Pittsburgh Picks New Principal Trumpet



If you have followed the Pittsburgh Symphony in the last 12 months, many changes have taken on the Steel City musicians. A long and somewhat brutal strike occurred as well as the retirement announcement of legendary trumpeter, George Vosburgh. The good news is the orchestra is back on their feet with a new principal trumpet leading the charge.

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In August of this year, the PSO had an audition for the coveted Principal Trumpet slot. It has been confirmed that Micah Wilkinson, currently Principal Trumpet of the San Diego Symphony, won the audition and was offered the position. Micah traveled with the PSO on their recent European Tour performing in some of the great venues of classical music. Congratulations to Micah, and we look forward to your upcoming performances and recordings with the PSO.

Below is a video recording of the PSO’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony at the famed Lucerne Festival.

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith is a trombonist, brass teacher, and blogger. He studied music performance at both Grace College and Carnegie Mellon University, and currently is the bass trombonist for Orchestra Iowa and the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, Jeremy started Last Row Music as an online resource of job postings and artist links for brass musicians around the world. When he is not performing or blogging, Jeremy is giving brass lessons to students throughout the country from his home in Centerburg, Ohio.