Marlon Humphreys-Lima

Trumpets   |   Principal

Born in São Paulo, Marlon Humphreys had a wide and solid musical training with Professor Gilberto Siqueira, the trumpet solo of São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (Osesp). In 2000, he was the winner of the 4th Weril Award. With a scholarship granted by Vitae Foundation, Marlon carried out his studies in Chicago with Mark Ridenour, professor and trumpeter of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and with the legendary Adolph Herseth. He has also been trumpet solo of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and worked regularly with the Chicago Symphony, Grand Park Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and Oak Park Symphony.


After finishing his studies, Marlon moved to Japan, where he founded the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra, with which he worked for two seasons as Trumpet Solo, and participated in the renowned Pacific Music Festival.


Marlon has worked with the greatest conductors of our time, including Valery Gergiev, Daniel Barenboim and Pierre Boulez. Currently, besides acting as Principal Trumpet of Minas Gerais Philharmonic, he is a member of the group of international artists who make up the World Orchestra for Peace, by invitation of Valery Gergiev.