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The Life of a Trumpeter

Posted at 12:18 PM on April 22, 2009 by Gillian Martin

What's it really like to play trumpet in one of the world's top orchestras?

A lot of work! "Athletes who take time off get out of shape...The same thing happens with us. I don't think I've ever gone on vacation without my trumpet."

Read more about it in this profile of the New York Philharmonic's trumpet section.