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 worked with conductors Yuri Temirkanov, Robert Spano, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gunter Herbig, Marin Alsop, Matthias Pintscher and Gustav Meier to name a few, and has performed in premieres by John Corgliano, Nicholas Maw, Robert Gandolfi, and Russell Nadel among others. Performances have taken him around the world including performances in 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, and the New World Center.
As a chamber musician, Brent has performed with the Lyric Brass Quintet and the Clipper City Brass at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage, with the Peabody Wind Ensemble, and in residence at the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival. He can also be heard on Public Radio International’s “Sing in Exhalation: Carols from the Washington National Cathedral.”
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!