Omar Tomasoni (Orzinuovi (Brescia), 1984) studied with Sergio Malacarne at the Conservatorio ‘Luca Marenzio’ in Brescia, graduating ‘cum laude’. He attended masterclasses with eminent international trumpet players including Pierre Thibaud, Fred Mills, Stephen Burns, Hans Gansch, John Miller, Max Sommerhalder, Giuseppe Bodanza, Vincent Penzarella and Philip Smith. He won first prize at the Concorso Musicale Città di Cremona (in 1996 and 1997) and the Città di Manerbio in 1999.
Omar was principal trumpet in several national and international orchestras, such as the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, the Janácek Festival Orchestra, the World Youth Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic. From 2001 to 2003 he was an active member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, earning thus the Bronze Medal of the Italian Republic for high artistic merit. From 2004 to 2008 he was principal trumpet in the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, with Zubin Mehta as chief conductor, and from 2008 to 2013 he was principal trumpet in the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Roma, conducted by Antonio Pappano.
Since August 2013 he has been principal trumpet with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Additionally he had a number of prestigious engagements with the Mozart Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Musicians for Human Rights Association.
Omar is also very active as a solo, duo and chamber musician being a founding member of the famous Italian Wonderbrass Quintet.