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, the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, the Banff Festival Orchestra, the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, and l’Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne, among others. Zinatelli is a founding member of the Reveille Trumpet Collective, a group dedicated to commissioning and performing new music for trumpet, and the Canadian National Brass Project.

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 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 Standard Life Competition, and was awarded the 2008 Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award. He 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. Zinatelli is a is a Yamaha artist, playing Yamaha B-flat and C piston trumpets.  Away from music, Zinatelli is a keen cook, an avid tennis player, and a science enthusiast.

-September 2017-