International Recording Artist
English Trumpeter Alison Balsom is regarded as one of the finest soloists of this generation and has established a international reputation as one of classical music’s great ambassadors. The combination of her virtuosity and musicality have made her one of the most distinctive sounds on the international solo circuit today. Alison studied trumpet at the Guildhall School of Music, the Paris Conservatoire, and with Håkan Hardenberger. She performs a wide range of recital and concerto repertoire, from Albinoni to Zimmermann and performs on both modern and baroque trumpets.Ms Balsom has also been honored with numerous awards by Classic FM, ECHO Klassik, and Gramophone including the Gramophone Classical Music Award 2013 Artist of the Year. Balsom has performed with some of the greatest conductors and orchestras of our time including Lorin Maazel, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Roger Norrington, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Wiener Symphoniker, Philharmonia Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, NHK Symphony and Orchestre de Radio France. In 2014, she was invited to curate and collaborate on various new projects and returns to the Royal Albert Hall with her first ever solo show, The Trumpet Sings, an eclectic program which she is touring to all major cities and venues in the UK. Released September 2014, her latest recording “”Paris”” on Warner Classics futures music inspired by one of the most romantic cities in world.
Please enjoy the amazing artistry of Alison Balsom performing Debussy’s “Syrinx” below.