Jack Sutte

Lecturer in Trumpet
M.M., The Juilliard School

Jack Sutte

Jack SutteLecturer of Trumpet

M.M., The Juilliard School
B.M., The Curtis Institute of Music



Jack Sutte joined The Cleveland Orchestra as second trumpet in 1999. Prior to his Cleveland appointment, he was the principal trumpet in the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway. He has performed as a soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, Symphony in C, New World Symphony, Contemporary Youth Orchestra and CityMusic Cleveland, among other ensembles.

Two highlights include the world premiere performances of Clint Needham’s trumpet concerto, "Fractured Elements," and Matthias Pintscher’s "Chute d’étoiles" for orchestra and two solo trumpets. A native of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Sutte attended the Curtis Institute of Music and then The Juilliard School for his master’s degree. His teachers include Dr. Patricia Backhaus, Michael Davison, Frank Kaderabek, Raymond Mase and Chris Gekker.

A proponent of contemporary music, and a Schilke Artist, Sutte has released three CDs: "Beyond the Moon," featuring music for trumpet and piano, along with "Fanfare Alone" and "BENT," both unique collections of new and storied works for unaccompanied trumpet. Sutte teaches at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music and at Cleveland State University. He is a founding member of the Factory Seconds Brass Trio, and is striving to learn the sonata canon written for trumpet and piano. To learn more, visit Jack Sutte's personal website.

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