In his fourteen year long tenure as Principal Trumpet with the Pacific Symphony, Barry Perkins has been hailed by critics as “fearless”, “first rate” , and “phenomenal”.* Throughout his career, he has performed with many professional orchestras as well as esteemed conductors. Barry has performed on the worlds most prestigious concert stages including those of Munich, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Lucerne, Hannover, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Essen, Vienna, The Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall and Pacific Symphony’s Segerstrom Concert Hall.
In addition to his live orchestra career, Barry is an active musician in the Hollywood Studios. A few recent motion pictures in which Barry has played in the trumpet section are:
The Predator, Aquaman, First Man, Welcome to Marwen, Deadpool 2, Star Wars:The Last Jedi, Ready Player One, Jumanji 2, Orville, The Post, Downsizing, Star Trek Discovery, Logan, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Transformers:The Last Night, Spiderman: Homecoming, Cars 3, Rogue One, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Hidden Figures, The Big Friendly Giant, Independence Day Resurgence, The Secret Life Of Pets, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Going In Style, The Magnificent 7, The Good Dinosaur, Peanuts, The Finest Hours, Monster Trucks, The Walk, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Pixels, Minions, Fantastic Four, Concussion, The Finest Hours, Big Hero 6, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla, My All American, The Amazing Spiderman 2, Blended, Agents of Shield (TV), The Interview, Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy, Frozen, Into The Storm, White House Down, Pacific Rim, Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters, Planes, Lone Ranger, EPIC, Monsters University, Oz The Great and Powerful, Wreck-It Ralph, GI Joe 2, The Amazing Spiderman, Snow White and the Huntsman, Men in Black 3, The Muppets, Karate Kid, The Last Airbender, Avatar, 2012, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Knight and Day, Wolfman, Couples Retreat, The Princess and the Frog, Wolverine, Tinker bell 3, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, Hotel For Dogs, Bedtime Stories, G-Force, Miracle at St. Anna, and Repo Men.
In addition to his career as a performer, Barry is a renowned teacher whose powerful and energetic teaching style has influenced many young trumpeters to become great musicians as well as great leaders. He was a member of the music faculty at California State University Fullerton from 2007 to 2015 and founder of the Barry Perkins Trumpet Academy which has reached hundreds of young musicians throughout Southern California.
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