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Matthew Sonneborn has been the Principal Trumpet of the Naples Philharmonic since 1989. He received a B.M. degree from the New England Conservatory. He also received fellowships to attend the Tanglewood Music Center. In addition to playing as an extra with the Boston, Baltimore and San Antonio symphony orchestras, Sonneborn has been a finalist for the Boston Symphony and the New York Philharmonic. He has played under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, André Previn, Simon Rattle and Leonard Slatkin. He was featured in the 2004-05 season Patriotic Pops - Sousa at the Symphony, performing Herbert L. Clarke's From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific. In August 2004 Sonneborn organized and participated in Brass Blast, a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Charley. During the summers Sonneborn has taught as a trumpet instructor at the Hot Springs Music Festival and a performer at the Grand Teton Music Festival. Recently he was a featured solist at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in May of 2007.