attended California State University
in Long Beach and the University of Southern
California, from whence he obtained a degree
From 1987 to
1991, he was a member of the Israeli Philharmonic. In 1991, he served as guest
principal trumpet of the Malmo Symphony in Sweden.
with whom he has worked include the American Ballet Theater, the Bolshoi
Ballet, the California Philharmonic, the Cole Conservatory Orchestra, the
Crown City Brass Quintet, the Downey Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl
Orchestra, the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, the Joffrey
Ballet, the Long Beach Symphony, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los
Angeles Mozart Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic,
the Miami City Ballet, the Moscow Classical Ballet, the New West Symphony,
Opera Pacific, the Pacific Symphony, the Pasadena Symphony, the Pomona
Concert Band, the Royal Opera, the San Diego Symphony, the Santa Barbara
Symphony, the Santa Maria Philharmonic, the Stuttgart Ballet, and the
Ventura County Festival Orchestra.
He and Eduardus Halim performed
“Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Trumpet” by Dmitri Shostakovich
at the Ventura Chamber Music Festival on 11th May 1996.
In 1997, he
became an applied music teacher at his alma mater, CSU-Long Beach.
The Crown City
Brass Quintet appeared in a benefit concert at California
in Thousand Oaks
on 15th March 1999.
On 4th June 2005, they haunted Harman Hall at California Polytechnic State
University where they
played Eric Ewazen’s “Shadowcatcher”.
organist Johannes Muller-Stosch gave a recital at
the First Presbyterian Church in San Pedro on 19th October
2008. Their program comprised
“Alleluias” by Marius Constant, “Concerto in B flat”
by Tomaso Albinoni, and
“Sonata for Trumpet and Organ” by Naji
December 2008, he teamed up with the Cole Conservatory Wind Symphony for
“Excursions for Trumpet and Band” by Bruce Broughton in Daniel
Recital Hall at CSU-Long
In 2009 and
2010, he was the principal trumpet for a North American tour of “Star Wars: A Musical Journey”.
October 2011, he performed the “Trumpet Concerto in E flat
major” of Johann Nepomuk Hummel with the
Cole Conservatory Orchestra.
The Long Beach
Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players interpreted The Soldier’s Tale by Igor Stravinsky at the Art Theater on 6th May 2012.
which Rob appears include his own In
the Big City, the soundtracks of Avatar,
First Knight, Gypsy, Miracle, Pirates of the
Caribbean 3, Species, Spider-Man 3 and Today’s Life, and the video
games BioShock 2, Lost Planet 2, and Return