Paul Murphy


Praised as one of the “standouts” among the many rising stars in Carnegie Hall’s critically acclaimed Ensemble ACJW, trumpeter Paul Murphy is passionate about drawing audiences deeply into the art of music. His work as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player has taken him to hundreds of cities and 22 countries throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Paul is a founding member of Decoda — named by Carnegie Hall as its first-ever affiliate ensemble — and has also performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the American Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Pops, and frequently tours and records with the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. Broadway credits include American in Paris, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CinderellaDoctor Zhivago, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Committed to expanding the role of what it means to be a 21st century musician, Paul is proud to serve on the teaching artist faculty of the New York Philharmonic, and has also appeared as a performer and teaching artist through Carnegie Hall’s groundbreaking Musical Connections program, which sends artists into community centers, hospitals, and correctional facilities. Paul is a graduate of the Yale School of Music and St. Olaf College. You can follow him on his blog at