought him to the stages of all the world's major concert halls and music theaters, including Suntory Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Elbphilharmonie, Berlin Philharmonic, KKL Lucerne, Burgtheater Vienna and, of course, Vienna Musikverein and the Vienna Konzerthaus.
He has worked in every style imaginable, from baroque music to contemporary and experimental compositions.
As an orchestral trumpeter, he has been active in numerous orchestras over many years, such as those of the Zurich Opera and the Munich State Opera. He has played with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and many others.
Through this he has learned a lot about the different cultures and traditions of these orchestras and now passes this on to his students in order to be able to give them as comprehensive a picture as possible of the different styles and musical influences. Especially in auditions you have to be able to hit the right style depending on the country and tradition in order to be convincing.
Many of the students he has coached in recent years have already been able to implement this training very effectively, and to find success at international competitions, as well as winning spots in renowned European orchestras.
Furthermore, as a certified trainer, Roman Rindberger offers his students various methods - complementing the musical work - such as the Wim Hof Method, Oxygen Advantage and Wingwave, in order to make top performance possible, on a mental and physical level as well.
Born in Devon, South West England in 1989, Katy Woolley was appointed Solo Horn of the Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2019 and is considered one of the most exciting horn players of her generation.
She studied as a scholar at the Royal College of Music in London with Simon Rayner and later at Berlin’s Universität der Künste with Christian Friedrich Dallmann. During her studies Ms. Woolley served as principal horn of the European Youth Orchestra before accepting the position of third horn in the Philharmonia Orchestra, London, under Esa Pekka Salonen, she was the first female brass member in the orchestra’s 75 year history. Katy graduated from the Royal College of Music with a first class degree and was awarded the Tagore Gold Medal by the HRH The Prince of Wales for best female leaver.
At the age of twenty-two, Katy was appointed Principal Horn of the Philharmonia Orchestra. This appointment led to her spreading her soloistic wings as she performed works by Mozart, Richard Strauss and Britten, as well as premiering Tansy Davies’ ‘Forest’ Concerto for four horns with the Philharmonia and New York Philharmonic Orchestras.
A passionate and dedicated teacher, Katy Woolley was professor of horn at the Royal Acdemy of Music in London, a post evolving into International Visiting Professor on her move to Amsterdam. As a guest teacher she has educated students all over Europe as well as North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, more recently enjoying making the most of the rise of technology in creating far-reaching and world-wide student connections.
Nitzan Haroz is the principal trombone of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1995 after serving as assistant principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic. Between 2012 – 2014 he held the principal trombone position with The LA Philharmonic. Native of Israel, Nitzan played with the IDF Orchestra, and later with the Israel Symphony and Opera Orchestra as principal trombone. Nitzan has appeared as a soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Symphony, the Sofia Radio Symphony, The Fairbanks Symphony, to name a few, and is an active recitalist and chamber musician.
Haroz is a first-prize winner of the François Shapira Competition in Israel and a former scholarship recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. He is a frequent clinician at trombone conferences and has given master classes and recitals in Israel, the US, Europe, and Asia. He currently serves on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
Since relocating to Yorkshire with his young family in 2012, Christian continues to work internationally, with recent faculty appearances across Europe. Launched in 2017 as a study aid for students, Christian’s YouTube channel currently features over 100 videos of solo works, technical advice and orchestral and operatic excerpts. He is using the footage as part of a performance-based PhD at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he has also taught since 2015.
In October 2021, he gave the world premiere of the first ever bass trombone concerto commissioned by a professional British orchestra for one of its members: Benjamin Ellin’s Gresley with the Orchestra of Opera North. Christian co-ordinated the funding and recording of this piece for his debut solo album Windows, to be released in July 2023, featuring Blair Sinclair from Opera North and Joseph Alessi from the New York Philharmonic.
Aside from music, Christian can often be found running in mountains and swimming in cold seas!
Ricardo is a YAMAHA Performing Artist
Jimmy Olsson joined the Stockholm Municipal School of Fine Arts as a low brass, band and orchestra instructor in the department of orchestral studies- El Sistema Stockholm in 2015. Prior to this appointment, Jimmy held positions as second trombone with the Orlando Philharmonic, acting principal trombone in Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, acting assistant principal/second trombone with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra among others. He was also an active freelance musician and performed as a guest with acclaimed orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Swedish Radio Symphony and the Gothenburg Opera Orchestra.
Jimmy has found great interest in the art of teaching and has held positions with The Bethune-Cookman University in Florida as an adjunct professor of trombone and ensemble, brass methods instructor at the University of Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama as well as at the Royal College of music in Stockholm. He was also a trombone and brass instructor at Nacka Municipal school of the Fine Arts and Lilla Akademien in Stockholm..
Following studies in Sweden at Ingesund University School of Music with Eric Lindblom, Jimmy gained a Professional Diploma in Orchestral Studies from Roosevelt University in the United States where he studied with Jay Friedman.
In his free time Jimmy enjoys family life in the beautiful city of Stockholm with his wife and two children. He is also a competitive powerlifter.