Peter-Lukas Graf is nowadays the doyen of internationally well-known flutists. Along with winning the first prize at the Munich Competition,he was appointed the youngest ever principal flutist at the Winterthur and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. After a decade of mainly conducting operas and symphonic concerts, he has been a professor in Basle. The USA National Flute Association honoured him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He received the title doctor honoris causa by the Music Academy of Cracow(Poland). From the Italian FALAUT Association, he received the premio di carriera flauto d'oro.
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Nobuya Sugawa is an internationally acclaimed saxophonist whom Japan is very much proud of. He has assumed a role of the concert master of Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra for almost 22 years from 1989 through 2010. Currently along with the activities as a soloist, he performs as a member of Trouvère Quartet. He also serves as the resident conductor of Yamaha Symphonic Band, and is a visiting professor of Tokyo University of Arts.
THOMAS HOOTEN is Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. He can be heard on numerous Los Angeles Philharmonic recordings, including Mahler's Ninth Symphony and Lutoslawski's Symphony No. 1.