The ever-evolving story of the Triton Brass is one of music, friendship, expression, truth, and change. For more than a decade, the Triton Brass has been innovating the way audiences experience chamber music. Since Triton’s inception, this group and its members have committed to certain principles that have developed into the iron-clad foundation that has simultaneously kept the group intact and driven it forward.
Triton formed in Boston–a city obsessed with music–in 2001. Five friends who originate from various geographical corners were drawn to one another’s playing, decided to collaborate, and immediately made their mark as an ensemble. Triton has been in artistic residence at The Boston Conservatory, Boston College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for many years, and contributes to the culture of these renowned institutions in both an educational and performing capacity. Before they had been together four years, the group became prize winners at the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition (France), Fischoff (United States), and The Concert Artists Guild Competition (United States). The international attention achieved through these competitions served as a gateway to countless opportunities involving performance, educational outreach, commissions, collaborations, and world premiere performances. Triton Brass has served as faculty at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (2003-2009) & (2018-present), The Atlantic Brass Quintet International Summer Seminar (2002-2017), and has presented dozens of recitals and masterclasses at conservatories, colleges, universities, and performing arts centers all over the United States.
Fiercely committed to new music, Triton has sponsored commissions, performed and recorded numerous premieres, and continues to seek out new works from living composers. From the oustet, Triton has communicated an open call-for-scores to the public in an effort to encourage composers and arrangers worldwide to explore the brass quintet medium, and to submit compositions for review, ultimately for performance.