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Brian Kachur, originally from Pompton Lakes, NJ, has earned national and international recognition as a musician, including being named a Winner of the 2023 Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition and a Winner of the 2022 University of Michigan Graduate Concerto Competition. He was also selected among hundreds of saxophonists worldwide to compete in the 8th Adolphe Sax International Competition in Dinant, Belgium.


Outside of his work with Aero Quartet, Brian has performed as an orchestral musician with the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, he performed Steven Bryant’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone with the University of Michigan Symphony Band in September of 2022. As a jazz musician, Brian has performed with the One More Once Big Band and the University of Michigan Jazz Lab Ensemble, and has also performed alongside award-winning saxophonist Grace Kelly.


Brian earned Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Saxophone Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor studying with Dr. Timothy McAllister, with additional instruction in Jazz Improvisation under Dr. Andrew Bishop. Brian is currently earning a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Saxophone Performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois studying with Taimur Sullivan.

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