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, and has also performed in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra. Zinatelli is a founding member of the Canadian National Brass Project and of the Reveille Trumpet Collective, a group dedicated to commissioning and performing new music for trumpet.

Zinatelli has been featured frequently as soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic, the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra, Calgary’s Kensington Sinfonia, the University of Calgary Wind Ensemble, and many other groups. He has appeared in recital and chamber music performances for the Instrumental Society of Calgary, at the Banff Centre, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, the Festival of the Sound, the Sound Symposium New Music Festival, the University of Calgary, and the Columbia Valley Chamber Music Festival.

Zinatelli is a laureate of the 2008 Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition, and received the 2008 Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award.

Zinatelli can be heard playing in the Calgary Philharmonic on the orchestra’s live-streamed concerts, on discs of works by Gershwin and Beethoven, and has been featured on CBC Radio broadcasts both as an orchestral player and in recital.

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.

Away from music, Zinatelli is a keen cook, an avid cyclist, and a science enthusiast.