Swedish born Urban Agnas studied at the Ingesund College of Music in Arvika, Sweden. In 1987 he became the principal trumpet with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra before moving to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in 1989 where he remained until 1992.
Urban won prizes at the ARD-Wettbewerb, Munich and the Radio France International Trumpet Competition, Toulon. As a soloist he has performed with orchestras such as the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony and the London Mozart Players, with whom he has also recorded J. N. Hummel’s trumpet concerto.
Since 2001 Urban is professor of trumpet at the Academy of Music in Cologne, Germany. Before accepting his position in Cologne he taught at the Music Academies in Stockholm, Gothenburg Ingesund and Piteå.
A multi award winner, Tom Poulson recently won both the Trumpet and Contemporary Performance prizes at the Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments as well as 2nd place overall. He is a Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe competition winner and runner up at the Bromsgrove International Young Musicians’ Platform.
Tom has performed concertos with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Düsseldorf and Nürnberger Symphonikers, English Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Scotland and Euro Symphony SFK. In April he gave the premiere of Mike Svoboda’s Triple Concerto for Trumpet, Trombone and Tuba with the Philharmonisches Orchester Cottbus, which was broadcast on German Radio. He has given masterclasses at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm and the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki and has been a brass tutor with the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and National Youth Orchestra of Iraq.
Annamia Larsson was born in Sweden, and since 2010 has been the principal Horn of the Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Sweden. She started her orchestral career in the Verbier Festival Orchestra and after that won the position as Co-principal horn of the Royal Opera in Stockholm at the age of 21.
Annamia studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and also at Universität für Darstellende Kunst und Musik Wien. She is performs frequently as a soloist with orchestras in Scandinavia including the Swedish Radio Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Gävle Symphony and Reykjavik Chamber Orchestras. She is also a member of the Stockholm Sinfonietta and the contemporary ensembles New European Ensemble in the Hague and KammarensembleN in Stockholm.
After graduating from the soloist diploma class of the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2008 she filled the position as horn teacher of the College before taking on the position full time in 2013. She has given masterclasses for the International Horn Society Macomb USA, South East Horn Workshop Virginia USA and for the Nordic Horn Symposium in various cities in Scandinavia.
After completing his studies at the Stockholm State Academy of Music in 1987, Jonas Bylund became principal trombonist of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Soon after he won 1st prize at the international soloist competition CIEM, Geneve and 2nd prize at the ARD-Wettbewerb, München. He was offered the position of principal trombone with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and in 1990 returned to Stockholm with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra until 1995.
Jonas has appeared as a soloist with a number of Europe’s leading orchestras, including the Philarmonia, Royal Stockholm Philarmonic, Oslo Philarmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony and the BBC Scottish. Since 1995 Jonas has held the position Professor of Trombone at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover. His students have been prize winners at international competitions and have gained positions in leading symphony orchestras around the world. In 2016 Jonas accepted to position of Professor of Trombone at the -Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, which he now shares with Hannover. He is frequently invited to serve as a juror at international competitions, which have included CIEM Geneva 1998, Prague Spring Competition 2004, ARD Wettbewerb 2007.
Stockholm born and raised, Sami Al Fakir has been the tuba player of Stockholm Chamber Brass since 2014. Before joining the quintet Sami was the Tubist of the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra and Linné Brass Quintet, a position he held from 2006-2009. Sami studied at Royal College of Music in Stockholm where he won a 1st prize scholarship to study in the college. After finishing his studies he received the prestigious Gålösiftelsens/ Sixten Gemzéus travelling scholarship and 2nd Prize at the Svenska Solistpriset, (Swedish Soloist Prize). Sami has performed solos with both the Swedish Radio Symphony and the Gävle Symphony Orchestras. He is a regular guest with Sweden’s orchestras such as the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Royal Swedish Opera, Swedish Radio Symphony and Swedish Chamber Orchestra as well as the Oslo Opera. Sami often appears on stage and television and between October 2008 to October 2010 he toured Sweden in the 2 person show ‘Dina dagar är räknade,’ alongside Sissela Kyle. He can regularly be seen on television performing alongside his good friend, the comedian Henrik Schyffert.