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Mark Brandenburg

Studied with Frealon Bibbons, Jr., Bernard Portnoy, and Rosario Mazzeo.

Principal clarinet, Opera San José Orchestra and Midsummer Mozart Festival Orchestra. Former member San Francisco Symphony and San José Symphony. Performances with San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, Western Opera Theatre, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Oakland East Bay Symphony, California Symphony, Cabrillo Music Festival.

He has taught at San Francisco Conservatory and San José State University.

Giancarlo Aquilanti

Studied composition with Paolo Ugoletti, Glenn Glasow, Wayne Peterson, and Jody Rockmaker.

Numerous compositions, including songs for voice and various combinations of instruments, several orchestral, choral and band pieces, string quartets, and the operas La povertà, Lot’s Women, and Oxford Companions.

Recipient of the Walter J. Gores award for excellence in teaching (2003-04), Stanford's highest award.


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