Brian Kuszyk is principal trumpet of Opera Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra, and has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He also serves as principal trumpet with the Princeton Festival. He has been a featured soloist with the Delaware Symphony, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
As a member of Philadelphia Brass, he has traveled the East Coast, Midwest and Southern parts of the United States as well as to England and Bolivia. The quintet have also released six recordings. Philadelphia Brass has been acclaime “One of the gems of Philadelphia’s cultural life.” –Martin Goldsmith, NPR’s Performance Today
After completing his musical education at Temple University as a student of Seymour Rosenfeld, he served for sixteen years as principal trumpet with the Opera Festival of New Jersey. Among his numerous national TV, radio and film credits is the Emmy Award winning documentary JohnnyUnitas and a Latin Grammy winning recording Interchange with the LA Guitar Quartet and the Delaware Symphony. He has collaborated with artists Luciano Pavarotti, Denyce Graves, Tony Randall and Barry Manilow and recorded for the Telarc, RCA, Dorian, Albany, Gothic and Argo/London Labels. Recent tours have taken him to Bolivia, England, Germany and Portugal.
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 reading history, riding motorcycles and a love of Frence culture.