Alison Louise Balsom, OBE (born 7 October 1978) is an English trumpet soloist, arranger, producer, and music educator. Balsom was awarded Artist of the Year at the 2013 Gramophone Awards and has won three Classic BRIT Awards and three German Echo Awards, and was soloist at the BBC Last Night of the Proms in 2009.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alison_Balsom
Alison Balsom is a passionate advocate of the importance of music education. She studied trumpet at the Paris Conservatoire, and with Håkan Hardenberger. She also studied, and is now an honorary fellow at, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Balsom holds honorary doctorates from Leicester University and Anglia Ruskin Univeristy.
Alison Louise Balsom, OBE (born 7 October 1978) is an English trumpet soloist, arranger, producer, and music educator. Balsom was awarded Artist of the Year at the 2013 Gramophone Awards and has won three Classic BRIT Awards and three German Echo Awards, and was soloist at the BBC Last Night of the Proms in 2009.
Allison Balson (born November 19, 1969) is an American actress who is also a published singer and songwriter. Her best-known role was that of Nancy Oleson on the Little House on the Prairie series:611 which she held between 1981 and 1983.
- Born in Hertfordshire. Alison Louise Balsom was born in Hertfordshire on October 7th 1978, and spent her early life in the town of Royston. Her father, Bill, was a builder, while her mother worked to place children with foster families.
- Early interest. She showed very early promise with the trumpet, taking lessons at school and playing in the Royston Town Band. Alison still returns to perform Christmas carols with the band every year.
- Alison Balsom at Guildhall. Things really started to pick up when she was accepted to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She later went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and at the Conservatoire de Paris with trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger.
- Alison Balsom's debut recordings. Balsom's recording career began in earnest in 2002 when she released Music For Trumpet and Organ on EMI Classics. It featured works by Bach, Sweelinck, Purcell and Messiaen, marking Balsom out as an adventurous programmer.
Following the popular and critical international success of her Haydn and Hummel concertos recording, Alison Balsom has recorded a programme of Italian Baroq...
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- Warner Classics
The trumpeter Alison Balsom has been an evangelist for her instrument, commissioning new works and arranging a wide range of repertory for trumpet, often from the Baroque era. Here she goes further afield with a Parisian-themed disc featuring her arrangements (a collaboration with Guy Barker) of music by Satie, Piazzolla, Ravel and Messiaen: the arrangement of Messiaen's "Baiser de l'Enfant Jésus" is a highlight.
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Alison Balsom plays "Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E flat" at the Classical Brit Awards, programmes dated 19th May 2009. This is produced solely to promote Alis...
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Alison Balsom (trumpet) performs Libertango composed by Astor Piazzolla (192192), arr. Julian Milone (born 1958) during Last Night of the Proms '09, inside t...
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