SWQ

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 Hanohano 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

Flutist Lance Suzuki has been consistently praised for his “gorgeous flute tone” (NY Times) and his “captivating” (NY Concert Review) and “mesmerizing” (NY Classical Review) performances. He 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 has premiered numerous new works with the Metropolis, Argento and Left Coast ensembles, and in Carnegie Hall workshops led by Dawn Upshaw, John Harbison and Osvaldo Golijov. 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. In the 2019-20 season, he joined the Spring Wind Quintet and Chamber Music Hawai`i as a resident artist.

Lance Suzuki holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and University of Southern California, where he was named “Outstanding Graduate” in his class by the faculty. Committed to educating the next generation of young musicians, he serves as President of the Hawai`i Flute Society and has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Music Teachers Association. Since 2020, he has also maintained an active presence on social media, creating educational digital content for flutists of all ages.

James F. 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.

Tommy Morrison

Bassoon

A Northern New Jersey native, Tommy Morrison has been serving in the role of acting principal bassoon with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra and Hawai‘i Opera Theater since 2017. Morrison is also a member of the Spring Wind Quintet and Chamber Music Hawai‘i. As an orchestral player, Tommy has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Alabama Symphony, the LA Opera, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and the Colorado Music Festival. Morrison has performed recitals for Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Hawaii Classical Performance Series, Houston Public Radio’s The Front Row and Classical King FM Seattle’s Northwest Focus Live. As a founding member of the Noctua Wind Quintet, he has won top prizes in the Fischoff, Coleman and Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competitions. In addition to performing, Tommy serves on the teaching faculties of the Punahou Music School and the Mānoa School for Music and Arts, and is a frequent clinician for the Hawai‘i Youth Symphony.

Jamie Sanborn

Horn

In addition to being the horn player of Spring Wind Quintet, Jamie Sanborn is currently acting 3rd/ Associate Principal Horn with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra and is the Performing Arts Technical and Production Manager at ‘Iolani School. Before moving to O‘ahu in 2019, she resided in New York as a member of the Orchestra NOW while performing at several New York City venues. An active community member, Jamie has served as a board member and treasurer of Hawai’i Music Teachers Association from 2021 – 2024 and is a current Director of the Hawai’i Saxophone Foundation. Aside from her love for the horn, Jamie is deeply passionate about music education and the vital role it can play in a community. She has taught privately for over ten years and was a member of Trade Winds Ensemble from 2015 – 2020, a musician led group that used musical games, composition activities, and performances to enrich students’ lives with partner organizations in Kenya, Tanzania, Haiti, Detroit, and more.

Originally from Wichita, KS, Jamie is a proud Kansan and loves to play golf, do yoga, fish, and hike in her free time. She has a sassy niece and ornery nephew in Kansas City that she absolutely adores.