Jean-Yves Fourmeau is a first-class classical saxophone artist. He learned saxophones from Daniel Deffayet at CNSM , Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Dance de Paris, and graduated top of the class at the age of only 17, which was unprecedented at the time. He was awarded second prize at the Gap International Saxophone Competition in France (First prize was no applicable). To this date, he maintains an active solo career and has performed with many orchestras across the world. He has been the saxophone soloist for the Berliner Philharmoniker and for the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
He has recorded a total of 14 CDs during his career. As an educator, he has been the professor at Cergy-Pontoise Conservatory. He used to be the professor at Indiana University in the USA from 2000 to 2001. He also gives concerts and master classes actively in Europe, Asia, Canada, the USA and Australia.
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Born in 1958 in Montreal, Canada, Khaner studied at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of the late Julius Baker. After serving as co-principal of the Pittsburgh Symphony and principal of the Cleveland Orchestra and Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, he has been Principal Flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1990.
Born in Sapporo, Japan, Shigenori Kudo began learning the flute under Nobuhiro Sasaki at age 10 and was a student of Souichi Minegishi at the Toho Gakuen School of Music. Kudo later studied under Jean-Pierre Rampal at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where he completed his degree with the First Prize in 1979.