JoAnn Lamolino, Associate Principal Trumpet

How I got started playing my instrument

I started playing trumpet in 4th grade. My father was a semi-professional trumpet player so we had a trumpet at our house. I decided to play that in the band.

Favorite composer

Mahler, Ravel, Bach

Favorite Solo Piece

Oskar Bohme, Trumpet Concerto; Aaron Copland, Quiet City

Other than classical music, _____ is on my phone/iPod.

Indie-Rock; M.Ward, Vance Joy, The Walkmen

Activities, hobbies, interests outside of music

When I’m not playing trumpet, I enjoy spending time with my husband Ed. Hiking the ridges on Oahu, cooking, photography, losing photography equipment in extreme wind or in Haleakala, traveling, coffee making and drinking and reading.

Guilty Pleasure

Dark chocolate, sea-salt caramels

More About JoAnn Lamolino

JoAnn Lamolino is the Associate Principal/Second Trumpet of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. She is also a member of the Honolulu Brass Quintet and the Reading Symphony Orchestra in Reading, PA. Prior to joining the HSO,  JoAnn was a member of the Charleston Symphony in Charleston, SC.  Additional performance highlights include the Baltimore Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, New York City Opera, South Dakota Symphony, American Ballet Theatre, Adele, Josh Groban, Czech Radio Symphony, Taormina Arte in Taormina, Sicily and on Broadway shows.  JoAnn has a Bachelors degree from Boston University and a Master’s degree in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music where she was a President’s scholar. She has also been a First Prize Trumpet Competition winner at the International Women’s Brass Conference and has served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

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