Project Description

Accomplished as an orchestral player, soloist, and chamber musician, Adam Zinatelli is one of Canada’s most prominent trumpet players. He has served as Principal Trumpet of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra since 2009. Mr. Zinatelli 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 been featured as soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra, Calgary’s Kensington Sinfonia, the University of Calgary Wind Ensemble, and many other ensembles. He has appeared in recital and chamber music performances for the Instrumental Society of Calgary, at the Banff Centre, the Sound Symposium New Music Festival, and the Columbia Valley Chamber Music Festival.

Adam is a laureate of the 2008 Montreal Symphony Orchestra Standard Life Competition,and was awarded the 2008 Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award. Adam can be heard playing in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra on discs of works by Gershwin and Beethoven, and on broadcasts on CBC Radio both as an orchestral player and in recital.

Mr. Zinatelli completed undergraduate studies at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto with Andrew McCandless, and pursued graduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Michael Sachs. Mr. Zinatelli has taught at Mount Royal University in Calgary and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada.