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The Lady Bull
"a gorgeous setting of Immer wieder...a demurely sweeping melody, sweetly taken up by Mark Inouye’s singing trumpet."
     Steven Winn, Jan 2020  San Francisco Classical Voice
     Tilson Thomas - Rilke Songs

"Mussorgsky “Pictures at an Exhibition,” enlivened by strong, precise solos from principal trumpeter Mark Inouye."
     Joshua Kosman, Oct 2019  San Francisco Chronicle
     Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

"Mark Inouye, principal trumpet, performed a moving solo throughout Part I and perfected an extremely colorful vibrato."
     Francesca Hodges, October 2019  The Daily Californian
     Hindemith - Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass

"The fierce “Rondo-Burleske” drew strength from the heroism of principal trumpeter Mark Inouye, who brought terrifying force to the opening measures and returned midway through for a luminous soliloquy."
     Joshua Kosman, June 2019  San Francisco Chronicle
     Mahler - Symphony No. 9

"The finale, launched by trumpeter Mark Inouye with a blazing initial fanfare, felt like a summing-up of the entire concert."
     Joshua Kosman, October 2018  San Francisco Chronicle
     Dvorak - Symphony No. 8

"...when the ballet score was marking time and one wished for dancers, it seemed as though principal trumpeter Mark Inouye was always there to save the day with a heel-clicking Spanish dance tune, a legato Russian folksong, or a nose-thumbing jeer from the sassy puppet."
     Jonas Kaufmann, October 2018  New York Classical Review
     Stravinsky - Petrushka

"Note the fast blazoning trumpet solo by Mark Inouye for the Ballerina Dance." 
     Harry Rolnick, October 2018  ConcertoNet.com
     Stravinsky - Petrushka

"The orchestra's principal trumpet, Mark Inouye brought to the solo something resembling but not jazz, something resembling but not soulful klezmer. He made it his own."
      Mark Swed, March 2018  Los Angeles Times
      Mahler - Symphony No. 5

"...trumpeter Mark Inouye and percussionist Jacob Nissly performed with sensitivity and elan, an eclectic, culture-spanning sensibility, and lively sense of humor emerged."
     Steven Wynn, February 2018  San Francisco Classical Voice
     Jolivet - Heptade for Trumpet & Percussion