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.
- Philip Smith, principal, New York Philharmonic, since 1988.
- Chris Martin, principal, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, since 2005.
Michael Sachs, principal, Cleveland Orchestra, since 1988.
- Thomas Hooten, principal, Los Angeles Philharmonic, since 2012.
- David Bilger, principal, Philadelphia Orchestra, since 1995.
- Thomas Rolfs, principal, Boston Symphony Orchestra, since 2006
- Mark Inouye, principal, San Francisco Symphony, since 2008
- Giuliano Sommerhalder, principal, Concertgebouw Orchestra, since 2011
- Gábor Tarkövi, principal, Berlin Philharmonic, since 2004
- Philip Cobb, principal, London Symphony Orchestra, since 2009