Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Warren Wernick
Warren Wernick, trumpeter and composer, has performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He is a founding member of the Original Majestic Brass Quintet, has performed with the Gramercy Brass Band and The Goldman Band, and held the position of principal trumpet with the New Philharmonia of Portugal from 1987-90. He has performed with many of the leading community orchestras in New York City. In 2002, he was named principal trumpet of the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra. He has been a member of the Greenwich Village Orchestra for 5 years and has served as acting principal trumpet with that group. He has also performed with The Riverside Orchestra and The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony.
Mr. Wernick is also a noted arranger and published composer, mainly for winds and brass. His works have been performed worldwide, most recently by the Oakwood Chamber Players, Madison, Wisconsin; the Stony Brook Summer music Festival; the Oasis Ensemble of San Diego, California; the Hancock Chamber Players of Philadelphia; and the Manhattan Wind Quintet at the Phillips Collections in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Wernick was a scholarship student at the Juilliard School of Music where he received his Bachelor and Masters degrees in performance. His studies included trumpet performance with Mark Gould and composition with Michael Czajowski. Many of his arrangements and original compositions are available from Otiose Music Publishing.
For the past twelve years, between the hours of 9:30 and 5:30, he has worked in different capacities for Sony Classical (a division of Sony Music Entertainment). As head of the catalog reissue program he oversaw the development of many critically acclaimed reissue lines such as The Masterworks Heritage series, The Essential Classics series, Bernstein Century, and many others. Currently, he is a Manager in the Business Affairs department.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife, the oboist Lisa Kozenko, and a rather large, unwieldy collection of compact discs.
Musica Bella concerts: December 8, 2002; March 23, 2003