Zachary Silberschlag


Hometown: Leonardtown, Maryland
Alma maters: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Manhattan School of Music, SUNY Stony Brook
Awards/Competitions: “Mattie Key” Award for Distinguished Achievement in Music; finalist, Chieri Italy Trumpet Competition
Appearances: Chesapeake Orchestra, principal trumpet; National Orchestral Institute; Eastern Music Festival
Musical origins: I’ve been playing trumpet since before I can remember because it’s the family business.
Favorite obscure piece:
Alfredo Casella’s Serenata
The thing most people don’t know about classical music: It’s the last blood sport
Favorite non-classical band:
Simon and Garfunkel
Musical guilty pleasure: Ed Sheeren’s Thinking out Loud
Last book read: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Time travel destination: The 1960s