IU Studio Bios - Fall 2013
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In 2012 and in 2013, he was awarded both the Artistic Excellence Award Fellowship and the Anthony & Olimpio Barbera Scholarship by Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.
In 2013, he performed Danish composer Launy Grøndahl Concerto as a soloist with the Campinas State University (UNICAMP) Symphony Orchestra. In 2010, he performed Swiss composer Erick-Larsson’s Concertino as a soloist with the same ensemble. In 2009, he fronted the Villa-Lobos Symphonic Band, performing the solo from Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov’s Concerto.
At UNICAMP, Felipe was the Assistant Professor of Trombone at the “Free School of Music.” In his native city of Itu, he served as the Band Director at the City of Itu – Anglo High School.
Felipe earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Trombone Performance at UNICAMP, where he studied under Robson de Nadai. He also received his Performance Diploma from the São Paulo State School of Music, where he studied under Gilberto Gianelli and Carlos Freitas.
In May of 2013, shortly after completing his Performance Diploma at JSOM, Felipe went on tour, performing the Tomasi Concerto, Hindemith Sonata, and Telemann Sonata in several cities throughout Brazil, including Campinas, Piracicaba, and São Paulo.
Felipe is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Bloomington, Indiana at the Jacobs School of Music, where he studies under Peter Ellefson, Dee Stewart, and Carl Lenthe. He has also received instruction from Anthony Plog (Los Angeles Orchestra), Massimo La Rosa (Cleveland Orchestra), Jörgen van Rijen (Concertgebouw Orchestra), Steve Mead, and Yo-Yo Ma.
During his music career, he has won numerous prizes in Taiwan, including 1st prize of the ATS’09 solo competition (2009), winner of the Concerto Competition of TNUA (2006), 1st prize of the Hsing-Tien-Kong Music Competition (2003, 2005), and 1st prize of the National Taiwan Music Competition (1999,2001,2003). He also won the 2011 ETW National Trombone Quartet Competition with IU Trombone Quartet and the 3rd prize of the 6th Jeju International Brass Competition (2010) with Dash Brass Quintet. He was chosen as a member of the National Repertory Orchestra (2012), Pacific Music Festival (2011), Asian Youth Orchestra (2001), and Taiwan Youth Symphony Orchestra (1999). Chao-Chun is selected as a member of the Fellow class of 2013 Alessi Seminar
Chao-Chun has performed with many groups including National Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), Taipei Symphony Orchestra and Evergreen Symphony Orchestra.
Ryan’s first trombone teacher was Megumi Kanda of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and has studied with her for the past five years, whenever he is at home. After Ryan’s sophomore year of high school, he took a big step and moved to a dorm room in northwestern Michigan to attend the one of a kind Interlochen Arts Academy. Interlochen was a very special place where Ryan was able to experience music and the arts in a very unique way. While at Interlochen, Ryan studied with Thomas Riccobono.
Music has been Ryan’s focus for as long as he can remember; it has taken him to places he never thought imaginable. To be able to continue his trombone and musical studies at the Jacobs School of Music with Professor Peter Ellefson couldn’t be more exciting! Other than music, Ryan’s favorite activities include attending concerts, running, snowboarding, soccer and his latest adventure, mountain biking.