Paul Merkelo
  • country:Canada
  • region:Québec
  • style(s):Classical Music
  • label:not signed
  • type:Solo
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:brass
  • artist posted by:Latitude 45 Arts


Renowned as one of the finest trumpet players of his generation, Paul Merkelo is recognized for his “pure technical prowess’’ (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle) as well as his “unusual lyrical gifts’’ (Gramophone). Principal trumpet with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal since 1995, Mr. Merkelo is regularly praised by the Montreal press as “a spectacular soloist… a most impressive master of his instrument’’ (Montreal Gazette), a “great virtuoso… dazzling’’ (La Presse). He has been featured frequently with the OSM, including tours to South America and Lincoln Center in New York.