A multi award winner, Tom Poulson 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.
Tom is very grateful for the ongoing support he has received from the Worshipful Company of
Musicians from whom he has received a silver medal and the Maisie Lewis Young Artists Fund (as
a member of Pure Brass). He has also received awards from the John Hosier Trust, Martin’s
Musical/Philharmonia Orchestra Scholarship Fund, Anglo-Danish Society and Craxton Memorial
He has performed concertos with the Nürnberger and Düsseldorf Symphonikers, SInfonietta Köln,
English and Edinburgh Symphony Orchestras and Camerata Scotland and has given recitals at St.
Martin-in-the-Fields and the Royal Festival, Wigmore and Usher Halls.
Alongside his solo work Tom is a passionate chamber musician and was recently made a member
of the world renowned Stockholm Chamber Brass. Tom is a founding member of the fluid brass
ensemble Brass Diversions and regularly works with WorldBrass, Aarhus Sinfonietta and the Red
A graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he studied with John Wallace, he
performed Jolivet’s Concertino for Trumpet, Piano and Strings with the BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra and Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He recently
graduated as the trumpeter at the International Ensemble Modern Academy.
Tom regularly works with orchestras across Europe including the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic,
Swedish Radio, Mahler Chamber, Ensemble Modern, Aarhus Symphony and all of Scotland’s
national 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