Thomas Stevens

musician, trumpet player, composer, writer


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Thomas Stevens was appointed to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in 1965 by then music director, Zubin Mehta, who named him principal trumpet in 1972, a position he held through the end of 1999. He served in the same capacity with the "The World Orchestra for Peace," Sir George Solti's hand-picked group...

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Solo and chamber music recordings on the BMG-RCA Classics, CRI, DDG, Decca/Eloquence, DRG, Sony/CBS Classics, and Summit record labels are concurrently available on i-tunes or through The solo recordings listed under his own name on Crystal Records and Gossamer Wings Productions are also available on i-tunes.

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Mr.Stevens' principal publisher for educational materials and musical compositions is Editions Bim (Switzerland) Some works are published by Billaudot (Paris), International (NYC), and Wimbledon Music (Century City).

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