City Winds Trio
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

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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 Public Libraries.

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