Tristan Clarke

Tristan Clarke's Biography

Tristan Clarke joined the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra as Principal Trumpet for the 2016-17 season after playing a year as Second Trumpet of the Charlotte Symphony. Clarke's journey through orchestral music has provided him with opportunities to work with some of the finest musicians of his time, including Charles Dutoit, Itzhak Perlman, Alan Gilbert, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas and James Levine. He has acted as a substitute member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Brass, Boston Pops and Atlanta Symphony.

Clarke began his studies at the Peabody Institute, studying with Joe Burgstaller and Edward Hoffman. He later completed his undergraduate degree at the Juilliard School in 2015 as a student of Mark Gould. As a student, he attended the New York String Seminar, Aspen Music Festival and Tanglewood Music Center.

In addition to his work on the trumpet, Clarke is also a founding member of the musical duo Melodica Men, whose over-the-top, bombastic arrangements of full orchestral repertoire played on two plastic toys has been seen by over 40 million people all over social media.

Tristan enjoys spending his time with his friends and family, namely his German Shepherd, Chandler.

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