Ansel Norris has distinguished himself as a solo, orchestral, and chamber musician. After graduating from East High school in Madison, he attended Northwestern University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Music in 2016. From there he attended Rice University. Twice he was the first-prize winner at the National Trumpet Competition and a winner of the New World Symphony’s Concerto Competition. Then, at 26 years old, he became the first ever American prizewinner in the International Tchaikovsky Competition’s Brass division.
Norris has enjoyed performances in front of the Mariinsky Orchestra, New World Symphony and his hometown Madison Symphony Orchestra. Also a chamber musician, Norris won a Bronze Medal at the Fischoff International Competition with friends from the Lincoln Chamber Brass.
Ansel Norris currently resides in Naples, Florida, where he enjoys an eclectic musical career with the Naples Philharmonic.