David Anderson, a professional double bassist, joined the Louisiana Philharmonic in New Orleans as principal bass in 1996. He has performed and recorded regularly with orchestras including the Louisville Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Since 1994, he has served as principal bassist in the Britt Festival Orchestra
in Oregon. He has performed extensively with ensembles including the
Aspen Festival, Chautauqua Festival, Colorado Philharmonic, Colorado Music Festival,
the LaSalle Quartet, and as a soloist with Richard Stoltzman, Gene
Bertoncini, Nigel Kennedy, and Bobby McFerrin. A composer as well as a
performer, David Anderson has published bass duets and quartets,
including a bass quartet that was performed to acclaim at the Chamber Music Festival at Indiana University in 1993. Several years ago he
completed a concerto for bass trombone, commissioned by his father,
Edwin Anderson, former bass trombonist with the Cleveland Orchestra. His Concerto for Double Bass, Strings & Harp, commissioned by Philadelphia Orchestra principal bassist Hal Robinson, was premiered at the ISB
Convention in June of 1997 and performed on the 1997-98 subscription
series of the Philadelphia Orchestra season, Wolfgang Sawallisch
conducting. He has been with the Loyola University College of Music faculty since 2003.
Yui Asano, full-time accompanist at Loyola University since 2005, is a very active recital accompanist throughout the city of New Orleans and enjoys the career of chamber and orchestral musician. As a recital accompanist, Ms. Asano has played for many musicians of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra as well as faculty members of Loyola University’s College of Music. She has also performed with many guest artists on the university’s Montage series including, principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic, Robert Langevin. Ms. Asano is a proud member of the chamber music groups Musaica and the Windsor Court Trio. She makes frequent appearances with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra where she recently collaborated with famed violinist, Robert McDuffie, in the Violin Concerto #2 by Phillip Glass. No stranger to the vocal world, Ms. Asano has served as a district accompanist for the Metropolitan Opera Audition and its master classes. She worked for the Knoxville Opera Company, Chattanooga Opera Company, Opera in the Ozarks, Shreveport Opera, and the New Orleans Opera Association. Ms. Asano holds degrees from Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo, and Loyola University in New Orleans where she studied with John Murphy.
John Reeks is a "Ninth Ward" New Orleans native
whose family tree is covered with generations of artists, both musical
and graphic. He graduated from Loyola University
in 1973 with a Music Education degree, and a Masters Degree, obtained
in 1999. John has played orchestral music professionally in New Orleans
for over 30 years. He has also worked with the San Antonio Symphony and
the orchestras of the Santa Fe and Glimmerglass Operas. He was a member
of the Spike Jones Band when that group was revamped in 1992. John
plays Clarinet, Bass Clarinet and Saxophone in the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
He is one of the founding members of the Philharmonic, and has served
as its president. Along with the other LPO clarinetists, he
served as Host of ClarinetFest 2001. John has also held the position of Clarinet Instructor on the faculty of the Loyola University College of Music for fourteen years. A new CD "Old Wine in New Bottles,"
which features John and colleagues from Loyola performing arrangements
of sonatas by Brahms and the "Fantasy Pieces" by Schumann for clarinet quintet can be purchased
online. John is a Yamaha Artist on clarinet and plays a Selmer bass
clarinet. He is married to fellow LPO clarinetist Stephanie
Stephanie Thompson is enjoying her seventh year as the Assistant Principal/ Second and Eb Clarinetist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
She received her doctorate in performance from the University of
Michigan, with undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Dana School
of Music at Youngstown State University. She has studied with
many of the most influential clarinetists of our time, including Dennis
Nygren, Clark Brody, Fred Ormond, Ted Oien, and Mark Nuccio.
Prior to winning the position in New Orleans, Stephanie was a member of
the Youngstown and Ann Arbor Symphonies. She also performed with
numerous orchestras in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Canada.
Post-Huuricane Katrina, Stephanie has played with the Canton, Akron,
and New Mexico Orchestras, and the Sarasota Opera. Stephanie is married to LPO clarinetist John Reeks.
Sarah Schettler plays second flute in the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and teaches flute at Tulane University and the University of New Orleans. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Millikin University, Master of Music degrees in Flute Performance and Musicology from the University of North Texas, and a Doctor of Music in Flute Performance from Florida State University. From 2002-2007, Sarah taught applied flute and music theory at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in Kingsville, Texas. She was a semifinalist for the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition in 2004 and First Prize winner of the Kentucky Flute Society Young Artist Competition in 2005. Later that year, she was one of six flutists invited to participate in a year-long course in southern England with flutist Trevor Wye. Sarah spends her summers in Sidney, Maine teaching at the New England Music Camp. She is currently serving as Vice President/Festival Coordinator for the 2010 Louisiana Flute Society Flute Festival.