About Ben Lostocco
Originally from Newington, CT, Ben received his first musical training at the Hartt School of Music Community Division. As a freelance trumpeter in Connecticut, Ben has performed at the Ivoryton Playhouse, Playhouse on Park, and the Westminster School, with his most recent engagement having been a month-long run of Chicago. He has also subbed with Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra at Black-Eyed Sally’s in downtown Hartford.
Ben is currently a student at the University of Maryland, where he expects to graduate in May 2017 with a B.M. in trumpet performance. At Maryland, he has been a member of the symphony orchestra, wind orchestra, jazz ensemble, wind ensemble, repertoire orchestra, and several chamber groups. Recent performances have included principal trumpet on: Debussy’s La Mer, Bach Cantata 172, and "Jupiter" from Holst's The Planets in a side-by-side concert with the United States Marine Band. During the summers, he has attended National Music Festival (2016) and Bar Harbor Brass Week (2015). Ben is a student of Chris Gekker and Steve Hendrickson.