Mark Hughes, Trumpet, David Kirk, Tuba, with Scott Holshouser, piano


Mark Hughes “knows how to spin out a long line with the eloquence of a gifted singer,” says Derrick Henry of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Hughes is currently Principal Trumpet of the Houston Symphony, a position he has held since 2006, along with being an Artist Affiliate at the University of Houston and teaches at the Texas Music Festival and the Brevard Music Center.

Mr. Kirk is Principal Tubist of the Houston Symphony in addition to teaching at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. He is an active recitalist, chamber music collaborator, and spokesman for the musical arts.

Scott Holshouser, principal keyboardist with the Houston Symphony, has been a member of the orchestra since 1980. He began his musical training in Athens, GA and attended Florida State University before moving to Houston to continue his studies at the University of Houston. He is now a member of the faculty at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music.