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Individual Bios
Follow the links below to learn more about the individual musicians:

John Ferrari,
Drums


Daniel Grabois,
Horn


Benjamin Herrington,
Trombone


Tim Leopold,
Trumpet


Jon Nelson,
Trumpet


Raymond Stewart,
Tuba



"Brass Wizards"
- CD Review

"Exciting... crystal-clear sound"
- The Key Note

"Go see them... they're excellent"
- Frank Zappa

Daniel Grabois, Horn

I grew up in the Berkshires, and began studying the horn at age 10. At age 16, during a summer at Kinhaven Music School, I decided to become a professional musician; I went on to college at Yale and graduate school at the Manhattan School of Music. My career now consists of chamber music, new music, orchestral performances, and teaching. I play in the Meridian Arts Ensemble, a sextet of brass and percussion that has recorded 8 CD’s, performed in 49 states and abroad, and commissioned and premiered over 50 new works. I am also the principal horn player in Sequitur, a new-music chamber orchestra, which commissioned a new concerto for me from David Rakowski (available on CD on Albany Records). The New York Times called my premiere “assured and vividly colored.” Among my many New York orchestral experiences, a stand-out was a series of concerts with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, which we also recorded on the Delos label. I have enjoyed playing with the Metropolitan and New York City Operas and the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater. I am on the faculties of the Hartt School of Music and Princeton University. I live in Queens with my wife and my young son, Charlie.

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