Peter Bond, trumpet

Trumpeter Peter Bond is beginning his 19th season with the Metropolitan Opera orchestra. A native of Illinois, Mr. Bond earned a degree in Music Education from Western Illinois University with the intention of becoming a high school band director, but decided to instead to pursue a playing career. He was invited by a former professor to do graduate work at Georgia State University, where he began serious orchestral training with Atlanta Symphony principal trumpet John Head. For the next seven years, Mr. Bond enjoyed a busy career as a freelance musician in Atlanta. In 1987 he he took his first orchestra audition and was appointed principal trumpet in the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. Five years later, he won his position with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Mr. Bond enjoys private teaching, bicycling, DIY projects, and the occasional craft beer. He lives in Leonia, NJ with his wife, mezzo soprano Carla Reilly-Bond.

 

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