The Los Angeles Philharmonic Wind Quintet explores the vast range of wind quintet repertoire while expanding the genre through bold new commissions and collaborations with today’s finest artists. Formed in May of 2018, the quintet brings together Principal players from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and for the ANAM performance, will be joined by guest oboist Ricardo Barbosa from the Sao Paolo Symphony in Brazil.
BORIS ALLAKHVERDYAN was appointed Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2016. He previously served as Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Associate Principal Clarinet of the Kansas City Symphony. Allakhverdyan is a founding member of the award-winning Prima Trio.
Born and raised in Adelaide, Australia, ANDREW BAIN was appointed to the Chair of Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic by Gustavo Dudamel in May 2011.Prior to moving to L.A., Andrew held positions of Principal Horn of the Melbourne Symphony, Queensland Symphony, Münchner Symphoniker, and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and Associate Principal Horn of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. From 2003 to 2012, he was the Principal Horn of the Colorado Music Festival.
DENIS BOURIAKOV has been Principal Flute of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2015 and, before that, was Principal Flute of the Metropolitan Opera from 2009. Denis has in recent years established himself as one of the most active and sought-after soloists in the flute world. He has won prizes in some of the most important international competitions, including the Munich ARD, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Prague Spring, Carl Nielsen, and Kobe competitions.
WHITNEY CROCKETT, one of the most respected bassoonists of his generation, joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Principal Bassoon as Maestro Gustavo Dudamel’s first appointment. A native of Miami, he came to Los Angeles after 12 years as Principal Bassoon of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Prior to his work in New York, Crockett held the same position with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and earlier in his career he held Principal Bassoon positions with the Florida Orchestra, the South Florida Symphony, and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of the Dominican Republic. He also currently serves as principal bassoon with the All-Star Orchestra.
Since 2011 RICARDO BARBOSA has been oboist with the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, which has worked with names like Frank Shipway, Heinz Holliger, Louis Langrée, Eiji Oue, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Kristjan Järvi among others. He is also professor of oboe and contemporary repertoire in the Sao Paulo State Music School, EMESP and is oboe professor at the ‘Music in the Mountains Festival’ in the city of Pocos de Caldas – MG, Brazil.
Andrew Bain’s ANAM Faculty position is generously supported by Ann and Robert Ronus
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