About the Artist
A virtuoso trumpeter, pianist, and composer/arranger, Brandon Ridenour is a winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition. His wide-ranging activities as a soloist and chamber musician paired with his passion for composing and arranging are manifested in his versatile performances and unique repertoire. In 2006, at the age of twenty, Brandon joined the iconic Canadian Brass, a position he held for seven years. While with the group, he played in distinguished venues around the world, performed on television, and recorded ten albums.
Brandon has appeared as a concerto soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic, and has played with leading ensembles including the New York Philharmonic, International Contemporary Ensemble, the Knights, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Europe. Other solo performances include the Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Hall, and Carnegie Hall, where he most recently appeared in a performance of “Penny Lane” alongside Sting and James Taylor.