Spring Wind Quintet

The Spring Wind Quintet performs concerts and educational services throughout Hawai‘i, nationally and internationally. Repertoire includes contemporary, pops, and Hawaiian music, plus the standard classics. Interest in new music and world music has inspired the creation of several original works and numerous new arrangements. Collaborating with their string, brass, and keyboard colleagues in Chamber Music Hawai‘i, the Spring Wind Quintet has performed and also commissioned many works for expanded and mixed instrumentation. The quintet’s work with Hawaiian artists led to a Grammy nomination in 2013 (“Malama Ko Aloha”) and a Nā Hōkū Hanohono nomination in 2016 (“Paka’a Lanakila!”). Spring Wind Quintet is a recipient of grants from Chamber Music America’s Ensemble Residency program and from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Lance Suzuki

Flute

Consistently praised for his “gorgeous flute tone” (NY Times) and his “captivating” (NY Concert Review) and “mesmerizing” (NY Classical Review) performances, Lance has performed as a chamber musician and soloist at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Marlboro and Bard Festivals, and live on NPR’s Performance Today. He appears regularly as Principal Flute of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra and the Mark Morris Dance Group Ensemble and was Piccolo/Third Flute in the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra from 2015-18. He holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and the University of Southern California and is also a graduate of the Punahou School. Committed to educating the next generation of young musicians, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Hawai‘i Flute Society and the Hawai‘i Music Teachers Association.

J. Scott Janusch

Oboe

Scott is Principal Oboe of the HSO and was a scholarship student at the Manhattan School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music. His teachers include John Mack, Elaine Douvas, Henry Schuman and Marc Lifschey. Scott has also held Principal Oboe positions with the San Antonio Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and the Kansas City Symphony. Oboist in the Spring Wind Quintet since 1996, Scott also previously served as the Education Coordinator for Chamber Music Hawai‘i’s in-school and community concerts and workshops.

Jim Moffitt

Clarinet

Jim is the Associate Principal and Bass Clarinetist with the HSO, having served many seasons as Acting Principal Clarinetist with Chamber Music Hawai‘i’s Spring Wind Quintet since 1986, he served two seasons as Acting Assistant Principal and E-Flat Clarinet with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. He has performed, toured and recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Winds. A former member of the Alabama Symphony, he performed with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra for 10 seasons and has also performed with the Colorado Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, Britt Festival, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and La Jolla Summerfest. Jim also serves as Board President for Chamber Music Hawai‘i.

Marsha Schweitzer

Bassoon

Marsha is the former associate principal bassoonist of the HSO, and she also served as principal bassoonist of the Hawai‘i Chamber Orchestra, Maui Symphony, and the Honolulu City Ballet Orchestra. Marsha graduated from Oberlin College and studied bassoon with Leonard Sharrow, Kenneth Moore, Artemus Edwards, Steven Maxym, and chamber music with Marcel Moyse. Marsha is a music publisher and a prolific arranger, having expanded the SWQ’s repertoire through her many arrangements and transcriptions for woodwinds, many of which are published and recorded. Marsha co-founded and served as the initial executive director of Chamber Music Hawai‘i.

Jamie Sanborn

Horn

Originally from Wichita, KS, Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and a master’s from the University of Texas at Austin. Before moving to heavenly Hawai‘i in January of 2019 to play acting 3rd/associate principal horn with the Hawai‘i Symphony, she was residing in upstate New York playing with the Orchestra NOW and performing all around New York City. A firm believer in the vital importance of music education, Jamie is also a member of Trade Winds Ensemble, a group of musicians that united in 2013 in response to the social injustices around the world and their shared belief in the power of music. They have held residencies in Kenya, Tanzania, Chicago, Haiti, and Detroit.