Accomplished as an orchestral player, soloist, and chamber musician, Adam Zinatelli is one of Canada’s most prominent trumpet players. In February 2009, Mr. Zinatelli became Principal Trumpet of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, the Banff Festival Orchestra, the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, and l’Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne, among others. Adam is a founding member of the Reveille Trumpet Collective, a group dedicated to commissioning and performing new music for trumpet.
Mr. Zinatelli has appeared in recital and chamber music performances for the Instrumental Society of Calgary, at the Banff Centre, the Sound Symposium New Music Festival, the Columbia Valley Chamber Music Festival, and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts’ Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. Adam was awarded second prize and the prize for the best performance of a Canadian work in the brass category at the 2008 Montreal Symphony Orchestra Standard Life Competition, and was awarded the 2008 Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award. He has been featured as a soloist with Calgary’s Kensington Sinfonia, Symphony Hamilton, the Glenn Gould New Music Ensemble, and the Glenn Gould Sinfonia. Adam has performed chamber music with the Artists of the Royal Conservatory Ensemble and the Toronto Chamber Brass, competing with the latter at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, Indiana.
Adam can be heard playing in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra on discs of works by Gershwin and Beethoven, and on recent broadcasts on CBC Radio both as an orchestral player and in recital. Upcoming engagements this season include solo appearances with the CPO and the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra, as well as a concert of brass chamber music presented by the Instrumental Society of Calgary.
Mr. Zinatelli completed his undergraduate studies at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto with Andrew McCandless, and studied at the Banff Centre with Canadian soloist Jens Lindemann. Adam pursued graduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Michael Sachs. Mr. Zinatelli teaches trumpet at Mount Royal University in Calgary, and has taught at the National Academy Orchestra of Canada.