Tom Poulson

Tom Poulson has performed across Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.  He is a member of Stockholm Chamber Brass, WorldBrass and KammarensembleN and a prize winner at various international competitions, including the Aeolus International Music Competition for Wind Instruments in Düsseldorf and Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe competition.

As a concerto soloist he has appeared with the Royal Stockholm and Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestras, Düsseldorf and Nürnberger Symphonikers amongst others and was the soloist in a private concert for Princess Anne in Mauritius.  Tom’s passion for new music has seen him give dozens of premieres of works by composers such as Mike Svoboda, Oliver Searle, Gareth Williams and Timothy Cooper.  He regularly appears as a guest of contemporary music groups including the Ensemble Modern (Germany), Red Note (Scotland) and Aarhus Sinfonietta (Denmark).

A graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he studied with John Wallace, he performed Jolivet’s Concertino for Trumpet, Piano and Strings with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He is also a graduate of the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt and of the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark, where he studied with Prof. Kristian Steenstrup.

Currently Tom is serving a one year trial as Co-Principal Trumpet with Västerås Sinfonietta.  He has appeared as guest principal trumpet with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.  He has been a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy, performing under the baton of Pierre Boulez, and worked as an onstage musician with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Tom regularly gives masterclasses on trumpet performance and chamber music and is currently a guest teacher at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, and a Trumpet and Brass section coach of the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland.

“I couldn’t get the smile off my face during Oliver Searle’s trumpet Sequenza… Tom Poulson’s performance was staggering.”

Michael Tumelty – The Herald

Joakim Agnas

Joakim Agnas är sedan 2003 stämledare hos Kungliga Filharmonikerna. Han studerade på Musikhögskolan i Stockholm för Claes Strömblad. Han har varit medlem i Stockholms kammarbrass och han är även verksam som tonsättare och arrangör samt flitigt anlitad som studiomusiker.

Joakim Agnas har vi ett flertal tillfällen framträtt som solist tillsammans med Kungliga Filharmonikerna, bland annat i samband med Nobelprisutdelningen 2002 då han tillsammans med brodern Urban spelade Vivaldis konsert för två trumpeter och första satsen ur Bachs dubbelkonsert för två violiner i arr för två trumpeter och orkester. Han har också framfört Haydns trumpetkonsert och senast 2016 hördes han i Mats Larsson Gothes trumpetkonsert i samband med Tonsättarweekend.

Mireia Farres

Mireia Farrés i Bosch (Santpedor, 19 de gener de 1980) és una trompetista catalana. Va començar a estudiar la trompeta als 8 anys.[1] Va obtenir el Premi d’Honor de trompeta i Cambra el 1997,[2] i als 18 anys va marxar a estudiar al New England Conservatory de Boston.[1] Després del seu retorn dels Estats Units, va entrar a formar part de l’Orquestra Ciutat de Granada com a trompeta solista l’any 2001.[1] L’any 2004, va aconseguir la plaça de solista de trompeta a l’Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya. Compagina aquest càrrec amb actuacions esporàdiques[3][4][5][6][7] fent un duet amb la pianista Mercè Hervada i amb col·laboracions amb la seva parella, el saxofonista Llibert Fortuny.[1] En el camp de la docència, Farrés ha estat professora del Conservatori de Granollers i del Conservatori Superior de Mallorca i actualment exerceix de professora de trompeta de l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya. També participa en els stages de les Joves Orquestres de l’Estat (JONC, JONDE…) com a professora,[2] i actua com a solista

Fritz Damrow

Urban Agnas

Swedish born Urban Agnas studied at the Ingesund College of Music in Arvika, Sweden. His orchestral jobs include principal trumpet with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Urban won prizes at the ARD-Wettbewerb in Munich in 1986 and the Radio France International Trumpet Competition in Toulon in 1987. As a soloist he has performed with orchestras such as the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the London Mozart Players, with whom he has also recorded J. N. Hummel’s trumpet concerto on CD.

Urban is a founding member of the world famous Stockholm Chamber Brass which consists of Scandinavia’s leading brass musicians.

Urban Agnas is a long time Monette client, and plays on David Monettes instruments and mouthpieces. Visit the Monette homepage for more information.

Since 2001 Urban Agnas is professor of trumpet at the Academy of Music in Cologne, Germany.

Tine Thing Helseth

Born in 1987, Tine belongs to a new generation of Norwegian soloists and indeed a new generation of brass soloists all together, perhaps more influenced by the idiom of string players and singers than what used to be the case. Tine’s approach to music is refreshingly focused and straightforward, with an extra touch of artistic magic that reaches everyone who hears her playing. At the age of 20 Tine Thing Helseth has the best reason in the world for playing and recording these concertos: She makes wonderful music!” – Simax about her first recording

Tine Thing Helseth, born in 1987, started to play trumpet at the age of 7 and is already one of the leading trumpet soloists of her generation. Already in her short career Helseth has appeared as a soloist with, amongst others, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Philharmonie Baden-Baden, all the major Norwegian orchestras and further afield with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

 

Helseth’s debut album (Classical Trumpet Concertos with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra) was released in November 2007 on the Norwegian Simax label and named ‘Classical Recording of the Year’ by the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. Her second album, ‘My Heart is Ever Present’, a collection of Tine’s favourite Christmas songs and hymns released in November 2009, went to ‘gold’ in the Norwegian classical chart after just three weeks.

Omar Tomasoni

Easiness, spontaneity and neatness: such preminent qualities which easily distinguish this extraordinary musician.

He’s able to bring vivid phrasing and fine musicality in any of his performances, with a unique sound clarity which lets the audience perceive any tricky technical passage as the simplest one: for this he’s considered one of the greatest active trumpet player in Europe.

He was born in Orzinuovi (Brescia) in 1984 and brilliantly completed his musical studies ”cum Laude” with M°Sergio Malacarne at Conservatorio ”Luca Marenzio” in Brescia.

He won the first prize at Concorso Musicale Città di Cremona (in 1996 and 1997) and Città di Manerbio in 1999.

He acted as Principal trumpet in several national orchestras as well as international ones like Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, the Janacek Festival Orchestra and the World Youth Orchestra.

He attended a variety of stages and masterclasses with eminent international trumpet players including Pierre Thibaud, Fred Mills, Stephen Burns, Hans Gansch, John Miller, Max Sommerhalder, Giuseppe Bodanza, Vincent Penzarella and Philip Smith.

From 2001 to 2003 he has been an active member of the European Union Youth Orchestra thus he was awarded with the Bronze Medal of the Italian Republic for high artistic merit.

From 2004 to 2008 he was Principal trumpet in Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, with M° Zubin Mehta as Chief Conductor and From 2008 to 2013 he was Principal trumpet in Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Roma, directed by M°Antonio Pappano.

Since August 2013 he is Principal trumpet of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam.

Should be also mentioned some prestigious engagements with the Mozart Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Musicians for Human Rights association.

He’s also very active as a solo, duo and chamber music and He is founding member of the Famous Italian Wonderbrass quintet.

 

Jeroen Barwaerts

Belgian trumpeter Jeroen Berwaerts is a paramount musical force with an all-inclusive love for music that knows not how to discriminate. Praised for his outstanding technical capabilities and sensitive musicality, his repertoire encompasses every epoch, from baroque music to contemporary music to jazz. With a flourishing solo career of recitals as well as concerts with the world’s leading symphony orchestras, Jeroen Berwaerts still finds time to devote himself to chamber music.

Born in 1975, Jeroen Berwaerts’ musical talents had already been awarded with prizes from various competitions such as the Concours Maurice André (1991) and Concours Européen de Jeunes Trompettistes (1992) when he began studies in Karlsruhe with celebrated trumpet-virtuoso Reinhold Friedrich. He was also an award-winner at the Prague Spring International Music Competition in 1997 and won the 2nd grand prize as well as the ”Prix Feeling” (a special prize for best interpretation) at the Maurice André Trumpet Competition.

Jeroen Berwaerts’ open-mindedness and resplendent playing have brought him invitations to play at internationally acclaimed music festivals, including Ars Musica in Belgium, Takefu International Music Festival and the Rheingau Music Festival, as well as frequently at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival where in 2005 he performed the world premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s Voyage VII for trumpet and ensemble. He has also performed as a soloist with many well-renowned orchestras including the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, Munich Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hanover and the Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen under conductors such as Alan Gilbert and Yakov Kreizberg. Since winning the position of Principal Trumpet of the NDR Radio Symphony Hamburg in 1999, he has been invited to appear on several occasions as soloist with the orchestra.

Following many years as a member of the Canadian Brass, Jeroen Berwaerts now plays with the Stockholm Chamber Brass. Over thirty compositions have been written for the ensemble, which performs mostly original compositions or arrangements of both contemporary and more traditional repertoire.

Amidst his burgeoning trumpet career, Jeroen Berwaerts completed Jazz vocal studies at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent. He has developed several programs for trumpet and piano where he uniquely combines classical, jazz, trumpet and voice.

His first solo CD In the Limelight provides a stunning take on trumpet repertoire of the Romantic period. RCA also released a live-CD featuring the Posthornserenade by Mozart under the baton of Günther Wand. Since 2008, Jeroen Berwaerts has been a Professor of Trumpet at the Hochschule für Musik in Hanover.

Bo Nilsson

Bo Nilsson is teacher of the Trumpet class together with professor Håkan Hardenberger. Besides the work at the Malmö Academy of Music Bo Nilsson is frequently engaged internationally with masterclasses and as a guest professor.

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Lebenslauf Bo Nillson

In Stockholm geboren 19 sept. 1940

1956 – 1961 an der Königliche Musik-Akademie studiert
1963 – 1968 veiter studiert bei Knut Hovaldt in Kopenghagen, Dänemark
1968 – 1971 bei Pierre Thibaud, Paris
1974 – 1975 bei Adolph Herseth, Chicago
1961 – 1962 Angestellt in Norrköping Sinfonie Orchester, Herbert Blomstedt, Chef dir.
1962 – 2008 Malmö Sinfonie Orchester
1974 – 1978 Docent an der Musik-Hochschule, Malmö
1979 – Gastprofessur an der Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australien
1986 – 1988 Docent an der Musik-Hochschule, Stavanger, Norwegen
1990 – 1996 Gastprofessur Gakauen School of Music, Tokyo, Japan
1995 – 2002 Docent an der Trompeten Akademie in Bremen
1998 – Docent an der Musik Hochschule, Malmö
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