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Alison Balsom

Alison Balsom must be counted among the most popular Classical trumpeters before the public today. Yet, she has gained wide international recognition only since the turn of the century. Her first recording, Music for Trumpet and Organ, was issued in 2002, and her first major award was given to her in 2006, when the jurors of the Classical BRIT Awards named her Young British Classical Performer. Other awards and citations followed and her concert appearances quickly became major events across England, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Of course, her supermodel looks and charismatic manner haven't hurt her career, but in the end it has been her talent on the trumpet, forged by an all-encompassing technique and deft interpretive sense, that landed her at the top. Balsom's repertory is broad, taking in a mixture of original works and arrangements of music by J.S. Bach, Purcell, Haydn, Mozart, Hummel, Debussy, Rachmaninov, de Falla, Messiaen, and many others. She has recorded for EMI and Hyperion.

Alison Balsom was born in the English county of Hertfordshire in 1978. She grew up in Royston, where she began study of the trumpet in her early childhood. At nine she began lessons with Adrian Jacobs at Greneway School in Royston, and four years later enrolled in the Junior department at the Guildhall School of Music, where her most important teacher was John Miller.

From ages 15 to18 she played in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and from 1997-2001 she studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where her teachers included Stephen Keavy and Paul Benniston. Later studies were at the Paris Conservatory of Music and Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Balsom also studied privately with Håkan Hardenberger, from 2001 to 2004. During her student years Balsom played in several orchestral ensembles and became a concerto finalist in the 1998 BBC Young Musicians Competition. Following the release of her first album on EMI, she began drawing attention not only across England, but internationally, as well.

Balsom next signed an exclusive contract with EMI, and her second recording, Bach Works for Trumpet, was issued in 2005 to rave reviews. In 2006 she was awarded Solo CD of the Year by Brass Band World Magazine for her album Caprice. In 2011, she commissioned and recorded Seraph from James MacMillan and has made her own arrangements and secured other commissions to expand the repertoire for trumpet.

Balsom's concert schedule reflects her in-demand status with tours at major venues in Europe, the U.S., and elsewhere around the world. Yet she also is open to new creative endeavours. Balsom assumed the lead role in the play Gabriel, produced at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in the summer of 2013. Her recordings in the 2010s have branched out from standard repertory into thematic collections that called on the talents of a variety of arrangers. These included Paris (2014), Légende (a 2016 collection of neoclassic trumpet-and-piano sonatas that included pop elements), and Jubilo (also 2016). A favorite performer at the British Broadcasting Corporation's Proms concerts, she premiered the trumpet-and-orchestra work Joie éternelle, by Chinese-French composer Qigang Chen, there in 2014. Among her long list of awards is designation as Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2016. ~ Robert Cummings, James Manheim
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Jubilo - Fasch, Corelli, Torelli & Bach

Composer: Johann Friedrich Fasch
Title: Trumpet Concerto In D Major
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Title: In Dulci Jubilo, Bwv 729 (Arr. For Trumpet & Organ)
Title: Schübler Chorales (6) (Arr. For Trumpet & Organ)
Composer: Giuseppe Torelli
Title: Sonata For Trumpet, Strings & Continuo, G. 1
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Title: Schübler Chorales (6) (Arr. For Trumpet & Organ)
Title: Cantata No. 147, "Herz Und Mund Und Tat Und Leben," Bwv 147 (Arr. For Trumpet & Organ)
Title: Schübler Chorales (6) (Arr. For Trumpet & Organ)
Composer: Arcangelo Corelli
Title: Concerto Grosso In G Minor ("Christmas Concerto"), Op. 6/8
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Title: Schübler Chorales (6) (Arr. For Trumpet & Organ)
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Track List: Sound The Trumpet: Royal Music Of Purcell And Handel

Composer: George Frideric Handel
Title: Amadigi Di Gaula, Opera, Hwv 11
Composer: Henry Purcell
Title: King Arthur, Or, The British Worthy, Semi-opera, Z. 628
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Title: Atalanta, Opera, Hwv 35
Title: Ode For The Birthday Of Queen Anne (Eternal Source Of Light Divine), Hwv 74
Composer: Henry Purcell
Title: The Fairy Queen, Semi-opera, Z. 629
Title: Come Ye Sons Of Art Away (Birthday Ode For Queen Mary), For Soloists, Chorus & Instruments, Z. 323
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Title: Water Piece, Suite For Trumpet, Strings & Continuo In D Major (Spurious Arrangement), Hwv 341
Composer: Henry Purcell
Title: O Let Me Weep ("The Plaint" From "The Fairy Queen"), Aria, Z. 629/40
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Title: Oboe Concerto In B Flat Major (No.2a), Hwv 301 (Possibly Spurious)
Composer: Henry Purcell
Title: King Arthur, Or, The British Worthy, Semi-opera, Z. 628
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Title: Amadigi Di Gaula, Opera, Hwv 11
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Track List: Italian Concertos

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Title: Violin Concerto, For Violin, Strings & Continuo In A Minor ("L'estro Armonico" No. 6), Op. 3/6, Rv 356
Composer: Alessandro Marcello
Title: Concerto For Oboe, Strings & Continuo In D Minor, Sf. 935 (Often Transposed To C Minor)
Composer: Tomaso Albinoni
Title: Concerto à Cinque, For Oboe, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello & Continuo No. 3 In B Flat Major, Op. 7/3, (T. 7/3)
Composer: Arthur Benjamin
Title: Concerto For Oboe & Orchestra In C Minor (after Domenico Cimarosa)
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Title: Violin Concerto, For Violin, Strings & Continuo In G Major ("L'estro Armonico" No. 3), Op. 3/3, Rv 310
Composer: Giuseppe Tartini
Title: Trumpet Concerto In D Major, D. 53 (arrangement Of Violin Concerto In E Major)
Composer: Tomaso Albinoni
Title: Sonata Da Chiesa, For Violin, Cello & Continuo No. 1 In D Minor, Op. 4/1 (T. So 26)
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Track List: Bach: Works For Trumpet

Title: Concerto For Solo Keyboard No. 1 In D Major (after Vivaldi Op. 3/9), BWV 972 (BC L189)
Title: Suite For Solo Cello No. 2 In D Minor, Bwv 1008
Title: Aria Variata, For Keyboard In A Minor ("In The Italian Style"), BWV 989 (BC L179)
Title: Partita For Solo Violin No. 3 In E Major, Bwv 1006
Title: Trio Sonata For Organ No. 5 In C Major, Bwv 529 (Bc J5)
Title: Concerto For Solo Keyboard No. 3 In D Minor (After Alessandro Marcello), Bwv 974 (Bc L194)
Title: Bist Du Bei Mir, Aria Arranged For Voice & Continuo (after Gottfried Stölzel), BWV 508
Title: Concerto For Harpsichord, Strings & Continuo No. 4 In A Major, Bwv 1055
Title: Orchestral Suite No. 2 In B Minor, Bwv 1067
Title: Mass In B Minor, For Soloists, Chorus, & Orchestra, Bwv 232 (Bc E1)

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Again fantastic Hummel. I want to hear her Bach album
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Hummel trumpet concerto what a great piece of music!
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I really like the young Norwegian female classical trumpeter, Tine Thing Helseth, who is 24 years old. Her body of work is not as large as Alison Balsom's, but she's equally talented. At this point in her career, she's not a Wynton Marsalis, but she will, within a few years, receive internationa l acclaim as one of the world's great trumpeters.

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