Paul Murphy, trumpet

Praised as one of the “standouts” among the many rising stars in Carnegie Hall’s critically acclaimed Ensemble ACJW, trumpeter Paul Murphy is passionate about drawing audiences deeply into the art of music.  His work as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player has taken him to hundreds of cities and 18 countries throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas.  A co-founder of Decoda, he has also performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the American Symphony Orchestra, the New York Pops, and frequently tours with the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. As a recording artist his work can be heard on major film and television soundtracks, including HBO’s Grammy-winning Boardwalk Empire. Committed to expanding the role of what it means to be a 21st century musician, Paul’s work often takes him beyond the concert hall and into the broader community.  He is proud to serve on the teaching artist faculty of the New York Philharmonic, and has helped to design projects and programming for Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program which sends artists into community centers, hospitals, and correctional facilities. Paul is a graduate of the Yale School of Music and St. Olaf College. You can follow Paul at his blog