Joe Burgstaller

Joe Burgstaller's Biography

Called "quite simply, a superstar of the trumpet" by conductor JoAnn Falletta, multi-genre international soloist Joe Burgstaller has captivated audiences throughout the world with his dazzling virtuosity, sensitivity and engaging personality. A former full-time trumpeter and arranger for the famed Canadian Brass (8 years), he joined the Peabody Institute as Distinguished Visiting Artist in 2007 and now resides in Baltimore, MD as a full-time faculty member teaching trumpet and brass chamber music.

Prior to his years with the Canadian Brass, Joe was one of the all-time most popular soloists at Columbia Artists" Community Concerts, performing 60 solo concerts every year. As a member of Canadian Brass and as a soloist, he has performed in front of more than 45 orchestras (Philadelphia, Minnesota, Detroit, Houston, Baltimore, New Jersey, Virginia, etc.), performed in more than 50 music festivals (including numerous summers at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA) and performed and taught at over 100 universities, conservatories and colleges.

Joe tours worldwide as a soloist with appearances in Shanghai; Hong Kong; Singapore; Seoul; Taipei; Bangkok; Kuala Lumpur; Winnipeg; Hamburg; Bologna; and the U.S. Virgin Islands among others. He serves as a chamber musician with the New York Brass Arts Trio; as a crossover artist with the classical/jazz crossover group Burgstaller Martignon 4; as a modern music specialist with the Meridian Arts Ensemble; as a guest orchestral musician as Guest Principal Trumpet of the Norddeutscher Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester in Hamburg, Guest Principal Trumpet of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and a section trumpeter in the New York Philharmonic; and as a clinician with his groundbreaking master classes for all instruments called "Change Your Mind, Change Your Playing®."

Joe's discography includes hit solo CDs (License to Thrill and The Virtuoso Trumpet) and three Billboard Top 10 hits with the Canadian Brass. Joe and License to Thrill were the subject of an hour-long segment on Korea's Arirang Television (100 million viewers) as well as an hour-long feature on SiriusXM's classical radio station. His classical/jazz-hybrid crossover CDs with Grammy-nominated pianist Hector Martignon (Bach's Secret Files and Mozart's Blue Dreams) made the top 50 on the Jazz Radio charts and the Roots Music Report (under Paul Simon but right above the Beastie Boys).

Joe is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

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