New York Symphonic Brass performs
my composition “Lily”.

Since 2012, the New York Symphonic Brass has performed my composition “Lily". Originally, I wrote “Lily" for one of my piano students to improve her piano technique. I gave it to her and asked her to make an original song title. That’s why there was no title at first. At the same time, I met John Sheppard, who founded the New York Symphonic Brass. I took his brass arrangement lesson and I used that song as an example of brass arrangement. After he listened to the song, he liked it a lot and he decided to perform this song (titles after my student’s name Lily) with his brass orchestra. I’m so grateful that every Christmas season, “Lily" is performed by the New York Symphonic Brass with famous Christmas carols at the Fish Church in Stamford, Connecticut.

The collaboration continues...

In 2014, the New York Symphonic Brass performed my first brass quartet composition “Bravery” and a fanfare called “Fanfare for Elf” at DiMenna Center, New York. I’ve been wanting to write brass music for people trying to overcome suffering from natural disasters, terrorism and war. “Bravery” is the first time I wrote about death in my compositions. Also trumpeter/conductor John Sheppard asked me to write the fanfare for the concert. "Fanfare for Elf" is a very rhythmical piece for joy and fun.

About the New York Symphonic Brass

(From their website)

The New York Symphonic Brass launched its career in 2003 with a highly acclaimed recital at St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University in New York City.

Members of New York Symphonic Brass perform regularly with the finest ensembles in New York City, including the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, New York City Opera, American Ballet Theater Orchestra, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

They have also occupied chairs in the orchestras of some of the biggest hits on Broadway, including The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, and Billy Elliot.

The ensemble prides itself on performing and recording original arrangements and new works. They are extremely excited to be currently collaborating with composers Tetsuro Hoshii and Ian Ng on two brilliant new Brass Quintets, written for the ensemble.

New York Symphonic Brass is in residence at the First Presbyterian Church (the Fish Church), an architectural landmark, in Stamford, Connecticut, where they have performed numerous recitals, concerts, and services. For twenty-three years, they have performed an annual, highly popular Christmas program with added brass, percussion and organ, one of the highlights of their year.

They are also in residence at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in New York City, where they perform with visiting artists and for live telecasts of Christmas and Easter services. They have also performed on the Concert Series at the Cathedral, most recently in 2012, with guest artist David Krauss, principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

NYSB has toured Japan and Taiwan on numerous occasions. While in Japan, the group performed and recorded a private concert for the President of Panasonic at Studio Presto in the Panasonic Corporation's Yokohama Headquarters to aid in the development and design of future Panasonic products.

New York Symphonic Brass has recorded two acclaimed albums. Their premiere recording features the quintet alone and their second CD, Fish Church Noel, includes many of the original arrangements for ten part brass ensemble, percussion, and organ performed on their Fish Church Christmas Concerts.

The ensemble's members are also committed teachers and clinicians, having given many master classes and lessons throughout the United States.