Project Description

From left to right: Rudi Hoehn, Kenneth Hafner, JoAnn Lamolino, Anna Lenhart and Jason Byerlotzer

Kenneth Hafner, Trumpet

Kenneth’s music studies included undergraduate work at the State University of New York and graduate studies at Indiana University; he holds a Master’s degree from Northwestern University. He has performed as a member of the trumpet section of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) and predecessor Honolulu Symphony for more than 20 years and has been with Chamber Music Hawaii for most of those 20 years. His performing experience includes work with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under direction of Michael Tilson Thomas and with the Maui Symphony.

JoAnn Lamolino, Trumpet

JoAnn is the Associate Principal/2nd Trumpet of the HSO. She is also a member of the trumpet section of the Reading Symphony in Reading, PA. Other performance experiences include the Baltimore Symphony in Maryland, New Jersey Symphony, State of Mexico Symphony in Toluca, Mexico, Taoramina Arte in Sicily, Adele, Josh Groban, and the Spoleto Festival. Prior to coming to Hawaii, JoAnn held a position with the Charleston Symphony in South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Music from Boston University and a Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

Anna Lenhart, French Horn

Anna is the Principal Hornist of the HSO. Since her orchestral debut at age twelve, Anna has appeared with over seventy different ensembles in venues throughout the United States, Poland, Germany, China, Korea, Japan, and Mongolia. Her favorites include Carnegie Hall and Coachella. Ms. Lenhart received degrees from Bringham Young University, in Provo, Utah and University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. After a freezing childhood in southeast Idaho, Anna is thrilled to experience our Hawaiian winters.

Jason Byerlotzer, Trombone

A member of the Honolulu Brass Quintet since 2009, Jason is Principal Trombonist for HSO, a position he has held since 2008. He is Lecturer of Trombone at University of Hawaii at Manoa and low brass instructor at the Punahou School. Jason received his Bachelor of Music from San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music. Before coming to Honolulu, Jason held positions with the Colorado Springs Symphony, San Antonio Symphony and the Cleveland Opera.

Rudi Hoehn, Bass Trombone

Rudi is Acting Principal Bass Trombone with HSO, Principal Bass Trombone with the Santa Barbara Symphony, lecturer of brass at University of Hawaii at Manoa, and also performs with Hawaii Opera Theatre. He received the Bachelor of Music degree from California State University at Sacramento and Masters of Music from the Julliard School. He has performed widely with symphonies throughout the country, recorded Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 4 with the Seattle Symphony, and is on the soundtracks of numerous videogames.