My Top Ten Orchestral Trumpet Players Today

This is my personal top-ten list of some of the finest orchestral trumpeters that are playing today. Please comment and let me know your favorites.

  1. Philip Smith, principal, New York Philharmonic, since 1988.
  2. Chris Martin, principal, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, since 2005.
  3. Michael Sachs, principal, Cleveland Orchestra, since 1988.

  4. Thomas Hooten, principal, Los Angeles Philharmonic, since 2012.
  5. David Bilger, principal, Philadelphia Orchestra, since 1995.
  6. Thomas Rolfs, principal, Boston Symphony Orchestra, since 2006
  7. Mark Inouye, principal, San Francisco Symphony, since 2008
  8. Giuliano Sommerhalder, principal, Concertgebouw Orchestra, since 2011

    Gábor Tarkövi, principal trumpet, Berlin Philharmonic

    Gábor Tarkövi, principal trumpet, Berlin Philharmonic

  9. Gábor Tarkövi, principal, Berlin Philharmonic, since 2004
  10. Philip Cobb, principal, London Symphony Orchestra, since 2009
Philip Cobb, principal trumpet, LSO, with former principal, Maurice Murphy

Philip Cobb, principal trumpet, LSO, with former principal, Maurice Murphy

Tags: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Michael Sachs, New York Philharmonic