Tom Poulson (born 1987) currently studies with Professor Kristian Steenstrup in Aarhus, Denmark. He recently won both the Trumpet and Contemporary Performance prizes at the Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments as well as 2nd place overall. He is a Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe competition winner, has been a recommended artist of Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Award and was runner up at the Bromsgrove International Young Musicians’ Platform. He has performed concertos with the Düsseldorf Symphoniker, English Symphony Orchestra and Camerata Scotland and has given recitals at St. Martin-in-the-Fields and the Royal Festival, Wigmore and Usher Halls.
A graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he studied with John Wallace, he performed with the BBC SSO, with the RSNO and with the RCS Symphony orchestra. As a soloist Tom has always sought to champion new music and has performed numerous premieres.
Tom regularly works with Scotland’s national orchestras as well as the Mahler Chamber, Aalborg Symphony and Aarhus Symphony Orchestras. He has been a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy, performing under the baton of Pierre Boulez, and worked as an onstage musician with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Chamber music has always been a passion of Tom’s and he regularly works with the Red Note Ensemble, Aarhus Sinfonietta and the renowned WorldBrass. He is also the founder of Scotland’s leading Brass Ensemble, Brass Diversions.
Tom is supported by the John Hosier Trust, Martin’s Musical/Philharmonia Orchestra Scholarship Fund, Anglo-Danish Society, Craxton Memorial Trust and he holds a silver medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
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