Brian Kuszyk, Trumpet

BrianBrian Kuszyk is principal trumpet of the Opera Philadelphia,  Philadelphia Ballet, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, The Academy of Vocal Arts Orchestra, a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and a substitute with the Philadelphia Orchestra.  As soloist, he has been featured with the Delaware Symphony, the Philadelphia 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, and served as Professor of Trumpet at West Chester University for the fall semester of 2023.

He lives in Merion Station, PA with his wife Laure, a high school French teacher.