Saturday, March 3, 2012

Guest Artist Spotlight: Triton Brass

Based in Boston, Triton Brass is an exciting musical collaborative comprising five of the region's most promising young talents. Triton Brass were prize winners at the 2005 Lyon International Chamber Music Competition, 2003 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, and semi-finalists at the Concert Art- ists Guild Competition. Triton members are in their second year as artists-in-residence at The Boston Conservatory, where the group serves as both performers and instructors, and are proud to be faculty and co-hosts for the Atlantic Brass Quintet International Seminar.

Since receiving his Master's degree from the New England Conservatory, Steve Banzaert has been an active freelancer in the Boston area, serving as principal trumpet of the New Bedford Symphony. Steve is also an instructor at MIT and is on the faculty of Hampshire College, where he teaches electro-mechanics.

Originally from New Jersey, Andrew Sorg is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Andrew is an active performer, composer, chamber musician and trumpet teacher in the Boston area. He holds teaching and residency positions at Boston College, The Boston Con- servatory and The Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

Whitacre Hill (substituting tonight for Shelagh Abate) began his studies of the French horn at the age of nine with Prowell Seitzinger in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. Whitacre continued his studies at the Eastman School of Music, the Music Academy of the West, and Northwestern University.

Wesley Hopper is a busy freelance trombonist in the Boston area, having performed with the Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and countless other ensembles. He performs regularly with the National Lyric Opera, Lexington Symphony, and New Bedford Symphony.

Bass trombonist Angel Subero (substituting tonight for Jobey Wilson) attended the Conservatorio Itinerante in his native Venezuela, as well as the Boston Conservatory, and the New England Conservatory of Music, where he received the NEC Merit Award, graduating with distinction in performance.

Visit Triton Brass Quintet’s website at

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