Norman Engel, Cornet

Canadian trumpeter Norman Engel enjoys a richly diversified career, performing on both modern and historical instruments. On modern trumpet he has performed with the Toronto Symphony; Canadian Opera Company; National Ballet; Hannaford Street Silver Band; Les Violons du Roy; Santa Fe Opera and the Stratford Festival amongst others. Major theatre productions he has performed with include Miss Saigon; Phantom of the Opera ; Beauty and the Beast; Ragtime; West Side Story and Cinderella.

Mr. Engel’s career on natural trumpet has taken him across North America, to Europe, New Zealand and to Asia. In Toronto he performs with Opera Atelier; The Toronto Consort; Aradia Ensemble and for the past nine seasons as a member of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. He has also performed with Apollo’s Fire; Portland Baroque Orchestra; New York Collegium; Magnificat! Orchestra; Santa Fe Pro Musica; Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra; and American Bach Soloists.

Highlights of the 2002/03 season include solo appearances with Tafelmusik; Portland Baroque Orchestra, and the recent release of Purcell’s Trumpet Sonata and Indian Queen Overture with the Aradia Ensemble on Naxos Records. Mr. Engel has also recorded over 30 discs for Sony Classical; CBC Enterprises; Naxos; Opening Day Records; and Anelekta Records.

He was educated at the University of Toronto; Humber College; and The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.

Norman lives in Toronto with his wife, cellist Mary-Katherine Finch and their son Tristan.

Listen to Norman Engel’s Sound Room.

Sound Room Credits
Cornet … Norman Engel
Piano … Bill Way
Producer … Ted Sparks
Recording Engineer … Ted Marshall

Sound Room Featured Artists

Norman Engel
There are 5 samples to choose from featuring Norman Engel on Cornet and Bill Way on piano.

Robert Venables
There are 3 samples to choose from featuring Robert Venables on Cornet accompained by the North York Temple Band of The Salvation Army.

The Hannaford Street Silver Band
This is a short video clip which really features the sound of the Sparx Cornet Mouthpiece.