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Tom Poulson


A multi award winner, Tom Poulson recently won both the Trumpet and Contemporary Performance prizes at the Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments as well as 2nd place overall.  He is a Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe competition winner, has been a recommended artist of Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Award and was runner up at the Bromsgrove International Young Musicians’ Platform.  Tom has performed concertos with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Düsseldorf and Nürnberger Symphonikers, Sinfonietta Köln, English Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Scotland and Euro Symphony SFK and has given recitals at St. Martin-in-the-Fields and the Royal Festival, Wigmore and Usher Halls.  In April he gave the premiere of Mike Svoboda’s Triple Concerto for Trumpet, Trombone and Tuba with the Philharmonisches Orchester Cottbus, which was recorded for German Radio.


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


Chamber music has always been a passion of Tom’s and he is currently a member of two of Europe’s leading brass ensembles, Stockholm Chamber Brass and Worldbrass.  He regularly works with Ensemble Modern, the Black Page Orchestra, Aarhus Sinfonietta and The Assembly Project.

Tom has been guest principal trumpet of the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and regularly works with Scotland’s national orchestras as well as the Mahler Chamber, Ensemble Modern and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestras.  He has been a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy, performing under the baton of Pierre Boulez.



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