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Alison Balsom was born on October 7, 1978 and is 43 years old now.
Birthday: October 7, 1978
How Old - Age: 43
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Alison Balsom - Biography
Alison Louise Balsom (born 7 October 1978) is an English trumpet soloist. Balsom was awarded Artist of the Year at the 2013 Gramophone Awards and has won three Classic BRIT Awards and three German Echo Awards, and was soloist at the BBC Last Night of the Proms in 2009.
She has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the University of Leicester and Anglia Ruskin University, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Balsom has been a professional solo classical trumpeter since 2001. She is a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, during which time she performed much of the major concerto repertoire for solo trumpet and orchestra with all of the BBC Orchestras, and she released her debut album with EMI Classics in 2002. In 2005, she released her second disc, Bach Works for Trumpet, as part of a contract with EMI Classics. In 2006, Balsom won 'Young British Classical Performer' at the Classical BRIT Awards and was awarded the 'Classic FM Listeners' Choice Award' at the Classic FM Gramophone Awards. She won 'Female Artist of the Year' at the 2009 and 2011 Classical BRIT Awards.
She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to music.
Balsom has a keen interest in sailing. She has a son with the English conductor Edward Gardner. In 2017, she married film director Sam Mendes.