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Performance Bio

A native of Hanover, Pennsylvania, Brent Flinchbaugh enjoys a versatile career as a trumpeter in the orchestral, chamber music, and soloist capacity.  As an orchestral musician, Brent began substituting in the trumpet section of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and New World Symphony while in undergrad at Peabody.  He has played under the baton of conductors Yuri Temirkanov, Robert Spano, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gunter Herbig, Marin Alsop, Matthias Pintscher and Gustav Meier among others, and has performed in premieres by John Corgliano, Nicholas Maw, Robert Gandolfi, and Russell Nadel.  Performances have taken him around the world including concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jinji Lake Concert Hall (Suzhou, China) Heinz Hall, the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the New World Center in Miami (New World Symphony Orchestra), and with the Orquesta Sinfónica de la UANL in Monterrey, Mexico.

As a chamber musician, Brent was a founding member of the Clipper City Brass Quintet and performed with the group extensively, most notably at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage, with the Peabody Wind Ensemble under the baton of Harlan Parker, and in residence at the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival.  CCBQ performed Eric Ewazen's "Shadowcatcher" and of the performance, Eric Ewazen (who was at the concert) remarked "The Clipper City BQ gave a great, powerful, dynamic and beautiful performance of my music. The individual members of this ensemble are extraordinary performers in their own right.  Together they form a chamber ensemble with a golden, rich sonority, capable of both the most velvety  lyricism, and the most riveting and thrilling virtuosity. If ever you have a chance to hear the Clipper City Brass Quintet, you will be rewarded with hearing some of the finest and most spectacular music-making anywhere!” 

Brent frequently performs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region with ensembles such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Bach in Baltimore, the Handel Choir of Baltimore, and the Washington Opera Society.  Brent currently resides in Columbia, Maryland with his wife Shoshana.  While not performing and teaching, he can be found on the golf course or driving range working on his ever-improving-but-still-not-good-enough game!

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