The Conservatorium van Amsterdam Brass Department proudly welcomes two new teachers: Miroslav Petkov and Omar Tomasoni. Miroslav and Omar both are principal trumpet with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Miroslav and Omar are delighted to join the CvA teaching staff. ‘I’m very much looking forward to inspire and get inspired from new generation of great musicians and trumpet players!’ says Omar. And Miroslav: ‘I’m looking forward to building a brass community in which you can get inspired and be inspirational for the younger generation.’
Miroslav Petkov (Bulgaria, 1989) studied at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold. he is prize-winner at many prestigious international competitions, including the ARD-Musikwettbewerb and YAMAHA International Trumpet Contest in Germany, the Jeju International Brass Competition in South Korea, and the Citta di Porcia International Competition in Italy.
Before joining the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2016 Miroslav served as principal trumpet of the National Theatre Mannheim, Germany, as well as playing guest principal with various ensembles and orchestras, for example Ensemble Modern, Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and the NDR Elphilharmonie Orchestra.
Omar Tomasoni (Orzinuovi, Brescia, 1984) graduated ‘cum laude’ from the Conservatorio ‘Luca Marenzio’ in Brescia. He has won first prizes at the Concorso Musicale Città di Cremona and Città di Manerbio in 1999. From 2004-2008 he was principal trumpet with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, conducted by Zubin Mehta, and from 2008-2013 with the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, conducted by Antonio Pappano. Since 2013, he has been principal trumpet with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Additionally he is a versatile chamber musician in various ensembles, including the Wonderbrass Quintet, which he co-founded.