Boston-based trumpeter Fred Sienkiewicz enjoys a varied career performing classical solo, chamber, and orchestral music with wide range of collaborators. Mr. Sienkiewicz can often be heard performing with professional orchestras throughout eastern Massachusetts including the Cape Cod Symphony, Neponset Valley Philharmonic, Nashua Symphony, Symphony by the Sea, Haffner Sinfonietta, and Plymouth Philharmonic orchestras. Mr. Sienkiewicz also performs as a chamber musician in concert and for ceremonies and services with ensembles such as Bala Brass, Epic Brass, and Majestic Brass.
As a soloist, Mr. Sienkiewicz has performed recitals of contemporary classical music at King’s Chapel in Boston, at Gordon College’s Phillips Recital Hall, and on the Ministry of the Arts series at St. John the Evangelist in Hingham. He has performed as a guest soloist with the North Country Chamber Players, the Parkway Concert Orchestra of Brookline, and in 2010 Fred performed Alexander Arutunian’s Concerto for Trumpet with the Gordon College Wind Ensemble. Mr. Sienkiewicz can also be heard and seen in WGBH’s We Shall Remain documentary, which first aired in 2009.
Outside of performing, Mr. Sienkiewicz is an engaged and committed educator. He teaches trumpet and chamber music at Gordon College and also maintains a large studio of private students through the Governor’s Academy, the Brookwood School, the Instrumental Music School of Concord and Carlisle, and the Lincoln and Wayland Public Schools. Fred has taught on the faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artist Wind Ensemble and Trumpet Seminar programs in Lenox, MA. He also is a Research Associate at the Center for Music-in-Education, where he manages development of the Music Literacy Skills Test and provides program analysis for primary school music+music integration programs at partner institutions throughout the country.
A native of Western Massachusetts, Mr. Sienkiewicz earned his Bachelor of Music in trumpet performance, summa cum laude, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. While there he was named the Theodore Presser Scholar and studied trumpet with Boston Philharmonic principal Eric Berlin. Mr. Sienkiewicz continued his studies at the New England Conservatory of Music, earning a Master of Music in trumpet performance with a concentration in music-in-education. While there he studied trumpet with former Boston Symphony principal Charles Schlueter, interpretation with Boston legend Benjamin Zander, and solfege with Dr. Larry Scripp.