Loudoun Brass Quintet
A native of Boston, Richard Johnston took up the trumpet at age 9. Before college, he studied music performance at the New England Conservatory, where he was a member of various wind ensembles, chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras, and studied privately with former Boston Symphony principal trumpet Charles Schlueter. He also spent three summers at Tanglewood studying brass quintet playing, symphonic playing and trumpet performance. At Yale, Rich continued his studies with Allan Dean of the Yale School of Music and was a member of the Yale Symphony Orchestra. Today, Rich enjoys practicing, performing and teaching trumpet during his off-hours as a Securities and Exchange Commission attorney and parent. He performs regularly with the Loudoun Symphonic Winds, the Capital Wind Symphony, the Loudoun Brass Quintet and other ensembles in the area. He particularly enjoys teaching and playing trumpet with his teenage daughter and son, who have enjoyed great success in their own trumpet playing endeavors. Rich is also an avid car enthusiast and frequent participant in motorsports events in the region.