ryan anthony - trumpet

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Ryan Anthony began his relationship with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2004 as guest and interim principal trumpet. Starting in 2008, Anthony began full-time as principal trumpet. Other orchestras with which Anthony has performed include the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He has received national acclaim for his varied career, most notably his contribution as a member of Canadian Brass (2000-2004), assistant professor of trumpet at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music (1988-2000) and studio musician (1995-1988). As recipient of numerous national solo awards, Anthony continues an active schedule as both classical and pops soloist with orchestras around the country and in recital with organist Gary Beard. Anthony grew up in San Diego, California, and received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001.


Contact Ryan: ryan@dsobrassquintet.com

Visit Ryan’s website: www.ryananthony.com

Kevin Finamore, joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2000 shortly after graduating from the Julliard School of Music. Prior to the completion of his master's of music degree from the famed school, Kevin earned his bachelor's of music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts. While freelancing in New York City he was seen performing regularly with The Metropolitan Opera, the New Jersey Symphony. He has also performed with the American Brass Quintet, including a guest appearance on the recording "American Brass Quintet and Friends". Mr. Finamore had served on the trumpet faculty of The Juilliard School of Music in the pre-college division prior to his joining of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Other full-time orchestral appointments include the Singapore Symphony. Kevin now lives in Sunnyvale, TX, with his wife Michelle and their three children where he enjoys fishing a furniture making.


Contact Kevin: kevin@dsobrassquintet.com

kevin finamore - trumpet

john kitzman - trombone

John Kitzman, Adjunct Prof, of Trombone at Southern Methodist University and Principal Trombone of the Dallas Symphony, first joined the orchestra in 1972. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Michigan. He has recorded extensively with the Dallas Symphony for RCA, Telarc, Angel, Pro Arte, Dorian, Delos, with more than 50 recordings on those labels and a solo CD on Crystal Records. He has performed with the Boston Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Toronto Symphony, and the World Philharmonic and toured with the Summit Brass Ensemble. He has soloed with the Dallas Symphony, the Amarillo Symphony, and the West Point Band and in various solo recital and master class appearances across the country. He has been on the faculty of the Round Top Music Festival for many years.

He joined the faculty of Southern Methodist University in 1975. His students have won jobs in orchestras in the United States and abroad, including the Dallas Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Kennedy Center Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony and in our foremost service bands, the U.S. Marine Band, the Air Force Band in Washington D.C. and the United States Military Academy Band. He studied with Henry Smith of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Ed Herman of the NY Philharmonic and Per Brevig of the Metropolitan Opera. While at Tanglewood he won the Spaulding Prize for the Outstanding Instrumentalist of the season in 1968.


Contact John: john@dsobrassquintet.com

Visit John’s website: www.kitzman.net

gregory hustis - horn

Gregory Hustis, has been Principal Horn of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1976. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Mason Jones, Mr. Hustis has performed as a concerto soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Utah Symphony, the Knoxville Symphony, the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, the Florida West Coast Symphony, the Latvian Chamber Orchestra, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic, the Wichita Falls Symphony, and, on numerous occasions, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

A clinician, chamber music player, and recitalist, he has been a featured guest artist at many festivals, including the Sarasota Music Festival, Scotia Fest, Round Top.Orford, Bowdoin, Breckenridge, numerous International Horn Society Workshops, the Mainly Mozart Festival, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Lapplands Festspel, the Brevard Music Festival, and Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado, where he serves as Artistic Director. Mr. Hustis has premiered and recorded many concertos for horn and orchestra, including Joseph Schwantner's Beyond Autumn, a work commissioned by the International Horn Society. He has also premiered and subsequently recorded concertos by Eric Ewazen, Simon Sargon, and Augusta Read Thomas.

Prior to joining the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, he appeared on many occasions with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and was, for four years, Principal Horn of the Hamilton Philharmonic in Ontario, Canada. He has performed and toured with Summit Brass, and in 1986 performed with Lorin Maazel and the World Philharmonic Orchestra in Rio de Janeiro.

Besides the scores of orchestral recordings he has made on RCA, Telarc, Hyperion, Dorian, Pro Arte, and others as Principal Horn of the Dallas Symphony, Mr. Hustis can also be heard as soloist and chamber music player on many labels, including Crystal, Gasparo, Klavier, Centaur, Hester Park, and Hyperion. He is active in Dallas' busy commercial recording industry, where he has played countless sessions for film, television, and radio.

In addition to his varied performance schedule, Mr. Hustis has taught horn for over thirty years at Southern Methodist University, where in 1995 he was presented the Meadows Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award. He has served on numerous boards and advisory boards, including that of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, the International Horn Society, the American Horn Competition, New Conservatory of Dallas, Voices of Change, and the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation. Mr. Hustis was also co-founder of TrumCor, a company that manufactures mutes for brass instruments.


Contact Greg: greg@dsobrassquintet.com

matthew good - tuba

Matt Good, Matt Good joined the Dallas Symphony as Principal Tubist in 1995. A native of Big Flats, New York, Matt originally was a trumpet player and switched to the tuba at the request of his band director when he was 14. While in high school, Matt studied with Donald Stanley at Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA. He began his college career at The Juilliard School, but was invited to move to Philadelphia to study at the Curtis Institute after his freshman year. While in school, he performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and in 1984 was in the Tanglewood Fellowship program. Matt’s mentors include, Donald Harry, Principal Tubist of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Paul Krzywicki, former Principal Tubist of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Warren Deck, former Principal Tubist of the New York Philharmonic. Upon graduation, Matt earned the tuba position at the Jacksonville Symphony in Florida where he played for eight years. Since 1996, he has been an adjunct instructor of tuba at Southern Methodist University. In 1997, Matt performed with the Aspen Festival Orchestra and for many summers at the Brevard Music Center. Matt resides in the Lakewood area of Dallas with his wife Kathy and their three dogs.


Contact Matt: matt@dsobrassquintet.com