During his nearly twenty-year tenure as Associate Principal Trumpet with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Marcus Goddard has been a featured soloist on performances of Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre and Manfredini’s Concerto for Two Trumpets. Goddard was the Acting Principal Trumpet of the VSO between 2004 and 2005. During this time, Goddard was the principal trumpet on the Grammy and Juno Award-winning recording of the Barber, Walton, and Korngold violin concertos with violinist James Ehnes conducted by Maestro Bramwell Tovey. While serving as Acting Co-Principal Trumpet of the CBC Radio Orchestra, Goddard was a featured soloist on a recording of Alan Hovhaness’ Prayer of St. Gregory.
Goddard has been a member of the Turning Point Ensemble since its establishment and also frequently performs with other ensembles such as Aventa Ensemble, the Vancouver Opera, Standing Wave, and on film recordings with the Vancouver Film Orchestra. He can be heard on many recordings with the VSO, CBC Radio Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble.
Goddard recently toured southern Germany with his wife, Angela Goddard, and their two daughters in a critically acclaimed program for trumpet, organ, violin and soprano. Past trumpet and organ tours have taken Goddard across BC from Vancouver to the Nelson. Goddard frequently performs his own compositions for solo trumpet and electronics at festivals and recitals. Before winning his position with the VSO, Goddard served as Principal Trumpet of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra in Spain.