Music Conservatory of Illinois

Gregorios Papaefthymiou

Trumpet and Piano Faculty

Gregorios Papaefthymiou is a classically trained Chicagoland trumpet player and a founding member of the Braeburn Brass Quintet. He graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a Bachelor’s Degree in Trumpet Performance. During his time as an undergraduate, he had the pleasure of performing as Principal Trumpet in the University Symphony Band, the University Philharmonic Orchestra, the Michigan Pops Orchestra, and was a substitute in the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. He also received a fellowship from the Aspen Music Festival to attend the American Brass Quintet Seminar. Greg is currently the principal trumpet of the Lakeview Community Orchestra, the trumpet teacher at the Music Conservatory of Illinois, and a freelancer in Chicago. He strives to teach at the collegiate level and spread music to anyone willing to study it. In his free time, Greg enjoys playing video games with friends, listening to music of all genres, and trying out local restaurants and coffee shops.