Visual and Performing Arts

Bron Wright

Bron Wright

Private Lesson Instructor

Trombone

bronwright@gmail.com

Bron Wright currently serves as Principal Trombone with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, the Boulder Philharmonic, Opera Colorado and Central City Opera orchestras. In 2013 he served as Principal Trombone of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in Denver. In 2010 he served as 2nd trombonist of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans and in 2006 as Principal Trombone with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina.  In addition, he has performed with the Utah Symphony and Tucson Symphony orchestras and is a member of the renowned Boulder Brass.

He has performed and toured on numerous occasions with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, Robert Spano, James Conlin, and Sir Neville Marriner; the Boston Pops Orchestra under John Williams and Keith Lockhart; and the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson-Thomas.  He has received fellowships with such festivals as the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan; the American Russian Artists Orchestra in St. Petersburg, Russia; the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria; and the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA. As a soloist, Bron has toured to over 35 countries including China, South Africa, Egypt, Poland, Germany, Russia, Denmark, and Thailand. In 1993, he was selected to perform as a soloist for Queen Noor and King Hussein at the Jerash International Music Festival in Amman, Jordan.  In 2005 Bron was invited by conductor Yutaka Sado and the Leonard Bernstein Foundation to perform in Japan for the 60th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.

An avid supporter of new music, Bron has commissioned nearly a dozen works for solo trombone, brass quintet and voice.  In 2002 he premiered two works for solo trombone written by his good friend and renowned composer Daniel Pinkham.  In 2003 he recorded those works for the Arsis Audio label of Schirmer Publishing.  Most recently, he performed the Colorado premiere of Takemitsu's Trombone Concerto with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. As founder of the Huntington Brass Quintet, Bron has received numerous grants from Chamber Music America, The American Composer's Forum, The National Endowment for the Arts and has been featured on National Public Radio. He has conducted master classes and seminars on such topics as "Arts Management" and "Performance Anxiety" at The New England Conservatory of Music, The University of Maryland, Longy School of Music, and The University of Texas at Austin.  

Bron received his Bachelors Degree in 2001 from the New England Conservatory of Music during which time he served as 2nd Trombonist of the Boston Lyric Opera orchestra.  While at NEC he studied with both Norman Bolter and Douglas Yeo of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  He has taught low brass at the University of Colorado Denver since 2007 and as Affiliate Instructor of Trombone at Metropolitan State University of Denver since 2014.

Bron spends much of his free time skiing and mountain biking Colorado's backcountry.  Upon moving to Colorado, Bron cycled all 34 mountain passes in one summer totaling nearly 1,000 miles and over 100,000 feet of elevation gain.  

 
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