David Ammer, Trumpet
David Ammer is principal trumpet of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra, and a founding member of the Motor City Brass Quintet, whose 2009 CD Christmas Vepsers has received critical acclaim. During the summer, he also performs as principal trumpet of the Sunflower Music Festival in Topeka, Kansas. He has performed alongside the Canadian Brass as well as the brass section of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, both in recital and in concert, at Orchestra Hall. He has performed on live television at Detroit Tigers baseball games, and has recorded several commercial studio sessions in the Detroit area. Additional chamber performances include those at the Aspen Music Festival, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and Spoleto USA. Originally from Massachusetts, David played with the Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra and served on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts at Boston prior to relocating in Michigan. A graduate of Swarthmore College and Yale University, his 2011 solo CD, La Trompette a Renouvel!, features premiere recordings of 20th century recital works.
David Ammer is generously sponsored by Dick McClelland for the 2014-2015 season.