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Luis Pulido, trumpet.

Luis Carlos Pulido, Gold Brass Quintet, trumpet.

Born in Bogota, Colombia Luis Pulido started playing the trumpet at age of 14. After finishing highs school, he joined the music program at the District University Francisco José de Caldas School of Arts ASAB, receiving trumpet lessons with Fernando Rodríguez.

He earns his bachelor’s in music performance in December 2015. Luis has participated as a trumpeter in various musical groups, such as the District University Symphonic Band, Latin American Octet of Trumpets, District College Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra of the Blue Zebra, Bogota Concert Band, and the Corpas Symphony Orchestra. In 2009, he was accepted as a trumpet player to form the Latin American Wind Orchestra.

In 2012, he was a finalist in the 4th national inter-university trumpet competition fin Bogota. In February 2016, Luis was selected to participate in the International Music Festival of Santa Catarina.

He has participated in masterclasses with renowned trumpet players including Wiff Rudd, Eric Aubier, Francisco Flores, Bobby Shew, Martin Angerer, Fernando Disnha and Caleb Hudson.

In 2017, he moved to Texas to study at Texas Christian University, with Dr. Jon Burgess. In 2019 he earned his Artist Diploma. In 2022 Luis earned a master’s degree at Lynn Conservatory of music, in the studio of Mark Reese.

Luis has performed as a trumpet player in the Cundinamarca Symphonic Band and the FOSBO Bogota Symphony Orchestra Foundation also playing in United States with Orchestras like South Florida Symphony Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, Symphony of the Americas, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, and Palm Beach Symphony.

Juan Guillermo Diaz Quijano, trumpet.

Juan GBQ trumpet

Juan began his musical journey with the Funza Symphonic Band under maestro Óscar Chunza. He excelled in band competitions before joining the National University of Colombia Conservatory in 2004. Notable achievements include winning the I Interuniversity Trumpet Competition Category A in 2007 and placing second in the IV Eric Aubier National Trumpet Competition Junior category in 2008.

Selected as principal trumpet in the Latin American wind orchestra, Juan won the XVI national interpretation contest in Bogotá, 2012. He has received master classes from renowned trumpet players like Francisco Pacho Flores and has performed solo works with various ensembles.

From 2011 to 2015, Juan was a member of the Colombian Youth Philharmonic and has been a supernumerary of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra since 2010. He’s also been part of the Real Brass quintet and performed with the Bogotá Symphony Orchestra.

Juan obtained his bachelor’s in music from the National University of Colombia in 2014 and joined the Bogotá Youth Philharmonic Band in 2016, later becoming first trumpet of the Bogotá Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in 2017.

In 2018, Juan was a finalist in the national contest of orchestral extracts and joined the Nueva Filarmonia symphony orchestra. He’s served as a trumpet professor at various institutions and won third prize in a collaborative piano and brass duo competition in 2023.

Juan holds a Professional Performance Certificate from Lynn University and currently performs with the Palm Symphony Quintet and Master Chorale of South Florida.

Edgar Javier Aragon, horn.

Edgar Javier Aragon is a horn player born in Caracas, Venezuela. He was raised in a family with a deep-rooted musical tradition. He began his musical studies at 12 years old in “El Sistema” with his father, Francisco Javier Aragón. He continued his studies at the Simón Bolívar Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Ulises Aragón and Daniel Graterol.

From 2004 to 2018, he was part of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Gustavo Dudamel. He has performed in renowned concert halls such as the Philharmonic in Berlin, Musikverein in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York, and The Royal Albert Hall in London. He worked under the direction of Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado, and Daniel Barenboim, partaking in the recording of several albums for the Deutsche Gramophone label. Some of the festivals he has participated in include the BBC Proms, Salzburg, and Lucerne Festivals.

Since 2018 he has been living in Miami, Florida where he works freelance playing in orchestras like Symphony of the Americas, Palm Beach Symphony, and Miami Symphony Orchestra and South Florida Symphony.

Amalky Corredor, tuba.

Musician from Venezuela of the National Orchestra System where he was a member of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra conducted of maestro José Antonio Abreu and Gustavo Dudamel. As a teacher, he was in charge of the chair of wind instruments at Emil Friedman School for more than ten years where he managed to find and consolidate different musical groups active so far.

He currently works as an instructor and workshop of metal wind instruments in the programs musicals, inspired by the Venezuelan orchestra system Corona Youth Music Project and Union City Music Project.

Adrian Corredor, trombone.

Adrian GBQ

A Venezuelan trombone player who started his musical studies in San Cristóbal-Táchira State at the Miguel Angel Espinel School, inspired by his father as he was tutored by him. He participated in the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and the Experimental Philharmonic Band, in which he played as a soloist several times.

He enters the Caracas Youth Symphony Orchestra, then he takes part in the trombones row of the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra for one year, with which he went on national and international tours such as Cuba-2009. In 2010, he enters after a contest into the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, going along with this Orchestra on different tours such as the Switzerland-Italy tour 2011 with the Master Christian Vasquez, Bogotá Tour 2013 directed by the Master Gustavo Dudamel, South American tour with Master Gustavo Dudamel and Mexico Tour with Master Diego Matheuz.

In February 2012, he had an outstanding performance as a soloist in the “Concert for nine trombones” “The Waves of Wollongong” debuted in Latin America, composed and directed by the Great trombone player Christian Lindberg, performed by the Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela.

As an important part of his background in the field of Chamber Music, he was a member of the quintet Stunning Brass, obtaining third place in the contest of the Second Chamber Music Festival of the Music Foundation Simón Bolívar. This group also participated in the FESTICAMARA, held in Medellín, Colombia, teaching classes and performing concerts. Adrián also participated in the “Venezuela Trombone Ensemble” a music group with which he performed national concerts and recitals and a remarkable participation in the very well-known Low Brass International Course in Perú, 2010.

He has performed as a guest in the Colombia National Symphony Orchestra and the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, where he participated in several concerts playing the famous Opera Turandot. He has participated in the Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz since it was founded, going on numerous national and international tours, such as the U.S. tour in 2015, and the France tour in the same year.

Nowadays, he is enrolled in the list of the prestigious French brand Buffet Crampon, with which he has taught several master classes and recitals in Latin American Countries as, Colombia, Ecuador and Panamá. He has been frequently invited to MSI productions to be part of roll of musicians in their latest shows and he is a member of the “Nueva Filarmonía Orchestra” in Colombia, where he participated recently in the “Fourth Classic Music Festival in Bogotá”.