Patrick Smithers

London, Ontario, Canada

The Glenn Gould School, Bachelor of Music, 2021
The Juilliard School, Master of Music, 2023

Bonnie Kirschenbaum Chair

Canadian trumpet player Patrick Smithers is excited to be joining the National Repertory Orchestra this summer. Patrick has performed with a variety of ensembles, from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, to the rock band Evanescence. He currently studies with Christopher Martin, and previously studied with Andrew McCandless. In his spare time he enjoys cooking and baking, as well as spending time with his Bernese Mountain Dog, Gus.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I love baking and sharing the end product with people

Name three of your favorite composers:
Gustav Mahler, Jean Sibelius, Johannes Brahms

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
Performing new repertoire every week in an incredible setting