Special Guest Players

At the HPAC Orchestra, we invite world renowned musicians to our concerts as “special guest players” to raise the level of core members through special lessons called, “master class”. Here is a partial list of the special guest players.

Larry Combs

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Principal Clarinet (retired)

Philippe Aiche

Orchestre de Paris, Concertmaster

Adolph Herseth

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Principal Trumpet (retired)

Hans Stroecker

Vienna Philharmonic, Trombone

James Sommerville

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Horn

Keisuke Wakao

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Principal Oboe

Yasuhito Sugiyama

The Cleveland Orchestra, Principal Tuba

James Buswell

New England Conservatory, Violin

David Herbert

San Francisco Symphony, Timpani

Toru Yasunaga

Berlin Philharmonic, 1st Concertmaster (retired)

Milan Turkovic

Concert Artist/Conductor

Yun-Jie Liu

San Francisco Symphony, Associate Principal Viola

Jan Fredrik Christiansen

Oslo Philharmonic, Principal Trumpet (retired)

David Pyatt

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Horn

Shigenori Kudo

Saito-Kinen Orchestra, Mito Chamber Orchestra, Principal Flute

Peter-Lukas Graf

Concert Artist

Simon Wills

Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Rex Martin

Professor at the Northwestern University, Tuba