Brian Neal, a performer known for his singing trumpet sound, has appeared on many of the concert venues, music conferences and music festivals nationally and internationally. Brian was born in New York City but considers himself a native of Miami Florida, where by the age of fourteen he was performing as a soloist and by fifteen freelancing professionally with his teacher Gilbert Johnson (former principal of the Philadelphia Orchestra). Classically trained at the renowned Manhattan School of Music in New York City, during summers he was a fellow at many of the major music festivals such as Tanglewood, Waterloo, Fountainbleau conservatory in France and Norfolk Chamber music festival performing with the Meridian Arts Ensemble. He has performed as soloist and collaborator with Charles Dutoit, Yoel Levi, John Nelson, Seiji Ozawa, Simon Rattle, Stanislav Skorbachevsky, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Leon Fleischer.

    Returning home to continue his degree at the University of Miami with Gilbert Johnson, he went on to play with the New World Symphony and Principal trumpet of the Miami Symphony.

    Brian Neal has performed as a soloist with orchestras around the country from the Monterey Ensemble and the California Symphony to the Florida Philharmonic and Miami Symphony.

    Brian recently released "Reflections" a solo trumpet and organ CD.

    He resides in Miami with his wife, Karen, and their three children.

Brian Neal (Trumpet)

Vital Information

Favorite food:


Favorite Song:

Morning Raga


Making Bread

Many people don’t know that I:

Can play the bamboo flute

Favorite Vacation Spot:

Sitka, Alaska

Favorite TV Show:


If I had one wish, I would:

Wish for consciousness

Most Embarrassing Moment:

Spit valve getting stuck during Gabriel’s Oboe and consequently sounding like a Moose.

Favorite Musical Experience:

Turning off lights and playing free improvisation

What’s in my Playlist

  1. 1.  Appalacian Spring - Aaron Copland

  2. 2.  Seekers of Truth - Dehartman

  3. 3. Wild as the Wind - Nina Simone

  4. 4.  Concerto for Oboe D’Amore in D Major BMV 1053 - JS Bach

  5. 5.  Don’t Explain - Billie Holiday

Contact Brian:
Check out Brian’s Website!

My Current Wow Moment:

Check out Brian’s CD, “Reflections” on