2017-2019 Performers

The Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet of 2015-2017 is comprised of musicians from the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and China. All five members share a passion for chamber music and strive to cultivate their own unique chamber sound. Along with competing in national chamber group competitions, the group engages in community outreach throughout Arizona. In their spare time, the group enjoys hiking and exploring the beautiful Sonoran Desert that surrounds the University of Arizona. Their close friendships mirror their collaboration as musicians. You can follow the group as they progress through their two year Masters program on Facebook and Instagram.

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Flutist Ivo Dae-Seong Shin de Souza began his studies with his Aunt Regina Lima at 13. Soon after, he entered the pre-college program at Rio Grande do Norte Federal University (UFRN) to study with Rodrigo Gouveia. He then began his undergraduate studies with Alexandre Johnson at UFRN where he performed extensively in the university’s Orchestra. Throughout his studies, he performed in master classes with Philippe Bernold, Sergio Barrenechea, Julie Koidin, José Ananias, and Jorge Salgado Correia.

Ivo has performed in the Orfeo concert series at UFRN and was invited to play with and mentor flutists in the university's orchestra since he finished his studies. In addition to his performing schedule, Ivo also teaches numerous students. After finishing his undergraduate studies, Ivo was a substitute flute teacher at the UFRN and taught for the government project,

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Mexican oboist, Monserrat García Campos, was Principal Oboe of the Michoacán Symphony Orchestra(OSIDEM), professor of the Conservatorio de las Rosas (CR), and teacher of oboe and solfége at Orquesta Comunitaria Sistema Michoacano de Fomento Musical. She has also performed in the Nuevo Leon Symphony Orchestra, the Zacatecas Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of Michoacán, and the National Symphony in Mexico City.

She began her musical studies at 14 in Zacatecas, and later joined the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), in Mexico City where she studied with Roberto Kolb. In 2009, she joined the Youth Orchestra Carlos Chavez performing under the batons of renowned conductors from the United States and Latin America. In 2013, she was selected for the National University's exchange program with the 
Landen Konservatorium and traveled to Klagenfurt, Austria to finish her music studies.

She performed in master classes given by oboists Hansjörg Schelenberger, Thomas Indermülle, and Michael Turnovsky. As a chamber musician, she has performed in a variety of ensembles for concerts in Michoacán, Guanajuato, and Mexico City with fellow musicians from both the OSIDEM and CR in the last year.

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Chinese clarinetist Baiyu Li, studied at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music Affiliate Middle School and the Sichuan Conservatory of Music. During his studies, he was awarded prizes in the first Hong Kong International Clarinet Competition and the Uebel Clarinet Competition. He was invited to perform in a quartet at Sangmyung University (Korea), and has performed with the Xichang Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sichuan Conservatory of Music Teachers' Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Horn player Anne Cotin graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in horn as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. While at UCSB, she performed in the University Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Maurice Falkner Brass Quintet, and Suzanne Falkner Horn ensemble. Anne has assisted the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony horn section since 2013. She also competed in the 2013 International Horn Competition of America held in Louisville, KY. Anne attended the Summer Brass Institute at Menlo in 2015, where she took lessons and performed in masterclasses with members of the San Francisco Symphony. She has studied with Steven Gross and has performed in master classes with Lazlo Seeman, Erika Wilsen, Bob Ward, and Sara Bach. Before coming to Arizona to pursue graduate studies in horn, she taught young horn students in her home town of Murrieta, CA.

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Jacob Fernandez received degrees in music education and performance from Lawrence University in the Spring of 2017. While at Lawrence he studied classical and contemporary music with professor Carl Rath. He has recently performed during the 2016 season of the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, Massachusetts and played on the world premiere of Ataraxis 2.3, for bassoon and electronics by Isaac Mayhew at the 2017 International Double Reed Society Convention.
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