Trombonist Brian Santero, hailing from The Hudson Valley region, is thrilled to have joined the New York City Ballet Orchestra in the summer of 2015 as Principal Trombone. Previously, Brian held the same position with the San Antonio Symphony for a subsequent season in 2014 after joining the orchestra as Associate Principal/2nd Trombone in 2013.
Frequently exploring the creativity of the trombone outside of the orchestra, Brian has performed solo recitals, given master classes, and collaborated on both contemporary and traditional chamber music performances. As a recent competitor in international solo competitions, Brian has been a grand prize winner of the Steven Zellmer Minnesota Orchestra Competition and the Lewis Van Haney Philharmonic Prize Tenor Trombone Competition in 2013. Earlier In 2011, he was the grand prize winner of the ITA Alto Trombone Competition and the Larry Wiehe Competition where he impressed people of his love of alto trombone and the virtuoso trombone exploits of Arthur Pryor.
Brian studied at the Curtis Institute of Music under the mentorship of Nitzan Haroz until 2012. In his spare time, Brian likes to learn about electronics and gadgetry, audiophilia, and disconnecting from the internet in his compact woodshop.