CANTATAS FOR SOPRANO, TRUMPET AND ORCHESTRA
Nola Richardson, soprano
Andrew Balio, trumpet
Music of Bach, Scarlatti, Handel
Ths concert will take place at the Walters Art Museum.
Tickets: $15 adults/$12 seniors and Walters Art Museum members/$10 students
About Andrew Balio
Wisconsin native, Andrew Balio was appointed as Principal Trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2001 by Yuri Temirkanov. Prior orchestral appointments include Principal Trumpet of the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta since 1994 and the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico since 1990, in addition to the Boston Philharmonic. He has also been a guest soloist with The Bergen Philharmonic of Norway. His solo debut was at age fifteen with the Milwaukee Symphony, playing the Haydn Concerto. His teachers included Charles Schlueter, Adoph Herseth, Roger Voisin and Gene Young. As a soloist, Mr. Balio has appeared throughout Europe, South America, Japan and the United States under such conductors as Mehta, Temirkanov, Rozdestvensky,Nagano, McGeegan and Herbig.
Last year he recorded the Vainberg Trumpet concerto with the St Persburg Symphony for Naxos. Recently he gave the premier of Cuban composer Dafnis Prieto’s new work for trumpet and percussion as well as combining forces with the computer graphics department of the Maryland Institute College of Art.
As a teacher, Mr. Balio has taught master classes regularly in Poland and Italy, the Conservatorio Nacional of Mexico as well as in Brazil, Chile, Scandanavia, Israel, Japan and the United States. He has recorded for the Sony, RCA, Angel, Phillips, Naxos and Teldec labels.
In 2006, he founded Futuresymphony.org, an online think tank to examine innovative ways of making symphony orchestras financially viable while preserving their artistic mission.