Welcome to my page,


I hope it provides you with some information and light entertainment!

I am currently in my 4th season as Principal Trumpet of Los Angeles Opera, where I enjoy my work very much! I play extra with Los Angeles Philharmonic both at the Hollywood Bowl and Disney Concert Hall regularly, as well.

I have now played principal or guest principal with Indianapolis Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Hawaii Symphony, Los Angeles Master Choral, San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Santa Barbra Chamber Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia (New Zealand), Stavanger Philharmonic (Norway), Malaysia Philharmonic, and have joined as a section guest with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, and New West Symphonies among other regional groups.


In addition, I enjoy freelance work in Los Angeles, and have recently done work in Warner Brothers, Sony, and Fox Studios, including playing on the recent motion picture "The Greatest Showman".

As an educator I now have all of my focus directed toward CSU Long Beach, Bob Cole Conservatory, where I have a thriving studio of wonderful players at the graduate and undergraduate level. I also am the trumpet teacher at Orange County School of the Performing Arts, where I get to work with some of the most dedicated high school players in the region.

Thank you very much for stopping by! I hope you have a moment to take a listen to a few clips from some recent live performances!


***Please feel free to drop me a message, question, comment and I will personally respond in a timely manner.



Ryan Darke


Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Principal Trumpet 


California State university of Long Beach, Trumpet Instructor



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