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Raymond Riccomini, Trumpet

Raymond Riccomini, currently serves as Second trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera orchestra, a position he has held since 2004, and Second trumpet of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, since 2019. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra and Charleston Symphony as guest principal trumpet, as well as with the Vienna Philharmonic. Raymond has also held the positions of Acting Associate Principal trumpet of the San Francisco Symphony, and Second trumpet of the New Jersey Symphony. Raymond has performed on numerous television and film soundtracks, including Steven Spielberg’s recent remake of West Side Story.

Raymond received degrees from the Mannes College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, and has been a student of Vincent Penzarella and Philip Smith. Raymond currently serves on the faculty of Mannes College of Music, and Montclair State University.


November 21st – next MET Orchestra Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie Hall

  Videography: Pete Scalzitti We are so excited to share this conversation with you about the upcoming MET Orchestra Chamber Ensemble concert at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall this Sunday! We will be performing an arrangement from Matthew Aucoin’s new opera “Eurydice” which opens next Tuesday at The Metropolitan Opera. Also on this program, our...
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MET Orchestra / Princeton University Study Indicates Surprising Findings About Air Flow In Trained Opera Singers

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra – the only world-class orchestra in America furloughed with no pay since April 1, 2020 – has been actively pursuing ways to get back to work safely with the help of scientists and engineers from Princeton University and The University of Montpellier (France) / CNRS. While Metropolitan Opera management chose not...
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OperaWire: Q & A: Met Opera Concertmaster Benjamin Bowman On Falling In Love With Music, Performing Opera & Ballet

OperaWire interview with concertmaster Benjamin Bowman about his new job as concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera, his first experiences with the violin, his teachers and more. Here’s a snippet (full feature here): The biggest challenge is that challenges take many forms, and continue to creep their way in, no matter what. It’s more a matter...
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