Mark Gould

Mark Gould, one of the best-known trumpeters of his generation, held the post of principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra from 1974 to 2003. He has been on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music since 2004 and at Juilliard since 1982. Mr. Gould has conducted and performed as soloist with the Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Colorado Philharmonic, Buffalo Symphony, the Juilliard Wind Ensemble, the Waterloo Festival, the Caramoor Festival, and the Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra. In 2001, he was conductor of the Juilliard Wind Ensemble on the New World recording Shadowcatcher. In 2004, he made his conducting debut with the Manhattan School of Music Wind Ensemble in a program of Stravinsky, Antheil, and Frank Zappa. Mark Gould has led an active life in chamber music. He is the director of the New York Trumpet Ensemble and has been a frequent guest with Speculum Musicae, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Met Chamber Ensemble, Empire Brass, Canadian Brass, Summit Brass, the Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble, and Extension Ensemble. As principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Mr. Gould participated in more than 40 “Live from Lincoln Center” performances on PBS and numerous audio recordings of operas and symphonic works under the direction of James Levine, among which were the Grammy-winning recordings of The Ring of the Nibelung and Parsifal for Deutsche Grammophon. He has performed and recorded Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with Philharmonia Virtuosi for Sony Records.

Mr. Gould is the chair of the brass department.