A former member of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and of the Chicago Symphony, Benjamin Wright joined the Boston Symphony trumpet section in July 2002 and became second trumpet in 2010. While a student in Cleveland, Wright won the International Trumpet Guild and National Trumpet competitions, as well as the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition, and was awarded the Bernard Adelstein Prize for trumpet performance upon graduating. Mr. Wright has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. In 2006, he performed as guest principal trumpet with the San Francisco Symphony in performances of Mahler's Eighth Symphony. From 2006-2009, he was acting assistant principal trumpet of the BSO and Boston Pops. He has given masterclasses at the Manhattan School of Music and Interlochen Center for the Arts, and has been a faculty member for the Bar Harbor Brass and the National Orchestral Institute. He is on the faculty of the New England Conservatory, the Tanglewood Music Center and the Boston Conservatory.