Wyatt III, James Lee (Trey)

San Francisco Symphony


James Lee Wyatt III ("Trey") joined the San Francisco Symphony in 2001 after serving as principal percussionist of the Honolulu Symphony from 1997 to 2001. He has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Britt Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center, Pacific Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, the U.S. and Italian Spoleto Festivals, the Santa Fe Opera and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. Wyatt received a B.M. from the University of Michigan and an M.M. from Temple University. His major teachers were Alan Abel, Salvatore Rabbio and Michael Udow. He has toured throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia with the San Francisco Symphony and can be heard on several of its Grammy Award-winning recordings. He has performed under the batons of Michael Tilson Thomas, Herbert Blomstedt, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Alan Gilbert, Kurt Masur, Seiji Ozawa and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Wyatt is owner of California Percussion, a source for backline and percussion instrument rentals, and TheGongShop.com, a niche website selling gongs from all over the world.