Virtuoso trumpeter Ryan Anthony is most notably known for his varied career as soloist, educator, chamber musician and orchestral player.
Mr. Anthony is currently Principal Trumpet with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and since 2004 has also appeared as principal trumpet for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony and played in the sections of New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and Israel Philharmonic.
Ryan began playing the trumpet at age of seven. A child prodigy, while still in high school Ryan was honoured as a Presidential Scholar; Ryan Anthony’s solo career started when at the age of sixteen - he won the highly publicized Seventeen Magazine/General Motors Concerto Competition – the second person ever to win the Grand Prize after Joshua Bell.
During the Thanksgiving week, at the age of 43, Ryan received the unbelievable news that he had Multiple Myeloma. At the time of diagnosis his bone marrow was 80% cancer cells and included test results showing ‘high risk’ probability. He had his bone marrow biopsy on Wednesday and, on Thursday, played the National Anthem with the DSO to open the annual Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving game at ATT Stadium. (source: www.cancerblows.com)
Since diagnosis, Ryan has undergone an autologous Stem Cell Transplant and is currently in Complete Remission. He created the Ryan Anthony Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in 2014 to manage and support Cancer Blows events. The foundation strives to keep expenses to a minimum and is managed by a talented team of volunteers so that most of money given is used for its true purpose – to improve cancer treatment outcomes and ultimately find a cure.