Adjunct Instructor, Trumpet
University of Delaware
137 Amy E. du Pont Music Building
Newark, DE 19716
Brian Kuszyk is a native of southeastern Pennsylvania. He is currently serving as principal trumpet of Opera Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. He is also principal trumpet with the Princeton Festival, a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra, and he plays extra with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has been a featured soloist with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. He served for 16 years as principal trumpet with the Opera Festival of New Jersey.
As a member of Philadelphia Brass for the past 30 years, he has toured the West, Midwest, Southern and Eastern United States extensively, as well as foreign tours to England and Bolivia. With Philadelphia Brass, he has given master classes at Juilliard, St. Olaf Lutheran College, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Maryland among others, and he has recorded 5 CDs with the group.
After completing his musical education at Temple University as a student of Seymour Rosenfeld, Kuszyk continued his musical studies with William Vacchiano and Vince Penzarella.
Among his numerous national TV, radio and film credits are 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 Orchestra. He has performed under Wolfgang Sawallisch, Simon Rattle, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Lorin Mazel among others.
Brian 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.
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