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Gretchen Pusch

Flutist Gretchen Pusch made her Carnegie Recital Hall debut as winner of the Artists International Competition. She has appeared in recital and as concerto soloist in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. She is a member of the Dorian Wind Quintet and has collaborated in chamber music performances with Flute Force, Musicians' Accord, Paula Robison, Julius Baker, Anthony Newman and Peter Schickele, among others. An active freelancer in New York City, Ms. Pusch has performed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Symphony, New Jersey Symphony and on Broadway. She has recorded for CRI, VAI, Innova, Mode, Newport Classic, Windham Hill and Panasonic Japan. Ms. Pusch serves on the flute faculty of the Juilliard School's Music Advancement Program and was formerly on the faculty of Rutgers University. She is a graduate of Boston University and studied with Julius Baker, James Pappoutsakis and Keith Underwood. She joined DWQ in 2000.

Gerard Reuter

Gerard Reuter began his oboe studies at the Juilliard School at the age of nine and continued there as a pupil of Lois Wann. He attended the Royal College of Music, studying with Terrence MacDonagh and Michael Winfield. Mr. Reuter is a favorite at summer music festivals such as Caramoor and Marlboro and has toured Europe and the United States with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has been principal oboist of American Ballet Theatre, An die Musik, Parnassus, and the New York Philomusica. As the recipient of the 1992 Pro Musicis International Award, Mr. Reuter was presented in solo recitals in New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Rome, Hong Kong, and Paris. He joined DWQ in 1980.

With playing described as “something magical” (The Boston Globe), “compellingly musical” (The New York Times) and “thoroughly lyrical” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Benjamin Fingland interprets a wide range of clarinet literature.  A proponent of the music of our time, he works closely with living composers and in addition to being a founding member of the acclaimed new music collective counter)induction, plays with many other contemporary ensembles - including ICE, The Network for New Music, New York New Music Ensemble, Ensemble 21, The Locrian Chamber Players, the American Modern Ensemble and Sequitur.  As a recitalist, he has traveled worldwide – performing in Europe, South America, Russia, the Ukraine, Canada, Southeast Asia and Japan.  He has also collaborated, recorded, and toured with a wide variety of other artists – ranging in scope from Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble Intercontemporain to jazz legend Ornette Coleman and pop icon Sir Elton John.  Mr. Fingland has held principal clarinet positions with the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra and the New Haven Symphony.  He has Bachelor and Master of music degrees from the Juilliard School, and is on the faculty of the Third Street Music School Settlement in New York City.  He joined DWQ in 2012.

Adrian Morejon

Praised by the New York Times for his "teeming energy" and "precise control," bassoonist  Adrian Morejon has established himself as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician. As a soloist, Morejon has appeared throughout the US and Europe with the Talea Ensemble, IRIS Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), and the Miami Symphony. An active chamber musician, he has appeared with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Boston Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music Northwest, the Portland Chamber Music Festival, and others. Morejon is co-principal bassoonist of IRIS Orchestra and has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and others. He was a recipient of the Theodore Presser Foundation Grant, 2nd prize of the Fox-Gillet International Competition, and a shared top prize at the Moscow Conservatory International Competition. An alum of the Curtis Institute and Yale School of Music, Morejon is currently on faculty at the Boston Conservatory, the Longy School of Music, and Purchase College. He joined DWQ in 2013.

Karl Kramer

Norwegian horn player, Karl Kramer-Johansen is a member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players. He is a winner of many prizes and awards in the American Horn Competition (1997 and 1999) and in 2001 won the American Scandinavian Society Cultural Award. Mr. Kramer is also active as a recitalist, lecturer, conductor and composer. He has recorded for the Philips and Aurora labels. The New York Times wrote of his performance of Milton Babbitt's Around the Horn, "This is essentially a stand-up routine for a virtuoso soloist, excellently communicated by Karl Kramer." He joined DWQ in 2005.

The Dorian Wind Quintet wishes to thank the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts for their continuing support!

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