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Miroslav
Petkov

principal trumpet

Born in the Bulgarian port city of Varna, Miroslav Petkov started playing the trumpet at the age of eleven. Barely a month later, he was accepted to the Dobri Hristov National Academy of the Arts. Petkov went on to study at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold.

Before joining the Concertgebouworkest in August 2016, he had served as principal trumpet player of the Nationaltheater Mannheim and had performed as a substitute on several occasions with the Concertgebouworkest.

Petkov has also given guest performances as principal trumpet player with the Ensemble Modern, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the NDR Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to the classical repertoire, Petkov enjoys playing folk music, which he likes to flavour with jazz elements. He says, ‘It helps broaden my thinking. Plus a lot of classical music is based on folk music.’

Miroslav Petkov takes good care of a post horn he has on loan from the collection of the Foundation Concertgebouworkest.

  • Principal trumpet since August 2016
  • Principal trumpet of the Nationaltheater Mannheim before joining Concertgebouworkest
  • guest performances as principal trumpet with, the Ensemble Modern, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the NDR Symphony Orchestra
  • Studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold
  • Studied at the Dobri Hristov National Academy of the Arts in Bulgaria
  • Enjoys playing folk music
  • Born in the Bulgarian port city of Varna, 1989

Born in the Bulgarian port city of Varna, Miroslav Petkov started playing the trumpet at the age of eleven. Barely a month later, he was accepted to the Dobri Hristov National Academy of the Arts. Petkov went on to study at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold.

Before joining the Concertgebouworkest in August 2016, he had served as principal trumpet player of the Nationaltheater Mannheim and had performed as a substitute on several occasions with the Concertgebouworkest.

Petkov has also given guest performances as principal trumpet player with the Ensemble Modern, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the NDR Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to the classical repertoire, Petkov enjoys playing folk music, which he likes to flavour with jazz elements. He says, ‘It helps broaden my thinking. Plus a lot of classical music is based on folk music.’

Miroslav Petkov takes good care of a post horn he has on loan from the collection of the Foundation Concertgebouworkest.

Miroslav Petkov (left) together with colleague Jacco Groenendijk during a rehearsal. (Photo: Milagro Elstak)
Miroslav Petkov (left) together with colleague Jacco Groenendijk during a rehearsal. (Photo: Milagro Elstak)
Miroslav Petkov (left) in conversation with composer Martijn Padding. (RV)
Miroslav Petkov (left) in conversation with composer Martijn Padding. (RV)
Miroslav Petkov during the opening concert of RCO House. (Photo: Milagro Elstak)
Miroslav Petkov during the opening concert of RCO House. (Photo: Milagro Elstak)
Miroslav Petkov is performing for donors of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. (RV)
Miroslav Petkov is performing for donors of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. (RV)
Miroslav Petkov and bass player Rob Dirksen perform during an after party during Opening Night. (Photo: Milagro Elstak)
Miroslav Petkov and bass player Rob Dirksen perform during an after party during Opening Night. (Photo: Milagro Elstak)