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Michael Fedyshyn is principal trumpet with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and can also be heard regularly in concerts with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the Canadian Opera Company, as well as Esprit Orchestra, G27 and the Hannaford Street Silver Band. Other performances have included concerts with the Montreal and Winnipeg symphonies, as well as ScotiaFest, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival and the Canadian Brass. As a soloist he has performed with the Toronto Sinfonietta, 13 Strings, G27, Silverthorn Symphonic Winds, and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Recent recordings include the Juno Award-nominated Palej: The Poet and the War (2013) with G27, Brahms on Brass (2011) with the Canadian Brass, Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 “Leningrad” (2010) with the TSO, and Owen Pallett's Heartland (2009).
A student of Robert Oades, Vincent Cichowicz, and Andrew McCandless, Michael began playing the trumpet at the age of 12, in an elementary band room in Cornwall, Ontario. A graduate of the University of Ottawa, and the Glenn Gould School of the RCM, he is also an alumnus of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, as well as the National Academy Orchestra, and Helmut Rilling’s FestivalEnsemble in Stuttgart, Germany.
Michael has given clinics and coachings in a variety of settings, for the trumpet and brass students of the Ottawa Youth Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, RCM Glenn Gould School, Ottawa University, ScotiaFest, and acted as a trumpet Mentor for the National Academy Orchestra of the Brott Music Festival. He is currently an Adjunct Instructor in the Music Department of Redeemer University College, Instructor in Trumpet at Mohawk College, and Brass Coach of the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Michael is a Bach (Conn-Selmer) artist and plays Bach Bb and C trumpets and cornets.