Gianluca Farina

Miscellaneous Information

First year with SO: 2022
Hometown: Nesconset, New York (Long Island)

Bb trumpet - 1947 NY Bach Stradivarius 37 with a #7 leadpipe
C trumpet - 2016 Bach Artisan Stradivarius with a Yamaha NY Gen 2 leadpipe and tuning slide
Rotary trumpet - Weimann Passion C, gold plated
Eb/D trumpet- 2013 Bach Artisan Stradivarius
A/Bb piccolo - 2013 Schilke P5-4 "Butler-Geyer" model, with a stock Bb leadpipe, and a Blackburn P2 leadpipe pitched in A

My mouthpieces for Bb trumpet and piccolo are original designs from Vennture Mouthpieces, and my Eb, C, and Rotary mouthpieces were handmade in Japan by Toshiaki Kameyama.

State University of New York at Fredonia - Bachelor of Music in Education c/o 2015; New England Conservatory of Music - Master of Music in Trumpet Performance c/o 2017; Colburn School - Artist Diploma in Trumpet Performance c/o 2019

Gianluca Farina is the newly appointed principal trumpet of Sarasota Orchestra. Previously, he spent three years as a trumpet fellow at the New World Symphony.

Gianluca has made multiple guest appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, The Florida Orchestra, and Nu Deco Ensemble, and has also performed side-by-side with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.While studying in Los Angeles, Gianluca has held principal trumpet positions with the American Youth Symphony and the Young Musicians Foundation's Debut Chamber Orchestra. Gianluca has spent his summers performing with the Tanglewood Music Center, the Pacific Music Festival Academy Orchestra under Maestro Valery Gergiev, the National Repertory Orchestra under Carl Topilow, and the National Orchestral Institute and Festival.

Gianluca's principal teachers were Alex Jokipii of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Thomas Rolfs of the Boston Symphony, and James Wilt of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Passions/Interests: "Working out, cooking, trying new craft beers, playing guitar, exploring new cities."

Career Highlights: "Getting told by the associate conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre that my solo in Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto was 'very not bad.' Playing principal on Scheherazade under Maestra Xian Zhang with the Colburn Orchestra, and then playing principal on Prokofiev's Sixth Symphony Symphony with her at New World. She remembered me! Ending my time with the New World Symphony by playing principal on Mahler's Fifth Symphony. Believe it or not, getting to meet one of my idols, Phil Smith, after winning my audition here."

Give to the
Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund ensure that Sarasota Orchestra can continue to share the gift of music with our community through concerts, education and outreach programs. Please join us by making a donation today. Together, we can keep the music playing, now and always.

Don't Miss These
Special Events

Join us to celebrate our 75th Anniversary at these exciting events.

Dinner Series
Six Dinners throughout the season

Orchestra Brunch
Sunday, November 12, 2023

Celebrate 75 Concert and Gala
Thursday, February 15, 2024


Contact Us


709 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236


Box Office: 941.953.3434
Administration: 941.953.4252

 Box Office Hours:

Our Box Office staff are available to assist you in person, by phone, or by email on Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Box Office Information
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Us

Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.


Sarasota Orchestra is committed to making our performances and facilities accessible to everyone in our community.

All of the Orchestra’s facilities are accessible to persons using wheelchairs.

Assistive listening devices are available for all Orchestra performances.