Popular American Trumpeter, Ryan Anthony has passed away. Ryan was reported to have died on Tuesday, June 23, after courageously battling Multiple Myeloma for 8 years. Ryan Anthony died at the age of 51.
Ryan Anthony Death was confirmed by enthusiastic group of undergraduate and graduate trumpet majors A&M-Commerce Trumpet Studio in an official Facebook post.
The post reads below..
Today we lost one of the strongest, most amazing, and absolutely wonderful people most of us will ever know. Ryan Anthony was so much to so many. He was generous with his time and talents; an incredible inspiration and role model to those who knew him and to those who never had the privilege to spend even a brief moment in his energy. We send our warmest wishes to Mr. Anthony’s family and friends.
Ryann Anthony official Fan Page also confirmed the demise of the legendary trumpeter
“It is with great sadness that we announce that Ryan Anthony, our beloved father, son, husband, brother and inspiration, passed away this morning, June 23rd, at the age of 51.
We are blessed that so many of you have traveled this long and difficult journey with us. Your prayers and support lifted all of us, but especially Ryan, and inspired him to continue to fight every day.
Please keep his family in your prayers. Ryan leaves behind two children, Elizabeth (Lili) and Rowan; his wife, Niki; mother Ruby Styler and step-father, Stan Styler; father, Roy Anthony and step-mother, Cathi Anthony and his brother and sister-in-law, R.B. and Shannon Anthony along with many other extended family, adopted family, dear friends and “brothers”.
We do not have service information at this time but, due to COVID restrictions, it will be a small service. Later, when we’re able to safely gather again and make music we will properly honor his memory together. In lieu of flowers, Ryan asked that donations be made to CancerBlows and The Ryan Anthony Foundation.”
Tributes Floods Twitter
Ryan Anthony was an an absolute inspiration to myself and many other trumpet players worldwide. Not only in his musicianship, but in how he battled cancer and did so much to help others. A truly sad day for the brass world. He will be missed#CancerBlows https://t.co/Cc6bQ6Sd91
— Couchmen (@CouchmenDBC) June 23, 2020
Few Things You Need To Know About Ryan Anthony
Ryan Anthony was an American trumpet player, most notable for his performances as a member of Canadian Brass, and his role as principal trumpet in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
He won the General Motors/Seventeen magazine concerto competition at the age of 16.
After his education at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), he was awarded the trumpet professorship at Oberlin Conservatory, where he stayed until 2000.
From 2000 to 2003, Anthony played in the Canadian Brass.
In 2004, he joined the trumpet section of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, becoming principal trumpet in 2006, a post he has held since then.
Since 2016, he has served as adjunct professor of trumpet at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas.
His solo career started as a 16-year-old prodigy when he won the highly publicized Seventeen Magazine/General Motors Concerto Competition—the second person ever to win the Grand Prize after Joshua Bell.
Current seasons will include solo appearances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Musicfest, Winston-Salem Symphony, Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, Greenwich Symphony, Arkansas Philharmonic, Dallas Wind Symphony, the National Trumpet Competition and the International Trumpet Guild Conference, where he will be a featured artist.