Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Gareth Flowers is an electro-acoustic trumpeter, know for "shimmering vibrato" and "wide-ranging lines" (The New York Times, June 2010). He has performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) since 2003.
Although his musical journey has included performances with the major orchestras of New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seoul, he relishes making music on an intimate scale, and performs with ICE, the TILT Creative Brass band, the Argento New Music Project, and the Tri-Centric Foundation's (Anthony Braxton) orchestra. He often performs in theatrical productions on Broadway, and has recorded for many fine musicians, including Gabriel Kahane, Anthony Coleman, and duYun.
As a composer-performer, he has had his own eccentric electro-acoustic Inventions performed at the Clark Studio Theater of Lincoln Center and at the Tank, and his electro-acoustic trumpet and laptop duo, the Batteries Duo, has performed at Issue Project Room, Bargemusic, and Cornelia Street Café.
Gareth received his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Raymond Mase and Mark Gould. He also recently joined the faculty of Columbia University's Music Department.