City Winds Trio - Bios
||Crispian Fordham - Flute - has
a BA (Mannes College of Music) and a Masters Degree (Mannes
College of Music) in Music Performance on flute. He has
studied with Keith Underwood (top instructor and lecturer
across the world) and Nadine Asin (former piccolo & flute
of the Metropolitan Opera). Mr. Fordham has performed
with the Park Avenue Chamber Players , London Festival
Players and many more. Mr. Fordham has performed many
solo and chamber music performances in concert halls such
as: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall and the
United Nations. Also Crispian attended the Aspen Music
Festival as a full Scholarship fellow. In 2001 Mr. Fordham
won the award of excellence in Performance from the Mannes
College of Music.
Meredyth Coleman - Oboe - has
a BA (Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) and Masters
Degree (Hartt School of Music) in Music Performance
on oboe. She also has a Professional Studies Performance
Diploma (Mannes College of Music) on English horn. Ms.
Coleman teachers include Marion Arthur Kuszyk (Los Angeles
Philharmonic) and Humbert Lucarelli (top recording artist)
on oboe and Thomas Stacy (English hornist of the New
York Philharmonic) on English horn. Ms. Coleman has
performed with ensembles such as: the Emerson String
Quartet, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Illini Symphony
Orchestra, Arcady Music Festival Orchestra, Gold Coast
Opera and many more Symphonies throughout the country.
Ms. Coleman can currently be heard as the oboist for
Lydia’s Italy national show on PBS. Meredyth has also
won numerous awards including: Emerson String Quartet
Top Prize and Best of Chamber Music Award from the Hartt
School of Music.
Yuki Higashi - Bassoon - a native
of Japan, began studying bassoon at the age of sixteen.
He received his B.M. and M.M from the Conservatory of
Music at S.U.N.Y. Purchase and Professional Studies
Diploma from the Mannes College of Music. Mr. Higashi
studied with Leonard Hindell, Matthew Ruggierro, and
Donald MacCourt. He performed Weber’s Bassoon Concerto
with the Kawanabe Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan. Mr.
Higashi is an active freelancer through the East Coast
as an Orchestra and chamber musician. Recently, Mr.
Higashi is serving as bassoonist for the New York Symphony,
One World Symphony, Western Piedmond Symphony (NC) and
Cape Symphony (MA).
Christopher J. Haberl – Piano
– Chris has been musical director for various theatre
companies in the New Jersey/New York area. Chris was
musical director, arranger and orchestrator for the
opening of the new musical, “Lost and Found” in Sacramento,
CA. He also composed the musical score for “The Survivor”,
a straight play which opened in Brooklyn in May, 2006.
While serving as an organist, Mr. Haberl, has performed
in churches across the East Coast and throughout Europe,
with a performance at Galway Cathedral in Ireland. Chris’
orchestral work includes guest appearances with St.
Peter’s Orchestra in New Jersey, and Greenwich Village
Orchestra. Chris attended Mannes College of music where
he studied piano with Zelma Bodzin.
City Winds Trio performs on a regular basis
throughout the tri-state area. This year the Trio will be
performing concerts at Cathedral St. John the Divine -NYC,
St. Paul's Chapel and Trinity Church -NYC, St. Paul's Chapel
at Columbia University, St. Peter's Church -NYC, and Mahwah
Public Library- NJ. Also City Winds Trio continues to educate
and inspire children through their education program Musical
Innovations, which they perform at Montessori Schools and