Principal Bass Trombone, San Diego Symphony
San Diego Symphony bass trombonist Kyle Mendiguchia, a San Diego native, was formerly the bass trombonist with the Pacific Symphony, and before that the Naples Philharmonic in Florida. Mr. Mendiguchia has served one-year appointments with the New York City Ballet Orchestra, the Utah Symphony and, before winning the full-time position through audition, the San Diego Symphony. Mr. Mendiguchia also served as bass trombonist for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and ABT Orchestra in New York City. He has performed extensively throughout the United States.
Mr. Mendiguchia has performed with ensembles such as the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, AIMS institute in Graz, Austria, and The Verbier Festival orchestra in Verbier, Switzerland. In 2013 he recorded Sibelius’ Symphonies No. 6 and No. 7 and Tapiola with the Atlanta Symphony on the ASO media label. He has also recorded movie soundtracks in both Los Angeles and New York City.
Mr. Mendiguchia earned a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, where he studied with James Markey, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with John Engelkes. Prior to attending the San Francisco Conservatory Mr. Mendiguchia studied with Mike Fellinger, former bass trombonist with the San Diego Symphony.