Brent Kuszyk is conductor of Biola Percussion Ensemble. Currently a free-lance percussionist in the Los Angeles area, he has performed, toured and recorded extensively with the Los Angeles Philharmonic including the simulcast/PBS broadcast gala performance with Gustovas Dudamel. Mr. Kuszyk also performs regularly with the Pacific Symphony and the San Diego Symphony. He was a member of the Grand Teton Music Festival from 1999-2008 and has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Honolulu Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera, the San Diego Opera, American Ballet Theater, Cascade Music Festival, The Oregon Bach Festival, the Cabrillo Music Festival, The Tanglewood Fellowship Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Summit Brass and the Charleston Symphony among others.
As a teacher, Mr. Kuszyk has served on the faculties of California Lutheran University, Ventura College, La Sierra University and Old Dominion University. Prior to moving to Los Angeles Mr. Kuszyk was a percussionist with the Virginia Symphony for four seasons. A native of Sassamansville, Pennsylvania he attended Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied with Alan Abel and Glenn Steele and received a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Kuszyk resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife, an oboist, and their two young children.