NEIL BALM is co-principal trumpet of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, principal trumpet of Lincoln Centers Mostly Mozart Festival and of the New York Pops. He made his solo debut at the Kennedy Center in 1991 and has been a soloist on “Live from Lincoln Center” performing the Stölzel Trumpet Concerto and “Let the Bright Seraphim” with Renée Fleming. Mr. Balm has performed the Bach Second Brandenburg Concerto over one hundred times, premiered Ellen Zwilich’s Concerto for Trumpet and gave a recital at Merkin Concert Hall of the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Mr. Balm has recorded with the New York Trumpet Ensemble, the Canadian Brass, music for TV, radio commercials and for over 30 major motion pictures. Most recently he recorded sixteen PBS TV shows with the All Star Orchestra, made up of top musicians from major orchestras across the country As a soloist, he recorded Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City” with the New York Chamber Symphony, conducted by Gerard Schwarz and has been featured on several NY Pops recordings. Mr. Balm is co-owner of Gemini Music Productions, the largest independent employer of musicians in New York City. Neil Balm received his Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees from the Juilliard School.