Stuart Stephenson started as Principal Trumpet with the Dallas Symphony at the beginning of the 2022-2023 season. Previously, Stuart played with the the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Principal Trumpet starting in the 2013-14 season. He has also been a guest musician with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra and the Kansas City Symphony.
Stuart is on faculty at the Aspen Music Festival and School, as well as at Southern Methodist University, and has performed at the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Grand Teton Music Festival and Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego.
Stuart holds a bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. Stephenson’s notable teachers include Barbara Butler, Charlie Geyer, Chris Martin, Tom Rolfs, Tom Cupples, Adel Sanchez, Raymond Mase and Mark Gould.
Playing Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1 with pianist Conrad Tao at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra hall. Photo credit Jeff Roffman