Hirofumi Noguchi (trumpet), a native of Osaka, Japan, is an exciting young trumpet virtuoso and conductor. Mr. Noguchi joined the Atlantic Brass Quintet in August, 1999, and he continues to perform as a highly versatile freelance artist in New York City.
He has worked with many artists of international distinction, including Mstislav Rostropovich, David Zinman, Leon Fleisher, and Maurice Andre. He has performed with the nation's leading symphonic and chamber ensembles, including the Baltimore Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, New York City Ballet (Japan tour as lead trumpet on West Side Story in August, 00), the Miami City Ballet, and the Martha Graham Company.
He is also an accomplished jazz and Broadway performer who has performed with the Lew Anderson Big Band, the NYC Supper Club All-Star Big Band (with members of Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton Orchestras), Les Miserables, and the Sound of Music. Many works are written for and dedicated to him, most notably by Guggenheim Fellow Michael Nathaniel Hersch.
As a conductor, he has conducted concerts at the Peabody Institute, the Juilliard School, and the University of Maryland.