Brandon Ridenour - trumpet - (Canadian Brass)
He is a member of the most famous brass quintet globally – Canadian Brass. He joined this legendary ensemble at only 20, thus becoming its youngest instrumentalist in history.
Brandon Ridenour is a laureate of numerous prestigious music awards, including The Concert Artist Guild, International Trumpet Guild, and The American Composers Forum. He has collaborated with outstanding musicians such as Sting, James Taylor, Marvin Hamlisch, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Esperanza Spalding and John Williams, and the world's leading orchestras, New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, International Contemporary Ensemble, the Knights, Orpheus, Orchestra of St. Luke's and The Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
Brandon Ridenour has released three solo albums with virtuoso reinterpretations of classical pieces for trumpet and piano. He is also known for his musical exploration, where he mixes styles, creating a fascinating repertoire that defies simple genre divisions. His enthusiastically received album Come Together, with extraordinary interpretations of the Beatles' music on the 50th anniversary of the premiere of their cult hit with the same title, can serve as an example here.
Brandon Ridenour began his musical adventure at five, playing the piano. His father, a pianist, was his first teacher. The artist studied at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music in New York. Apart from music, she is fascinated by theatre, especially comedy, and writes her own sketches in hir free time. He works closely with the UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade) theatre. He lives in Brooklyn.