MIROSLAV PETKOV - Bulgarian-born Miroslav Petkov’s first appearance as a trumpet soloist was at the tender age of 14 with the Varna Symphony Orchestra. Petkov held the role of Principal Trumpet of the Nationaltheater Mannheim for several years before joining the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in August 2016. He 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, Miroslav enjoys playing folk muisc, which he flavours with jazz elements.
Miroslav has won first prize in many international competitions including the Lieksa International Trumpet Competition in Finland, the International Competition Città di Procia in Italy, the International Jeju Brass Competition in South Korea, and the Yamaha International Trumpet Contest in Germany.
SLAVA GRIGORYAN - Sony Classical signed Slava Grigoryan at just 17 years of age. Through Sony Classical, ABC Classics in Australia, and his own label, Which Way Music, he has released over 20 solo and collaborative albums spanning a vast range of musical genres.
When Slava turned 18 years old, he began touring as a soloist and has since performed recitals in major venues all over the world as well as performing concertos with leading orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Halle, the Dresden Radio Orchestra, the Israel Symphony, and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
Collaborations have played a huge part in Slava's career, most notably with his brother Leonard, as well as commissioning new works from leading Australian composers. Outside the classical world, Slava often performs with jazz icons Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel, and Joseph and James Tawadros in the fusion ensemble, Band of Brothers.
Slava has received 17 ARIA Award nominations, four of which he won.