Trumpeter Aaron Hodgson is an accomplished solo, chamber and orchestral musician, praised for his “outstanding lyrical trumpet playing” (Hartford Courant). A prize-winner in the 2008 OSM Standard Life Competition, Aaron has been broadcast nationally as a soloist by CBC Radio’s The Signal. His orchestral performances include appearances with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and l’Orchestre de la Francophonie, led by conductors such as Neeme Jarvi, Sir Neville Marriner and Helmuth Rilling. He can be heard on Naxos and Analekta records as principal trumpet for recordings of Bach’s Magnificat, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Beethoven’s complete symphonies.
Committed to expanding the trumpet’s capabilities and audiences, Aaron is the founder of the Reveille Trumpet Collective www.reveilletrumpet.org. Reveille has presented engaging, multimedia performances at the Banff Centre and the Sound Symposium Festival, and contributed to the commissioning of many new solo and chamber works for trumpet.
Aaron was born in Hay River, Northwest Territories, and after several years in Alaska his family eventually settled in Vancouver. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Ontario, where he was first prize-winner in the concerto competition. He has since completed a Doctor of Musical Arts at the Yale School of Music. His major teachers are Allan Dean, Shawn Spicer and Erik Schultz.
Aaron joined the faculty of Memorial University of Newfoundland in fall 2008.