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Steven Franklin - Trumpet

On leave for the 2023 season

Chicago-born trumpet player Steven Franklin joined the Lake Placid Sinfonietta in 2018. He is currently Associate Principal/2nd Trumpet with the Kansas City Symphony.

Prior to his appointment in Kansas City, he was principal trumpet of the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra and a fellow of the New World Symphony in Miami, FL. He has performed as guest principal trumpet with the Chicago Symphony under Riccardo Muti, guest principal trumpet with the Columbus Symphony, and a frequent substitute with the Rochester Philharmonic.

As a soloist, Steven has appeared with the New World Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, and Ocean City Pops, among others.

Mr. Franklin has won first prize from several international and nationwide competitions, including the Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition, the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition and the National Trumpet Competition.

When not practicing and performing, Mr. Franklin devotes himself to composing. He has been commissioned by the American Brass Quintet as well as musicians from the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra.

His hobbies include enjoying the great outdoors, being very mediocre at disc golf, and trying to make his wife, Naomi, laugh. With Naomi, Steven resides in Lenexa, Kansas.

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