As a virtuoso trumpeter, composer, arranger, and educator, Brandon Ridenour is recognized as one of the most multi-talented artists of his generation. Through his wide-ranging activities as a soloist and chamber musician, combined with his passion for composing, Brandon enjoys performing and recording a unique array of repertoire that includes many of his own arrangements and compositions.
In 2006, at the age of 20, Brandon became the youngest member to ever join the prestigious Canadian Brass; a position he held for 7 years. The same year, he won the International Trumpet Guild solo competition playing his own composition, Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, and made his solo orchestral debut with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center with Marvin Hamlisch conducting. Brandon is a recipient of several composition awards, including the Morton Gould ASCAP Young Composer's Award and the Reveille Collective Composition Prize. This year he is busy soloing with orchestras around the continent, playing his most recent concerto-sized composition, "Fantasy Variations" on a theme by Paganini. The piece also featured on his latest solo album, "Fantasies and Fairy Tales", featuring many other challenging adaptations for the trumpet.
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