The career of trumpeter Richard Kelley is not only a testament to the versatility of his instrument, but also to the ability of one individual to excel across the broadest possible range of music. From symphony orchestras and chamber music to jazz, studio work, and Broadway shows, Kelley has built a formidable track record of working at the highest level of the profession. Kelley performs regularly with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Boston Philharmonic, and Boston Classical Orchestra.

Previously based in New York City, Kelley was principal trumpet of the Queens Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Virtuosi. He also performed regularly with the Metropolitan Opera, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the New York Pops, and many other orchestral ensembles.