In 2006, at the age of 20, trumpeter Brandon Ridenourbecame the youngest member to ever join the prestigious Canadian Brass and won the International Trumpet Guild solo competition. As a soloist, Brandon has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Brass Band of Battle Creek, Ensemble ACJW, and the New Juilliard Ensemble, amongst others. Brandon has appeared frequently at Carnegie Hall and has been invited to perform with some of the world’s leading ensembles, including the New York Philharmonic, International Contemporary Ensemble, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Europe. Brandon is a graduate of the Juilliard School and an alumnus The Academy.
Pianist Rich Ridenour has built a grand career performing concerts ranging from classical masterworks to American ragtime, jazz and rock & roll. Recent orchestral engagements include Atlanta, Indianapolis, Detroit, Jacksonville, Grand Rapids, Tucson, Evansville, Charleston, WV, Elgin, Owensboro, Wilmington, Mazatlan (Mexico), as well as the Bravissimo Festival of Guatemala City. Rich received a Bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music. Rich Ridenour is an international Steinway Artist.
In addition to programming great music for all ages, Rich and Brandon weave a comedic presence only father and son can share on a stage.
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