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Joe Burgstaller

Joe Burgstaller's Biography

Trumpeter Joe Burgstaller has thrilled audiences throughout the world with his dazzling virtuosity, captivating sensitivity, and engaging personality. Formerly with Canadian Brass (7 1/2 years as a featured trumpeter/arranger) and the avant-garde Meridian Arts Ensemble (6 years), he was also one of the most popular soloists at Columbia Artists’ Community Concerts (alumni include Van Cliburn and Heifetz), performing over 60 solo concerts every year. Burgstaller has performed in front of more than 40 orchestras (Philadelphia, Minnesota, Detroit, Houston, Baltimore, New Jersey, Virginia, among others) as a member of Canadian Brass and as a soloist, in more than 50 music festivals, and has performed and taught at over 80 universities, conservatories and colleges.

His extensive discography includes solo CDs (License to Thrill, The Virtuoso Trumpet, and Music from 18th Century London) and three Top-10 Billboard hits with Canadian Brass. His most recent two CDs with his classical/jazz-hybrid crossover group BM4 (Bach’s Secret Files and Mozart’s Blue Dreams) were Top-50 on the JazzRadio charts and the Roots Radio Report (just under Paul Simon and directly above the Beastie Boys).

Burgstaller tours worldwide as a soloist with his hit crossover group BM4 (BurgstallerMartignon4), the New York Brass Arts Trio, and as a clinician and teacher. He is on the faculty at The Peabody Institute (The Johns Hopkins University) in Baltimore, MD, where he teaches trumpet, chamber music, and a special performance class series for all instruments called "Change Your Mind, Change Your Playing". Every summer, he teaches at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA.

Joe Burgstaller is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

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