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Alison Balsom: Bio

Alison Balsom studied trumpet at the Guildhall School of Music, the Paris Conservatoire and with Hakan Hardenberger. She has recently signed a three disc exclusive contract with EMI Classics, and is a member of BBC Radio 3's New Generation
Artists scheme.

Performing on a range of instruments including natural and piccolo trumpets, in repertoire from Albinoni to Zimmerman and new commissions, Alison's recent appearances have included the BBC Proms, Barbican's Mostly Mozart Festival with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, RSO Stuttgart with Sir Roger Norrington, Bamberg Symphony with Mikko Franck, and the Munich Chamber Orchestra with Christoph Poppen.

Concerts this season include the Wigmore Hall, BBC Symphony with Sir Andrew Davis, London Chamber Orchestra, and BBC National Orchesta of Wales. She makes her US debut with the Milwaukee Symphony in January 2006, and will give the premiere of a concerto written for her by the young British composer Joby Talbot in late 2006, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the
Munich Chamber orchestras.

1 Rondo Alla Turca  
2 Libertango  
3 Andante  
4 Variations On 'Casta Diva'  
5 Caprice No.24  
6 El Pano Moruno  
7 Seguidilla Murciana  
8 Asturiana  
9 Jota  
10 Nana  
11 Cancion  
12 Polo  
13 Vocalise  
14 Der Holle Rache  
15 Violin Con. No.1 - Andante  
16 Syrinx  
17 Trumpet Concerto  
18 Nocturne  
19 Escualo  
Libertango (Alison Balsom) - Last Night of the Proms 2009
The OHMI Trust - An Interview with Alison Balsom
Alison Balson - Concerto in C BWV 1055 - I Allegro
Alison Balsom - Badinerie from Orchestral Suite No2 BWV 1067
Alison Balsom - From Cello Suite No2 BWV 1008 - I Sarabande

Alison Balsom follows her critically acclaimed Bach: Works for Trumpet with CAPRICE, a demanding programme of popular classic works newly arranged for the trumpet. Joined by the Goteborgs Symfoniker conducted by Edward Gardner, Gramophone magazine notes that 'Balsom has the capacity to draw the sweetest sounds out of the trumpet to soothe even the most savage breast'

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