Raymond Riccomini

Raymond Riccomini. Photo by Pedro DiazRaymond Riccomini, trumpet, joined the Metropolitan Opera orchestra trumpet section in 2004. Prior to this, Raymond held the positions of second trumpet in the New Jersey Symphony and Principal trumpet of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic while enjoying a varied freelance career. He has frequently performed, toured and recorded with the New York Philharmonic, including as guest Principal trumpet. He has also performed as guest Principal trumpet of the American Symphony Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Raymond was a founding member of the Manhattan Brass Quintet and was a winner in the 1993 Fischoff Chamber music competition.

Raymond received his Bachelors in Music from the Mannes College of Music and his Master in Music from the Manhattan School of Music. His teachers include Vincent Penzarella and Philip Smith. Raymond is currently on the faculty of The Mannes College of Music. He released his debut solo album, The Inner Voice, in 2010.