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2019 International trumpet convention Award Winner:

Ryan Anthony



Biography: Ryan Anthony

2019 International Trumpet Guild Award Winner

Trumpeter Ryan Anthony is noted for his varied career as soloist, educator, chamber musician, orchestral player and now founder of The Ryan Anthony Foundation / CancerBlows.

Ryan Anthony‚Äôs solo career started as a 16-year-old prodigy when he won several national awards including the highly publicized Seventeen Magazine/General Motors Concerto Competition. Teenage solo appearances took him coast to coast prior to college and continued throughout his studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Over 30 states have heard Mr. Anthony as soloist in the last decade alone. This current season saw Mr. Anthony soloing with over a dozen ensembles while continuing his full-time duties at SMU and hospital schedule for cancer treatments. Next season has tentative solo appearances scheduled in TX, CA, CO, AR, MS, OR, NJ and Canada. A new solo CD is being completed with ‚Äėlive‚Äô appearances premiering new works for trumpet and large ensemble, featuring Dallas Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic and Memphis Symphony.¬†

Ryan Anthony became Principal Trumpet with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2006 and now holds the title of Principal Trumpet Emeritus. Since his tenure he has appeared as guest principal trumpet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Colorado Symphony as well as the sections of New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and Israel Philharmonic on select United States tours.

Mr. Anthony‚Äôs chamber career is extensive with multiple recordings as a member of Canadian Brass, Center City Brass Quintet, Burning River Brass, Brass Band of Battle Creek, International Celebrity Trumpet Ensemble, All-Star Brass and the duo ‚ÄėAnthony & Beard‚Äô.

As an educator he joined the faculty at Southern Methodist University in 2016 and now holds the title of Visiting Professor of Trumpet Practice and Chair of the Winds and Brass Division. Fall of 2019, Ryan will also start a position of Visiting Artist in Trumpet at University of Texas Austin. Mr. Anthony was Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music prior to joining the Canadian Brass and served as Artist/Faculty at North Carolina School of the Arts during 2004-2005. He is currently a Yamaha artist and has edited and recorded both the Haydn and Hummel Trumpet Concertos for Hal Leonard Publishing. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ryan Anthony received the school’s Alumni Achievement Award in 2001.

The Fall of 2012 brought a change to Mr. Anthony‚Äôs life and career with a diagnosis of an incurable cancer. After a stem cell transplant for Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow and blood) he started The Ryan Anthony Foundation 501(c)(3) non-profit organization using music to promote cancer research. The concerts called ‚ÄúCancerBlows‚ÄĚ have taken off as an important vehicle for musicians and audiences to unite in finding a cure. The success of CancerBlows and Mr. Anthony‚Äôs work with patients through music helped give him the ‚ÄúSpirit of Hope‚ÄĚ award in 2016. Mr. Anthony received the ‚ÄúCourage and Commitment‚ÄĚ award in October 2017 at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation‚Äôs Gala in Greenwich, CT. Mr. Anthony has endured constant chemotherapy type treatments every week since his diagnosis and continues to beat the odds given to him for survival. Recently given another expectation for short term of life, Mr. Anthony is often seen as a keynote speaker and advocate for cancer research with the foundation‚Äôs motto ‚ÄúMusic=Hope‚ÄĚ. The foundation is busy with it‚Äôs online store, record label and continuous future upcoming events around the country. There is no change of expectations, plans for future projects or change in life except for the greater appreciation and passion for music.


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