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Andrée Simard

Brian Roberts


Brian Roberts holds the position of Second Trumpet with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra. He is the former Principal Trumpet of the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Third/Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. He played Principal Trumpet with Opera on the James and held a chair in the Solo Cornet section with the North Carolina Brass Band. He played Second Trumpet with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra for 9 years. He’s the former Second Trumpet and Principal Trumpet of the Augusta Symphony Orchestra and the former Principal Trumpet of the Macon Symphony Orchestra. Brian subbed with Orchestras through the southern US before moving to Toronto in 2018. Since moving to Canada, Brian has played with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Brian received his Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Arizona State University where he studied with David Hickman. He graduated from Calvin College with Bachelor’s degrees in Music Performance and Music Theory/Composition. As a soloist, he performed the Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Trumpets throughout the Northwest with the Calvin College Band. He also performed Handel’s Suite in D Major with the Calvin College Orchestra. He was a semi-finalist in the National Trumpet Competition in both 1996 and 1997. Brian grew up in the Chicago suburb of Wheaton and now makes his home in Toronto.