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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, Big Band District University, ASAB 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 studies in the Funza Symphonic Band under the direction of maestro Óscar Chunza, after standing out in various band competitions he entered the National University of Colombia Conservatory in 2004. In 2007 he entered the university cycle, this year He is the winner of the I Interuniversity Trumpet Competition Category A, in 2008 he obtained second place in the IV Eric Aubier National Trumpet Competition Junior category, in 2009.

He was selected as principal trumpet in the Latin American wind orchestra, in 2012 Juan is winner of the XVI national interpretation contest “Ciudad de Bogotá” a contest organized by the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra. He has received master classes with trumpet players like Francisco Pacho Flores, Max Somehalder, Fernando Parra, Juan Fernando Avendaño and Jordi Albert.

He has performed works acting as soloist with the Baroque music ensemble, Colombian music ensemble, symphonic band and brass ensemble of the National University, Cundinamarca symphonic band, Tocancipa symphonic band, he has given recitals in various auditoriums including Olav Roots, National Pedagogical University of Fine Arts, Juan Guillermo was member of the Colombian Youth Philharmonic from 2011 to 2015 with which he toured throughout Colombia, Brazil, the United States, among others, supernumerary of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra since 2010, member of the Real Brass quintet selected for three years to offer concerts in the academic music cycle in various auditoriums in the years 2010, 2011, 2012, selected by the Luis Ángel Arango library in its annual performance call in 2013, and artis invited to play as trumpet player at the foundation Bogotá Symphony Orchestra from 2011 to 2012. In 2014 he got his bachelor’s in music from the National University of Colombia in the Lupercio Barbosa trumpet studio.

In 2016 Juan Guillermo was selected as a member of the Bogotá Youth Philharmonic Band, in 2017 he was first trumpet of the Bogotá Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2018 finalist of the national contest of orchestral extracts since 2019 he is a member of the Nueva Filarmonia symphony orchestra winner of the Latin grammy, same year, Juan was trumpet professor at the Music School of the Chia and teacher of the trumpet chair at El Bosque University and instructor at the Music school at Mosquera, Cundinamarca. In 2023 won the Third price in the Collaborative piano and Brass duo Competition with the Peruvian pianist Silvia Valdivia at the the National Society of Arts and Letters of Florida, Juan is playing currently with Palm Symphony Quintet and Master Chorale of South Florida.

In 2023 Juan got a Professional performance certificate at Lynn University in the trumpet studio of Marc Reese.

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.

Playing his role as a teacher, he was a professor of the Trombone National Academy and the Simón Bolivar Conservatory of Music, with an outstanding participation as a member of the jury, as well as tutoring workshops for different music groups founded by the Simón Bolívar Conservatory of Music and the National System of Choirs, Children and Youth Orchestras of Venezuela; hence, he became a cornerstone for music groups development.

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.
Alongside his academic background, Adrián Corredor has been interested in developing his versatility as a trombone player in different music genres. 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.

As a part of the show business, he had performed in concerts and tours with famous artists such as Gilberto Santa Rosa, Luis Enrique, Jerry Rivera, Rafael el Pollo Brito, Salserin, Servando y Florentino, Chino y Nacho,
(Radio Universo Tour, 2016), TREO Group, Voz Veis, Aditus Group, Tito Rojas, Roberto Lugo, Roberto Blades, Richie Rey &Bobby Cruz, Rawayana, Felipe Peláez, Wilfrido Vargas, Santiago Cruz, Maelo Ruiz, Los Adolescentes, José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma”, among others.

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”.