Mark Inouye

Principal, William G. Irwin Charity Foundation Chair

Mark InouyeMark Inouye, Principal Trumpet of the San Francisco Symphony and occupant of the William G. Irwin Charity Foundation Chair, attended UC Davis and graduated from the Juilliard School. He has held principal trumpet positions with the Houston and Charleston symphonies and has performed with the New York Philharmonic and the Israel Philharmonic. He has toured the US with the organ and trumpet duo Toccatas and Flourishes, and he was a member of the Empire Brass Quintet. At home in both classical music and jazz, he was a founding member of the Juilliard Jazz Sextet at Lincoln Center and a guest performer at the Hollywood Bowl in the Playboy Jazz Festival. The Trumpet & the Bull his jazz album, includes his own compositions. For more on Mark Inouye, visit

(May 2017)