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Washington Adventist University
Trumpet, Piano, Horn, Tuba, Euphonium

“Promising young trumpeter” (NYC Concert Review) Abner Marquez, is a trumpet player who started to play at age 8 in “El Sistema.” In his early years as a trumpet player, he studied at the Simon Bolivar Music Conservatory and “Escuela Latinoamericana de la Trompeta,” where he took lessons with Ricardo Osorio, Luis Melo, Alexander Barrios, etc. In his teenage years, he performed as a trumpeter with orchestras such as the Regional Orchestra “Evencio Castellanos” and Symphony for Peru Youth Orchestra. While at the youth orchestra, he performed in different theaters, such as Teatro Nacional de Lima, with critical musical figures such as Juan Diego Flores and Lorenzo Tazzieri, among others. 

Abner has attended many music festivals during the summer, during which he enjoys playing chamber music. He has performed at Carnegie Hall with the New England Symphonic Ensemble and other orchestras in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Virginia, and New York. He is also a founder and member of the D.C. Brass Quintet, providing music to the entire DMV area.

Abner enjoys reading books on history, philosophy, and theoretical politics in his free time. He also likes camping outdoors, barbecues, and fishing. Abner loves to exercise and play soccer. His biggest passion is to be able to communicate his ideas through art.

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