A native of Nanuet, N.Y., Kevin Quill is a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at Juilliard, where he studies trumpet performance with Mark Gould. Quill holds both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Juilliard, where he was awarded the John Erskine Prize for an exceptional level of scholastic and artistic achievement in 2015. He was a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship during his years in the master’s program at Juilliard. In 2013, he won the Juilliard Trumpet Concerto Competition and performed Tomasi’s Trumpet Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall.
As a member of the Juilliard Orchestra, Quill has played principal trumpet on numerous works, including Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7, Strauss’s Don Quixote, and Alan Gilbert’s concert arrangement of Wagner’s Ring cycle. From 2014 to 2016, Quill was a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland; highlights from the festival include playing principal trumpet on Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with Zubin Mehta and Symphony No. 3 with Michael Tilson Thomas. Quill looks forward to returning to Verbier in 2017 as a member of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. His most recent solo performance with orchestra was in October 2015, when he performed Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto with the New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble.
Quill has been an Ear Training Teaching Fellow at Juilliard since 2013, working under Kyle Blaha and Wayne Oquin. He has been a member of Juilliard’s Pre-College faculty since 2016.