Associate Principal TrumpetTSYO Alumni
Steven Woomert joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Trumpet in 2014. He has recently appeared as acting Principal Trumpet of the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra. As an accomplished orchestral player, he has also performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Barbados Classical Pops All-Star Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony.
Born in Toronto, Steven began his musical studies at age five on violin and continued with trumpet studies at age 11. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree at Northwestern University, where he studied with Barbara Butler, Charles Geyer, and Christopher Martin. Steven continued his studies at The Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto where he studied with Andrew McCandless. In 2013, he was the winner of the International Trumpet Guild Orchestral Excerpts Competition. Steven has participated in many summer festivals, including the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, National Academy Orchestra, Banff Festival Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, National Repertory Orchestra, and Spoleto Festival USA.
As an active educator, Steven is part of the Music Faculty at the University of Toronto and has also taught at the University of Western Ontario. Steven and his father Barton have commissioned and recorded a CD of brand-new music for two trumpets and piano, entitled Tandem. Besides performing, Steven enjoys joining some of his TSO colleagues on their volleyball team (The Gustav Bahlers).