Anthony Prisk joined the Philadelphia Orchestra as Second Trumpet in August of 2013 from the Houston Symphony, where he performed for 11 seasons and the New World Symphony for four seasons. In the past 20 years, Prisk has played internationally with several orchestras and music festivals such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Boston Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic, and many others. He has participated in several music festivals including Classic Tahoe, Cabrillo Music Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Tanglewood Music Center, Pacific Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and the Aspen Music Festival.
Prisk won two international trumpet competitions through the International Trumpet Guild and was a soloist with the New World Symphony and the Temple Wind Symphony. He has also been a finalist for several orchestral positions including the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and the Cleveland Orchestra. Prisk can be heard on recordings with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Houston Symphony, New World Symphony, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and McGill Symphony Orchestra. He is currently on faculty at Temple University and has taught at several music festivals including the Philadelphia International Festival, the Miami Music Festival, and Luzerne Music Center.
Prisk has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois where he studied with Ray Sasaki and Michael Ewald and a master’s degree from McGill University where he studied with Paul Merkelo. His other main influences were John Hagstrom, Michael Sachs, and David Bilger.