ANDREW BALIO (b 1965 )
A native of Wisconsin, Andrew Balio was appointed as principal trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2001. Prior orchestral appointments include principal trumpet of the Israel Philharmonic since 1994 and the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México since 1990, in addition to the Boston Philharmonic. He has also been a guest soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic. His solo début was at the age of fifteen when he played Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto with the Milwaukee Symphony. His teachers included Charles Schlueter, Adoph Herseth, Roger Voisin and Gene Young. As a soloist, Andrew Balio has appeared throughout Europe, South America, Japan and the United States.