Aaron Hodgson

Trumpeter Aaron Hodgson has been praised for his “exquisite musicianship and assured composure” (International Trumpet Guild) and his “outstanding lyrical trumpet playing” (Hartford Courant). A prize-winner in the Ellsworth Smith and OSM Standard Life competitions, Aaron has been broadcast nationally by CBC Radio and featured as a concerto soloist with l'Orchestre de la Francophonie at Canada's National Arts Centre. His debut solo CD Inner Voice was released on Blue Griffin Recordings in 2017.

Aaron is an active orchestral musician, having performed with conductors such as Helmuth Rilling, Donald Runnicles and Neeme Järvi and with orchestras including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. He can be heard on Naxos and Analekta records as principal trumpet for recordings of Bach's Magnificat, Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique and the complete symphonies of Beethoven and Brahms.

As a solo and chamber musician, Aaron is committed to expanding the trumpet's capabilities and introducing audiences to new music. He has commissioned or premiered dozens of new works featuring trumpet and frequently performs as a member of Carnyx Trio and Reverb Brass.


Aaron is a sought-after teacher and is Associate Professor at the Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University. He regularly adjudicates at music festivals across Canada and has taught masterclasses in Australia, Ecuador and Colombia. Aaron holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Yale University and is an S.E. Shires Performing Artist.