David Wharton, Trumpet
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David Wharton, TrumpetAcclaimed trumpeter David Wharton is an active performing artist on the East Coast. His diversity as a performer spans the Orchestral, Contemporary, Baroque, and solo repertoire. Wharton is currently the Principal Trumpet of both the Berkshire Symphony and the Delphi Chamber Orchestra. He is also a member of the renowned contemporary music ensemble Le Train Bleu, based in New York City.
Wharton is a committed music educator who inspires enthusiasm in his students. He is currently on faculty at The Hartt School Community Division, Bennington College, and Williams College where he serves as the Artist Associate in trumpet and Director of the Williams Brass Ensemble. Wharton taught Brass Chamber Music at the University of Connecticut from 2013-14 and he taught at the Morse Summer Music Academy at Yale University from 2013-14. Wharton was the Brass Instructor at Killingly High School from 2012-13 and a teaching artist of the Yale Music in Schools Initiative from 2010-11.
Wharton has performed with the New Haven Symphony, Wallingford Symphony, Riverside Symphony, the Ivoryton Playhouse, and  the Quiet City Brass and Triton Brass Quintets. Other notable ensembles he has performed with include the Albano Ballet Orchestra, Connecticut Repertory Theater, the Strathmere Festival Orchestra, and the American Virtuosi Orchestra.
Wharton performs frequently as a soloist on the baroque trumpet. He has appeared with the American Baroque, Indianapolis Baroque, Concert Royal, the Sebastians, and the Connecticut Early Music Festival Orchestras, as well as Yale's Schola Cantorum. Praised for his beautiful tone and flawless ornamentation, Wharton won first place at the National Trumpet Competition in the baroque category in 2007.
Currently living in central Connecticut with his wife Elisa, Wharton enjoys arranging music, running, kayaking, and skiing. Wharton has completed his coursework for the Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Connecticut where he studied with Louis Hanzlik. He earned a Master of Musical Arts degree from the Yale School of Music under the tutelage of Allan Dean, a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory with Roy Poper, and he is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy.