Alison Balsom must be counted among the most popular classical trumpeters in the 2000s, as she's 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 came in 2006, when the jurors of the Classical BRIT Awards named her Young British Classical Performer. Balsom's repertory is broad, taking in a mixture of the standard repertory, original works, and arrangements. In 2020, she released the album Magic Trumpet on Warner Classics.
Balsom was born in the English county of Hertfordshire in 1978. She grew up in Royston, where she began trumpet studies 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 ... Read Full Biography