Brian Kay


Trombonist Brian Kay has performed extensively with Boston's period instrument ensembles since 1999. Credits include the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Boston Camerata, New York Collegium, Aston Magna, Renaissonics, and The New England Waites. Mr. Kay's travels have included the Proms Festival at Royal Albert Hall with Handel and Haydn Society, Monteverdi Vespers with Boston Baroque in Poland, Rheims Cathedral with Boston Camerata, and Gabrieli in New York with the New York Collegium.

He can be heard on five recordings with the Handel and Haydn Society, as well as recordings with Boston Baroque, Boston Camerata, and Music from Aston Magna.

On modern trombone, he has performed with the Boston Philharmonic, Rhode Island Philharmonic, National Lyric Opera, and as backup with Aretha Franklin. He was founder and leader of the Apollo Brass, which specialized in bringing historical performance know-how to the modern brass quartet.

Active as an educator, Brian maintains teaching studios in Natick and Weston, Massachusetts, and is a former faculty member at the Longy School, and the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division. Originally from Urbana, Illinois, he holds degrees from New England Conservatory, and the University of Illinois.