American trumpeter Gareth Flowers is originally from Arlington, Virginia. He was born a fraternal twin into a musical family, his mother a cellist and his father a trumpeter both in the National Symphony Orchestra. He fell in love with music after two summers at Tanglewood, and studied at The Juilliard School with Ray Mase and Mark Gould.
He has performed as guest principal with the San Francisco Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, and was a one-year member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra during their 2014-2015 season.
With regard to chamber music, he has been a member and soloist of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) since 2007, working and collaborating with many living composers through the ICELab and OpenICE programs, performing internationally and at the Lincoln Center Festival and Mostly Mozart Festival. He has performed with TILT Brass, Either/Or, the Argento New Music Project, Ymusic, Gotham Chamber Opera, the Portland Chamber Music Festival, Camerata Pacifica, and the Copland House Ensemble.
Gareth has recorded for John Adams, Philip Glass, ICE, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra, Matthias Pintscher, Anthony Coleman, DuYun, Gabriel Kahane, and Andy Bloch. His two solo recordings are titled Acousmatic and A Beginner’s Guide to Lucid Dreaming. He has also released recordings with Josh Frank as The Batteries Duo, collaborated with the sound artist Josh Mason, and participated in an audiobook project of James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake called Waywords and Meansigns.