Mark Inouye is principal trumpet of the San Francisco Symphony. He has held principal trumpet positions with the Houston and Charleston symphony orchestras and has performed under the baton of Kurt Masur with the New York Philharmonic. He has also appeared as a guest artist at the Playboy Jazz Festival, with The Who at Carnegie Hall and as a founding member of the Juilliard Jazz Sextet at Lincoln Center. As a soloist Inouye played the Tartini violin concerto arranged for trumpet with the Houston Symphony, as well as the Haydn and Tomasi concertos with the New World Symphony. He performed the Carnival of Venice Variations by J.B. Arban and the Hummel trumpet concerto with the Tangelwood Wind Ensemble and Seiji Ozama for the video production Marsalis on Music. An active composer, he has premiered two of his jazz compositions, "Find the Cheese" and "The Bull Behind the Horns," on the San Francisco Symphony Chamber Music Series. Both of these works are featured on his debut album The Trumpet and the Bull.
Mark Inouye can be contacted at MJInouye@sbcglobal.net