Steven Woomert, trumpet

Steven Woomert joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Trumpet in the 2014– 2015 season upon completing his Artist’s Diploma at the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, Ontario. He was the winner of the 2013 International Trumpet Guild Orchestral Excerpts Competition while studying with TSO Principal Trumpet Andrew McCandless at the Glenn Gould School. Recent orchestral experience includes performances with the New World Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

A native of Toronto, Steven began his musical studies at age 5 on the violin and added trumpet studies at age 11. As a student, he pursued many performance opportunities such as the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, in which he won the 2008 Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition.

Steven completed his Bachelor of Music degree at Northwestern University, where he studied with Barbara Butler, Charles Geyer, and Christopher Martin. While at Northwestern, he was a member of the school’s entry that won First Prize in the Ensemble Division at the 2012 National Trumpet Competition. Steven has participated in many prestigious ensembles, including the National Youth Orchestra of Canada; National Academy Orchestra; Banff Festival Orchestra; National Orchestral Institute, University of Maryland; National Repertory Orchestra, Breckenridge, Colorado; and Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, South Carolina.

Steven enjoys collaborating musically with his father Barton, and they are currently undertaking an exciting project commissioning and recording new works for two trumpets.