From left to right: Julia Filson, Kenneth Hafner, JoAnn Lamolino, Jason Byerlotzer, and Rudi Hoehn
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 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 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, NJ 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 SC. She received her Bachelor of Music from Boston University and a Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music.
Julia Filson plays with HSO and teaches at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Prior to this, Julia toured and commissioned new music extensively as a member of the Gaudete Brass Quintet based in Chicago. She was in residence at Roosevelt University with Gaudete, and also can be heard on their recordings with Cedille Records. During this time, she presented master classes and recitals across the country at schools including Eastman, Juilliard, University of Michigan, and CalArts. Other engagements include Chicago Symphony’s MusicNOW series, Ensemble Dal Niente, Contempo Ensemble at University of Chicago, the Lucerne Festival, Ravinia Festival, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and more.
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 UHManoa 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 is Acting Principal Bass Trombone with HSO, Principal Bass Trombone with the Santa Barbara Symphony, lecturer of brass at UH 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.