THOMAS COOK, 2nd trumpet, has performed with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra since 1994. He is also 2nd trumpet for the Lancaster Symphony and the Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Orchestra in Philadelphia. An active freelance musician in the tri-state area, Tom regularly works with the Pennsylvania Ballet, Opera Philadelphia, the Reading Symphony, the Kennett Symphony of Chester County, the West Jersey Chamber Symphony, the Bristol Riverside Theater, and the Endless Mountain Music Festival. He has been principal trumpet for the Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the Greater Trenton Symphony, the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic, the Newtown Chamber Orchestra, the Garden State Philharmonic, Princeton Pro Musica, the Delaware Valley Philharmonic, Boheme Opera of New Jersey, and the Atlantic Symphony's 2005 tour of Spain. Past experience includes performing for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Delaware Symphony, the Arden Theater Company, the Pottstown Symphony, the New Jersey Opera, the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, the Riverside Symphonia, and the Eastern Music Festival.
Tom graduated with a degree in performance from Boston University with high honors. He has been a soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra and while in Boston was principal trumpet with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Boston Classical Orchestra. Additionally, he played for the Boston Concert Opera, the Handel & Haydn Society, the Springfield Symphony, and the Opera Company of Boston. He spent four years touring the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean as a member of the Grammy Award-winning Chestnut Brass Company and is featured on eight of that group's recordings. Tom has enjoyed Carnegie Hall performances with the John Lithgow Tour, the Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra, Banchetto Musicale, and as a member of the Beacon Brass Quintet (winner of the Concert Artists Guild Award).