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Biography

Conductor

BRAD HOGARTH is a versatile and multi- faceted musician, whose career has taken him from the finest concert halls in Europe to the frozen Arctic tundra and the dusty Black Rock Desert. He is especially passionate about musical outreach—both as a performer and as an educator—and he hopes to bring people and communities together through the power of live performance.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Hogarth is Associate Professor of Conducting at San Francisco State University, Artistic Advisor to the Monterey Symphony, as well as Music Director and conductor of the Art Haus Collective, known for presenting spectacular performances of classical works in unique spaces. He is also Music Director of the Contra Costa Wind Symphony, and is on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he conducts the Conservatory Wind Ensemble and Pre- College Contemporary Music Ensemble. This season, he makes conducting debuts with the Monterey Symphony, Bay Brass, and San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. This concert marks his conducting debut under San Francisco Symphony auspices.

An accomplished trumpeter, Mr. Hogarth performs regularly with a number of orchestras. He can be heard on the San Francisco Symphony’s recording of Charles Ives’s Symphony No. 4 and San Francisco Ballet’s recording of Lowell Liebermann’s Frankenstein. He toured with the Indianapolis Symphony to the Kennedy Center as a part of the 2018 SHIFT Festival, and he has performed as guest principal trumpet with the Louisville Orchestra.

Mr. Hogarth earned a bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance and music education from the Eastman School of Music and a master’s degree in trumpet performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with San Francisco Symphony Principal Trumpet Mark Inouye.