Yamaha Performing Artist Eric Berlin is Principal Trumpet of the Albany Symphony and Boston Philharmonic Orchestras, Associate Principal Trumpet of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, a member of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and the Empire Brass Quintet. In addition, he has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A champion of music of our time, he has commissioned, premiered and recorded numerous new works for trumpet and can be heard as soloist on his three CDs on MSR Classics as well as Naxos and Albany Records. Stephen Paulus’ Concerto for Two Trumpets on his latest release of all commissioned works with the UMass Wind Ensemble received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. His recording of George Tsontakis’ True Colors for Trumpet and Orchestra, commissioned by the ASO for Mr. Berlin was just released on Naxos. He is a lifetime member and a Director of the International Trumpet Guild and lives with Reuben the wonder dog in western Massachusetts.