US born Kelton Koch received his Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University, where he studied with Michael Mulcahy. He is currently enrolled at the Hochschule der Künste Bern, Switzerland where he is studying with Ian Bousfield. He was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach (2014-2017) and the orchestra academy of Opernhaus Zürich (2017-2018).
He has performed as principal trombonist with the London Symphony Orchestra, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, and London Philharmonia, and has additionally worked with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and San Francisco Symphony.
He recently was awarded a “Special Prize” at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia (2019).