The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director Daniel Barenboim have confirmed Chris Martin's tenure as Principal Trumpet.
Martin's appointment to the post was initially announced in March: this latest news adds permanent status to his occupation of this pivotally important chair. Sources close to the orchestra told ITG News: "Chris Martin was granted tenure by Daniel Barenboim earlier this month. Needless to say, everyone is delighted that Chris is with us in Chicago. He has been a wonderful new member and leader within the brass section."
The CSO principal chair has long been regarded as one of the top trumpet jobs in the world. The retirement in 2001 of
Adolph "Bud" Herseth, after 53 years with the orchestra, led to a period of speculation and uncertainty which this announcement, it will be widely felt, brings to a happy ending.
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