WOOD WINDS

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FLUTE / Chin-Fei Chan

An active and versatile artist, Chin-Fei performs internationally as a solo flutist, chamber musician and collabrative pianist. She received both the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in flute performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She has performed in live broadcasts on WILL 90.1 and WTTW (one of the PBS member stations in Chicago). Her teachers include Jonathan Keeble and Alexander Murray. She has also performed in master classes of Peter-Lukas Graf, Michel Debost, Robert Aitken, Alain Marion and Barthold Kuijken (on the Baroque flute). In August 2016, she was invited to perform at the National Flute Association’s annual convention, where she premiered a flute trio titled ‘no defiency.’ In addition to music, Dr. Chan is an AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique instructor. Throughout her training to become an AT instructor, she worked extensively with dancers and musicians, and has gained a deep understanding and appreciation for how it helps prevent injuries and enhance performance. 

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CLARINET / Bruce Foster

Bruce Foster is an active performer of Chamber Music. He formerly was the clarinetist with the CityWinds Quintet in San Francisco and was an artist at Music in the Vineyards (Napa, CA) and Music in the Mountains (Nevada City, CA). Bruce was a guest artist with the Oakland Trio at Old First Concerts and made guest appearances frequently with the Left Coast Ensemble in San Francisco. Mr. Foster was an active coach/instructor of Chamber Music in the San Francisco Bay Area for fifteen years. He served on the faculty of Summer Music West and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division and coached chamber ensembles for both Marin Academy, San Francisco University High School and the San Francisco High School for the Performing Arts where he was an Artist in Residence. Recently, Bruce has re-located back to the Bay Area with his family after living in Beijing, China for seven years. There, he was engaged as principal clarinet with the China National Centre for the Performing Arts.

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HORN / Daniel Wood

Daniel Wood is a member of the Quadre horn quartet, Avenue Winds and the Teal Crane Trio. He freelances throughout the Bay Area and has worked with the Oakland East Bay, Napa, California, Monterey, Vallejo, Santa Cruz, and Fremont symphonies as well as West Bay Opera and Symphony Silicon Valley. His compositions favor small groups such as brass, wind and string chamber music, steel drum ensembles and jazz combos with commissions from Ceora Winds, Presidio String Trio, and Avenue Winds. He has written and performed solo shows as an improvisational musician including "Life on an Island" and "Brother, Can you spare a Dime." Mr. Wood has lectured on the Business of Music for the Eastman School of Music, University of Oregon, and international horn conferences. He runs Solid Wood Publishing and is the chair of Musicianship and Composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Pre-College Division.