Jennifer Taylor © 2013

Neil Balm

Instrument: Trumpet, Principal

Member Since: 1984

Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

On My iPod: I usually end up listening to a style that’s the polar opposite of what I happen to be playing that day. I have a wide variety of music on my iPod—some current rock, ’70s and ’80s rock, big band, Maynard Ferguson, and, of course, classical music.

Mozart Minute: Neil Balm ("The Dangers of the Trumpet")

The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra's Neil Balm explains why "playing the trumpet is a dangerous thing." Meet the other Festival Orchestra musicians: http://bit.ly/1sHl2lo

Mozart Minute: Neil Balm (My Rock ’n’ Roll Days)

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra trumpeter Neil Balm opens up about touring with rocker Peter Frampton—without ever having been to a rock concert. Meet the other Festival Orchestra musicians: http://bit.ly/1sHl2lo

Meet the members of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in this Emmy Award–winning series.