Paul Perfetti, a Boston resident, performs on baroque trumpet with Boston Baroque, the Handel and Haydn Society, Aston Magna, Boston Bach Ensemble, Portland Baroque (Oregon), Early Music New York, Millenial Arts Productions (NY), and Collegium Musicum Bach (Mexico). Recordings with Boston Baroque on Telarc include, among others, J.S. Bach: Complete Orchestral Suites, Mass in B minor (2000 Grammy nominee), Mozart’s Requiem (1995 Robert Levin completion) and Handel’s Messiah (1992 Grammy nominee), and the Grammy-nominated Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 (on cornetto). Other recordings include Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Banchetto Musicale (Arabesque), and Bach’s Christmas Oratorios with the Boston Bach Ensemble (Titanic).

In 2004 Mr. Perfetti lectured on baroque and natural trumpets at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts musical instrument collection, and has been engaged to record some of these instruments to document these rare trumpets. He has been principal trumpet with the national touring company of Les Miserables since 1998. He has been a frequent performer with Emmanuel Music, Opera Company of Boston, Boston Academy of Music, Boston Pops Orchestra, Boston Philharmonic, and Boston Musica Viva. He performed with Yo Yo Ma and Boston Musica Viva in a BBC production, "A Month at Tanglewood."  Mr. Perfetti holds a Bachelor of Music in trumpet performance/composition from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Music in trumpet performance "with distinction" from the New England Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers were Michael Galloway and Charles Schlueter (Boston Symphony). He studied baroque trumpet with Friedemann Immer (Michaelstein, Germany).

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