The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
6.01.21 – 6.05.21
Session: The Well-Tempered Trumpeter: Maintaining Balance in Your Musical Career
Brian Kuszyk is a native of southeastern Pennsylvania. He is currently principal trumpet of Opera Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Delaware Symphony, and the Princeton Festival. Brian is a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and plays extra with the Philadelphia Orchestra. As soloist, he has been featured with the Delaware Symphony, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. He also served for sixteen years as principal trumpet with the Opera Festival of New Jersey.
As a member of Philadelphia Brass for the past thirty years, he has toured the United States extensively, as well as foreign tours to England and Bolivia. With Philadelphia Brass, he has given master classes at Julliard, St. Olaf College, Luther College, The University of Wisconsin and the University of Maryland among others, and has recorded 6 CDs with the group.
After completing his musical education at Temple University as a student of Seymour
Rosenfeld, he continued his musical studies with William Vacchiano and Vince Penzarella.
Among his national TV, radio and film credits is “Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale”, the NFL Film’s Emmy Award-winning documentary “Johnny Unitas” and a Latin Grammy-winning recording “Interchange” with the LA Guitar Quartet and the Delaware Symphony. He has performed under Wolfgang Sawallisch, Simon Rattle, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Lorin Mazel among others.
Brian has been a member of the performance faculty of Princeton University since 2018 and was Professor of Trumpet at the University of Delaware for the 2018-2019 year.
He lives in Merion Station, PA with his wife Laure, a high school French teacher, and his
children Matthieu and Isabelle. He has a passion for motorcycles, reading history and biographies.