Peter-Lukas Graf is nowadays the doyen of internationally well-known flutists. Along with winning the first prize at the Munich Competition,he was appointed the youngest ever principal flutist at the Winterthur and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. After a decade of mainly conducting operas and symphonic concerts, he has been a professor in Basle. The USA National Flute Association honoured him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He received the title doctor honoris causa by the Music Academy of Cracow(Poland). From the Italian FALAUT Association, he received the premio di carriera flauto d'oro.
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Andriy Ilkiv is one of the most widely known Ukrainian musicians. During performances Andriy often switches four or five trumpets of different types. He does it without any visible efforts playing easily and with amazing virtuosity either baroque, modern or jazz music within the same concert. He plays over a whole range of musical genres. He performs with excellence at diverse roles, such as, a solo-trumpeter, leader of "KYIV-BRASS" quintet, and as a principal trumpet of world known orchestra Philharmonic of Nations founded by the legendary Leonard Bernstein. Being Yamaha Artist, Andriy expresses his strong dedication to Yamaha trumpets as his best musical companions.
In a career spanning two decades, Dave Koz has established himself as a platinum-selling artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, and instrumental music advocate. A six-time GrammyR nominee, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009.