Andrew Balio

Andrew Balio's Biography

Wisconsin native Andrew Balio was appointed as Principal Trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2001 by Yuri Temirkanov. In the 2014-2015 season, he served as principal trumpet of the Oslo Philharmonic with Vasily Petrenko concurrently with his BSO duties. Prior to his arrival in Baltimore, Mr. Balio was principal trumpet of the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta from 1994, and the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico in Toluca since 1990.

As a soloist, Mr. Balio has performed with conductors Zubin Mehta, Yuri Temirkanov, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Gunther Herbig, Nicholas McGegan, Markus Stenz, Mario Venzago, Marin Alsop and Hannu Lintu among others. Mr. Balio has made solo appearances in Lithuania, Russia, Norway and Brazil, and released his solo recording of the Weinberg Trumpet Concerto with the St. Petersburg Symphony. His Carnegie Hall solo debut was with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra in a special concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy, many of whom were Soviet émigrés.

Mr. Balio has taught master classes regularly in Russia, Poland, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Scandinavia, Israel, Japan and the United States as well as at the Conservatorio Nacional of Mexico. He has served as trumpet coach for Carnegie Hall's NYO-USA, the National Orchestral Institute and the Polish National Youth Orchestra.He has recorded for the Sony, RCA, Angel, Phillips, Naxos and Teldec labels.

He founded and launched the Future Symphony Institute, a research body that examines the philosophy and complexities of making symphony orchestras financially viable while preserving their artistic mission. For his work in this area, he was inducted on to the board of the Academy of Philosophy and Letters and has presented papers at its conferences.

Mr. Balio's solo debut was at age 15 with the Milwaukee Symphony playing the Haydn Concerto. His teachers have included Charles Schlueter, Adolph Herseth, Roger Voisin and Gene Young.

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