Brass

Matthew Onstad, Principal Trumpet


Matthew Onstad
Principal Trumpet
Member Since 2016

BM - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 2014
MM - University of Wisconsin Madison (in progress)

What is your favorite piece of music?  Mahler's 2nd Symphony.

What is your favorite QCSO memory? In my short time with the QCSO, a distinct memory of mine was when Garrick Ohlsson performed "Clair de Lune" as an encore following his rendition of Brahm's Second Piano Concerto. For a brief moment, everything stood still in that hall - it was absolutely breath-taking. 

What is a fact about you that our QCSO audiences might find surprising? I play trumpet in a hip-hop band in Madison, WI called Fringe Character. The music we perform is completely different from anything I am used to - it's a blast!

Away from the orchestra, where might the QCSO audience find you?  When I am not in a practice room at school, you can find me running around the beautiful city of Madison, or cooking after said run.