Principal Trumpet, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Micah Wilkinson has enjoyed a varied career as an orchestral musician, soloist, chamber artist, and teacher. He was appointed Principal Trumpet of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra by Manfred Honeck in September 2017. He came to the PSO from the San Diego Symphony, where he served as Principal Trumpet for three years. He previously held positions with the Houston Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Oregon Symphony, and the Tucson Symphony. Professional summer festival appearances have included the Cabrillo Festival; the Astoria Music Festival, where he was a soloist in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2; the Sunriver Festival, and the Brevard Music Center.
Wilkinson is an accomplished teacher, clinician, and chamber music coach. In the summers, he serves as a teaching artist at the Round Top Festival Hill Institute in Round Top, TX. He also has served on the faculties of the University of Houston and Portland State University.
Wilkinson grew up in Norcross, Georgia. A proud graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, he pursued additional studies at Arizona State University and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany. His primary teachers include Martin Hodel, David Hickman, Larry Black, and Anthony Plog. He lives in Upper St. Clair with his wife Stefani, a professional oboist; their beautiful daughters Eleanor and Amelia; and their goofy Basset Hound Barber.