Virtuoso trumpeter Ryan Anthony is most notably known for his varied career as soloist, educator, chamber musician and orchestral player. His technical skills are well known, and combined with an innate musicality and a profound connection with audiences, set him apart as a performer. Ryan’s solo career started at sixteen, when he won the highly publicized Seventeen Magazine/General Motors Concerto Competition—the second person ever to win the Grand Prize after Joshua Bell. He is currently principal trumpet with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and since 2004, he has also appeared as principal trumpet for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony and played in the sections of New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and Israel Philharmonic.
"He played with clear, bright sound and a wonderful sense of legato. You do not often think of the trumpet as sustaining a singing line like a violin or a human voice, but Anthony is able to accomplish this. He also displayed plenty of agility." - Plain Dealer, Cleveland