Zachary Silberschlag



How you got started playing your instrument

My father is a professional trumpet player, the trumpet was chosen for me by him. I don’t remember when I first picked it up.

Favorite composer

Strauss and Mahler 

Favorite solo piece

Jolivet Concerto No. 2 for trumpet 

Other than classical music, ____ is on my phone/iPod

I have a Paul Simon and Nancy Wilson Spotify playlists rotating on my phone right now. 

Activities, hobbies, interests, outside of music

Eating in the incredible food town that is Honolulu, hanging out with friends in the orchestra, watching sports and reading spy novels

Guilty pleasure

Playing video games! 

More about Zachary Silberschlag

Zachary Silberschlag, currently serves as principal trumpet of The Hawaii Symphony. He has held principal trumpet positions with “The Orchestra Now” based in New York, The Chesapeake Orchestra, and the New York Festival Brass Quintet. He performs regularly at Carnegie Hall, New York’s Lincoln Center, and at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Recently, Zach performed in concert with Baltimore Symphony. Zachary has performed as a featured soloist with the Romanian State Symphony in Italy, Bulgarian Philharmonic, “The Orchestra Now,” Chesapeake Orchestra at River Concert Series and at National Harbor, and on numerous occasions in New York City. Zachary holds a BA from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. In Spring 2018, Zachary with the New York Festival Brass played  the premier recording of Elliott McKinley’s Brass Quintet. Zachary has attended the Eastern Music Festival and the National Orchestral Institute NOI.