Anthony Prisk joined the Philadelphia Orchestra as Second Trumpet in August of 2013 from the Houston Symphony, where he performed for 11 seasons. Anthony has also played internationally with several orchestras and music festivals including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Boston Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic, New World Symphony and many others. He attended the Tanglewood Music Center, Pacific Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Spoleto Festival, Cabrillo Music Festival, and Aspen Music Festival. Prisk won two international trumpet competitions through the International Trumpet Guild and was a soloist with the New World Symphony and the Texas Medical Center Orchestra. He has also been a finalist for several orchestral positions including the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra. Prisk can be heard on recordings with the Houston Symphony, New World Symphony, Spoleto Festival Orchestra and McGill Symphony Orchestra.
Prisk grew up in Lombard, Illinois a suburb of Chicago. He began playing trumpet in the local school band program at age 10. He attended the University of Illinois where he studied trumpet with Ray Sasaki and Michael Ewald. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Music in 1996 and moved to Montreal to study at McGill University. While in Montreal, he studied orchestral repertoire with Paul Merkelo, principal trumpet of the Montreal Symphony. After completing his Master’s degree in music, he was chosen for a fellowship with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, where he trained with leading orchestral musicians from around the country. His many teachers include, Michael Sachs, Adolf Herseth, David Bilger, Mark Gould, and John Hagstrom.
Prisk participated in the Fidelity Future Stage program bringing instrumental music instruction to inner city schools. He was added to the faculty at the University of Houston before his departure and has presented a master class and residencies at the New World Symphony, University of Texas, Baylor University, Bowling Green State University, Northwestern University, Iowa State University, Kutztown University and others.