Vincent Penzarella joined the New York Philharmonic’s trumpet section in 1977, after eight years as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has also played principal trumpet with the Baltimore and North Carolina symphony orchestras, and was a substitute musician with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has performed at Radio City Music Hall, in Broadway shows and recording sessions, and with the orchestras of the New York City Ballet and the New York City Opera. He has appeared as a soloist and/or principal with the University of Pennsylvania Band, the Temple University Orchestra and Band, and the Main Line Symphony Orchestra; and was honored at the New York Brass Conference in 2000. An alumnus of the Curtis Institute of Music, he has given master classes throughout the United States and internationally.