James Lee Wyatt III, known as “Trey,” joined the San Francisco Symphony in 2001 after serving as Principal Percussionist of the Honolulu Symphony from 1997 to 2001. Trey 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 with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. Trey is also on the Percussion Faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
As a soloist, he performed Joseph Schwantner’s Concerto for Percussion with the Honolulu Symphony in March 2002 and with the Stanford University Symphony in May 2003.
Trey received his Bachelor’s of Music from The University of Michigan and a Master’s of Music from Temple University. His major teachers were Alan Abel, Salvatore Rabbio, and Michael Udow.
Trey has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia with the San Francisco Symphony, and can be heard on the SFS Grammy Award-winning Mahler Cycle recordings, primarily playing cymbals. He has worked under the batons of many renown conductors including Michael Tilson Thomas, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Alan Gilbert, Kurt Masur, Seiji Ozawa, and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Trey is a native of Princeton, Kentucky.