Classical Trumpet


Trumpeter Joshua MacCluer is in demand worldwide in classical music as a trumpet soloist, orchestra player and chamber musician. He is currently the Principal Trumpet of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and was previously a member of the world-renowned Saint Louis Symphony for 9 years. Josh has has also held principal trumpet positions with the Colorado Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, the Sarasota Symphony and was Second Trumpet of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. In demand as a guest musician worldwide, he has performed as Guest Principal Trumpet of the San Francisco Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, the National Taiwan Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Colorado Music Festival and the New Mexico Symphony. As a soloist he has performed with the Saint Louis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Colorado Symphony, and others, and has performed chamber music as a member of the Florida Brass Quintet, Saint Louis Symphony Brass Quintet, Detroit Chamber Winds, St. Barth Music festival and many others.

It is always a pleasure to hear and play alongside with Josh MacCluer. His dedication to his craft is admirable, as is evident in his playing. Josh is a fabulous musician, and I look forward to hearing him for many years to come. – Igor Yuzefovich, concertmaster, Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Joshua MacCluer knows the ins and outs of the professional music world, as an orchestral section leader and a section anchor, a jazz improviser and popular band member. He is a fearless and rare musician that moves easily through the highest levels of all musical genres. – Andrew Balio, principal trumpet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Josh has an incredibly beautiful sound and has the utmost sensitivity and taste with his musical phrasing. I love making music with Josh and he is an incredibly strong addition to any brass section. Outside of the symphony Josh is always looking for ways to improve his playing and to help his colleagues. He is highly motivated and creative with his approach to improvement. I love the fact that Josh always wants to get better at playing. He is a truly inspiring friend and colleague!- David Cooper, principal horn, Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Josh’s trumpet playing is nuanced, mindful and elegant. No matter what repertoire is on the stand, he’s the type of player you’d want sitting next to you. – Jeff Holbrook, Associate Principal Trumpet, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra