Alison Balsom Tickets
Alison Balsom Is One Talented Trumpeter
Get ready to spend an evening being mesmerised by an instrument primarily associated with men but played masterfully by an incredible woman. Get out and grab a pair of Alison Balsom tickets while they're available. Her skill with the trumpet will bring fans an exciting show that highlights the best sounds of the horn, worked into incredible ensembles. It's the kind of experience that will ensure those lucky enough to attend a performance to remember.
While touring to support her album "Paris," Alison Balsom plays at intimate venues throughout the UK and Europe. The music, inspired by the City of Lights, speaks to romantic ideals and sultry visions associated with musical Paris. Her tour, dubbed "The Trumpet Sings," appears in a wide range of venues, like London's Royal Albert Hall and Laeiszhalle in Hamburg. She has also toured the United States for performances at locations like the Hollywood Bowl, where she performed with the LA Philharmonic.
In 2009 Alison began a relationship with conductor Edward Gardner, music director of the English National Opera. The couple met five years prior when they were both in the United States, working with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Many observers felt they were a perfect match, although they split after only two years together. Alison has played her trumpet in period costume on stage in the production "Gabriel" at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
Born October 7, 1978 in Royston, Hertfordshire, Alison Louise Balsom started playing the trumpet at an early age. She has spoken about falling in love with the trumpet at age 10 and never wanting to do anything else. Alison is known for her musical versatility, and has become a staple at BBC Proms, the premier showcase for classical musical talent. She is a visiting Professor of Trumpet at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is said to be quite keen on yachting.
Alison Balsom was a finalist in the BBC Young Musicians Competition in 1998, but her public career really started with the release of her debut album, "Music for Trumpet and Organ," in 2002. Her release of "Caprice" in 2006 helped earn her a Classical BRIT for best female artist and a Classic FM Listener's Choice award. She garnered Female Artist of the Year awards at the BRITs in 2009 and 2011, and Artist of the Year from the Gramophone Classical Music Awards in 2013.
Alison's new album "Paris" rocketed straight to No. 1 on the UK Classical Artist Album Chart, but it's hardly her first hit. "Bach Works for Trumpet," released in 2005, helped introduce her to a broader audience. She followed that with the highly acclaimed "Caprice" and two concerto-themed albums. Two more releases in 2012 -- her expansive self-titled album and the powerful "Sound the Trumpet" -- set the stage for her immense success with "Paris."
Expect to be completely taken by the depth and breadth of Alison's control over her instrument. Whether performing solo or with accompaniments, she is best known for creating engaging sets that showcase the variety and extensiveness of her musical repertoire. It doesn't matter if you are a lifelong fan of the trumpet or a newly proclaimed fan: Alison's ability to switch effortlessly from soft, sweet melodies to powerful, intense themes will draw you into an unforgettable musical programme.
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