Called “quite simply, a superstar of the trumpet” by conductor JoAnn Falletta, multi-genre international soloist JOE BURGSTALLER connects with audiences throughout the world with his captivating sound, dazzling virtuosity and engaging personality. Known for his creativity and as a story-teller with his instrument, Burgstaller is also a former long-time member and featured trumpeter/arranger with the famed Canadian Brass.
Burgstaller continues to tour worldwide as a soloist (most recent appearances include Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Winnipeg, Hamburg, Bologna, US Virgin Islands, etc.), as a chamber musician (New York Brass Arts Trio), as a crossover artist (classical/jazz crossover group BurgstallerMartignon4), as a guest orchestral musician (recently including Guest Principal of the NDR -Hamburg, Guest Principal of the Malaysian Philharmonic, and in the section of the New York Philharmonic), and as a clinician (more than 120 universities and conservatories so far) with his groundbreaking masterclasses for all instruments called “Change Your Mind, Change Your Playing®”.
Burgstaller’s discography includes hit solo CDs (License to Thrill and The Virtuoso Trumpet) and three Top-10 Billboard hits with 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 Sirius-XM Classical Radio. His recent Classical/Jazz-Hybrid crossover CDs with Grammy-nominated pianist Hector Martignon (Bach’s Secret Files and Mozart’s Blue Dreams) were Top-50 on the JazzRadio charts and the Roots Radio Report (under Paul Simon but right above the Beastie Boys).
In addition to his years with Canadian Brass, Burgstaller was also a member of the avant-garde Meridian Arts Ensemble (6 yrs.), as well as 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, et.al), in more than 50 Music Festivals (14 summers at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA) and has performed and taught at over 120 universities, conservatories and colleges.
Joe Burgstaller is a Yamaha Performing Artist.