Woodwinds/Brass



Linden Wu – Flute

10982130_10155325019725354_2569459519628465917_nTaiwanese-American flutist Linden Wu is an established musician and teacher based in the city of Boston. Raised in the Chicago suburbs, he started piano at age four and began flute when he was ten years old. He received his undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, studying under Dr. Jonathan Keeble. He went on to receive his master’s degree in music performance from the New England Conservatory, where he received tutelage from Paula Robison and Elizabeth Rowe.

Various awards and honors that he received were 2ndplace in solo competition and 1stplace in the chamber music competition hosted by the Illinois Flute Society, runner-up in the Armstrong Competition, and finalist for the Chicago Flute Club Solo Competition. In addition, he has had previous engagements with the Yellow River Ensemble, Boston Philharmonic, and the Video Game Orchestra of Boston.

In addition to 77 Arts Academy, he also serves as a faculty member of the Natick School District and the Middlesex School.


Paulo Danay – Sr. Saxophone / Clarinet

Paulo received his Bachelor of Music at Berklee College where his teachers include such famous musicians as Bill Pierce, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi and Charles Banaccos. He extensively toured around the world including performances in London with Ronnie Scott’s Jazz group and in Paris at the famous Caveau de la Huchet and toured in Brazil with singers Gwen Leathers and Karin Parker. With his own quartet, Paulo  performed all over US, toured France and Switzerland and had many appearances on TV and radio shows in Brazil.  He has recorded several albums. One of them in  cooperation with Jerry Bergonzi. Paulo has been teaching clarinet and saxophone for 30+ years and also works as an instructor for Berklee College of Music City Music Outreach Program.

 

 


Andrew Knight – Sr.Trombone/Low Brass

Andrew Knight has been teaching low brass for nearly 20 years while playing solo, chamber, and orchestral engagements around the country. Andrew continues to perform while maintaining an active studio. His orchestral experience includes performances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic de Acapulco, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Esplande Orchestra, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, and various pit orchestras in theaters around the Greater Boston area.

Andrewʼs studies include a Bachelor of Music Performance at Miami University, Ohio under John Seidel, a Master of Music Performance at Southern Methodist University under John Kitzman (Dallas Symphony Orchestra), and Doctoral studies in Brass Pedagogy at Indiana University under Edwin Anderson (Cleveland Symphony Orchestra), Scott Hartman (Empire Brass, Proteus 7), and Pete Ellefson (Seattle Symphony Orchestra). While at Indiana University he spent extensive study and performance time in the Jazz department with the legendary jazz educator David Baker.

Andrew began teaching his first student while an undergraduate at Miami University and has continued teaching since then in Texas, Indiana, and Massachusetts. He currently maintains a studio of students from beginner through high school studying trombone, euphonium, and tuba.