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Alison Balsom makes her H&H debut with Beethoven Symphony No. 4. Honored with numerous awards by Gramophone, Classic FM and ECHO Klassik, triple Classic BRIT award winner Balsom has cemented an international reputation as one of classical music’s great ambassadors. Having headlined The Last Night of the BBC Proms in 2009 with the concert reaching its biggest ever global television audience of an estimated 200 million, she made her US television debut with the Orchestra of St Luke’s on The Late Show with David Letterman—a platform few classical artists have gained access to.
The 2011–2012 Season saw Balsom make return visits to China where she performed with Lorin Maazel and the National Symphony Orchestra, and to the Los Angeles Philharmonic—with whom she made her Hollywood Bowl debut. Other season highlights included concerts with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2012–2013, Balsom will embark on major international tours of Europe, China and the US with the Wiener Symphoniker, Kammerorchester Basel, Concerto Köln, Scottish Ensemble and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Alison records exclusively for EMI Classics.