Zachary Silberschlag Family and Friends


Zach Silberschlag, Trumpet, Fluglehorn
Lior Willinger, Piano
Jan C. Knutson, Guitar
Nathaniel Silberschlag, Horn
Sherri Fenwick, Piano
Jeffrey Silberschlag, Trumpet
Byran Bourne, Trombone
Roy Johnson, Drums



Jean-François Michel

Zach Silberschlag, trumpet    
Lior Willinger, piano

Claude Debussy, arr. Orwid/Dockshizer 

Zach Silberschlag, trumpet    
Lior Willinger, piano

Melodies by Brahms, and Drigo 
arr . Zach Silberschlag 

Zach Silberschlag, Trumpet/Flugehorn 
Jan C Knutson, Guitar 

Solo de Concours 
Theo Charlier 

Zach Silberschlag, trumpet    
Lior Willinger, piano

Fantasia Su “Il Giuramento” Fantasy on the opera “The Oath” 
Saverio Mercadante

Zachary Silberschlag, trumpet   
Nathaniel Silberschlag, horn
Lior Willinger, piano

“Let Us Break Bread Together” 
Traditional Spiritual                     arr. Mike Davis

Sherri Fenwick, piano 
with the Chesapeake Orchestra Brass:
Jeffrey Silberschlag & Zachary Silberschlag, trumpets
Nathaniel Silberschlag, horn    
Bryan Bourne, trombone

“Total Praise”
Richard Smallwood                        arr. Tom Holtz

Sherri Fenwick, piano
Jeffrey Silberschlag, trumpet
Zachary Silberschlag, trumpet
Nathaniel Silberschlag, horn
Bryan Bourne, trombone


Musicivic Everywhere: November 8 (3:00 PM), 13 (7:30 PM)
Free Tickets

Ambler Musicivic: November 8 (3:00 PM), 11 (7:30 PM), 13 (7:30 PM)
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Three Village Chamber Players: November 8 (3:00 PM), 11 (7:30 PM), 13 (7:30 PM)
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In this recital Zach Silberschlag puts together a wonderful assortment of pieces from across the musical spectrum. Beginning with the Klezmer influenced solo fantasy  “Klezmerelda” for trumpet and Piano. Zach and his musical partner Lior Willinger are again featured in an arrangement of a Debussy piano piece in an homage to the great trumpet virtuoso Timofei Dockshizer. Next on the program is a unusual combination of trumpet and guitar, reimagining two famous melodies by Brahms and Ricardo Drigo for this instrumentation. Zach and Lior then give a commanding performance of the well known competition piece by the Belgian composer Theo Charlier. The second part of this program features Zach’s brother in a “miniature opera” for the trumpet and horn by the Italian Risorgimento composer Mercadante. To close the program are two wonderful spirituals arranged for brass quartet featuring the pianist and choir director Sherri Fenwick together with Zachary Silberschlag Nathaniel Silberschlag Jeff Silberschlag, and Bryan Bourne.


Zachary Silberschlag, currently serves as principal trumpet of The Hawaii Symphony. He has held principal trumpet positions with “The Orchestra Now” based in New York, The Chesapeake Orchestra, and the New York Festival Brass Quintet. He performs regularly at Carnegie Hall, New York’s Lincoln Center, and at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Recently, Zach performed in concert with Baltimore Symphony. Zachary has performed as a featured soloist with the Romanian State Symphony in Italy, Bulgarian Philharmonic, “The Orchestra Now,” Chesapeake Orchestra at River Concert Series and at National Harbor, and on numerous occasions in New York City. Zachary holds a BA from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. In Spring 2018, Zachary with the New York Festival Brassplayed the premier recording of Elliott McKinley’s Brass Quintet for Navona Records. Zachary has attended the Eastern Music Festival and the National Orchestral Institute NOI.

Award-winning pianist Lior Willinger performs as a solo and chamber artist in the U.S. and abroad. At the age of 19, he made his New York concerto debut at Carnegie Hall. An avid chamber musician, Willinger has collaborated in recitals with musicians of the Boston Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. He currently serves as director of the Homewood Chamber Music Seminar, coaching student chamber groups at Johns Hopkins University. Willinger earned his bachelor and master of music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, where he is currently pursuing a doctor of musical arts degree. Active in the Baltimore community, Willinger performs weekly for infusion patients at Sinai Hospital’s Lapidus Cancer Institute. He is the Founder/Artistic Director of the If Music Be the Food concert series in Baltimore which acts to increase support and awareness for those struggling with food insecurity. The series, which partners with Maryland Food Bank, has raised thousands of meals for those in need. He also serves as resident pianist for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Orchkids program which provides a free music education to students in impoverished areas.

Nathaniel Silberschlag is principal horn of The Cleveland Orchestra.  Before that, he was assistant principal horn of the Washington National Opera/Kennedy Center Orchestra. At the age of 19, he was the youngest member of the Kennedy Center Orchestra. Silberschlag received his B.A. from The Juilliard School. He is the third generation of his family to attend the Juilliard School. He is a graduate of the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship program and spent two summers in the Kennedy Center’s Summer Music Institute. In 2015, Silberschlag was the first recipient of the Edwin C. Thayer, Laurel Bennert Ohlson award for artistry and excellence on the French horn.

Jeffrey Silberschlag has distinguished himself in the world of music, performing as conductor and trumpet soloist throughout Europe, the United States, Russia, China, Japan, and Israel. His performances have been described as “compelling” by Germany’s Kolnische Rundschau; “extraordinary” by Italy’s L’Arena; and “outstanding” by Fanfare Magazine. In 2011 at a performance in Prague, Mr. Silberschlag received the Prize for Artistic and Cultural Activities from the European Union of the Arts, for his lifetime achievement in classical music as a conductor and trumpeter. He serves as Head of Music Performance at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and has held the Steven Muller Distinguished Professor in the Arts. Mr. Silberschlag has appeared as guest conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Soloists, Orchestra Filharmonici di Torino, Symphony Orchestra of Rumania, Bulgarian Philharmonic, La Scala Virtuosi, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Salzburg Chamber Orchestra, and the Moscow Academy Chamber Orchestra. He has presented master classes at the Kyoto University of Performing Arts, Japan; the Prague Conservatory, Czech Republic; the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK; the Beijing Central Conservatory in China; the Aosta Institute for Music, Italy; and he has directed in performance the orchestra of the Cleveland Institute of Music. Mr. Silberschlag has held principal trumpet positions with the Italian National Symphony RAI- Torino, Jerusalem Symphony, and the New York City Opera National Company. In 2013, Naxos re-released two of his recordings, “The Music of Morton Gould” and “The American Trumpet.” In his recording of McKinley’s “And the Presidents Said,” with narrator Ben Bradlee at Abbey Road Studio, Fanfare Magazine wrote that he is “a virtuoso trumpeter par excellence whose conducting is equally praise worthy.” In 2013, Mr. Silberschlag was inducted into the Society Famija Albeisa. Mr. Silberschlag is music director and conductor of the Chesapeake Orchestra and the River Concert Series in Maryland and co-director of the Italy & USA Alba Music Festival held in northern Italy. He is a Professor of Music at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and has recently become the Music Director of the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra in Baltimore.

Sherri Fenwick, a professional musician, has performed on the piano and organ since an early age. She received her education from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Towson University. For 36 years, Sherri taught music and was one of the major choral directors in the St. Mary’s County Public Schools. She has been a minister of music in churches in the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia areas, organist at the St. Nicholas Base chapel and continues to serve where there is a need. Fenwick founded the St. Mary’s Gospel Choir and was its choral director from 1982 – 1987. Currently, she is choral director of the Southern Maryland Community Gospel Choir.

Long considered one of the nation’s most accomplished trombonists, Bryan Bourne served for nearly 30 years in the United States Marine Band, “The President’s Own.” He held the principal trombone chair for 23 of those years until his retirement in 2013. As a member of the “The President’s Own,” Bryan performed frequently at the White House for presidents and heads of states. Additionally, Bourne has held the principal trombone position of the Chesapeake Orchestra since 1994 and he is also a member of the Washington Symphonic Brass. He has played with all the major performing ensembles of the Baltimore/Washington region including the National Symphony Orchestra and the Kennedy Center Orchestra. In 2016, he appeared in Italy at the Alba Music Festival as soloist with the Romanian State Symphony at the Cathedral of San Domenico. Much sought after for his skill as a teacher, Bourne has taught trombone at St. Mary’s College of Maryland since 1990. He received his bachelor of music degree with high honors from Indiana University in 1979, having studied with Lewis Van Haney and Keith Brown. In 1989 he completed his master of music degree at Catholic University, where he studied with Milton Stevens of the National Symphony Orchestra. Bourne has released a new recording as solo trombonist, titled “Transitions.”


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