Trumpeter Eric Berlin has made the music of our time the focus of his career.
As a soloist, Eric has commissioned, premiered and recorded new works for
trumpet from some of today's most exciting composers, including Robert Bradshaw,
Michael Ellison, Eric Ewazen, Evan Hause, Salvatore Macchia, Stephen Paulus, and
James Stephenson. A new recording of American Trumpet Sonatas with pianist
Nadine Shank is scheduled for release in 2012 with two other recording projects
of new chamber music and new music for trumpet and band also in progress. In
March of 2012 Mr. Berlin premiered and recorded "True Colors" for Trumpet and
Orchestra, a new concerto by Grawemeyer award winning composer George Tsontakis
commissioned for him by the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
As Principal Trumpet of the Albany Symphony Orchestra since 1998, Eric Berlin
and can be heard with that ensemble on more than a dozen acclaimed recordings
that include works by Morton Gould, John Harbison, Roy Harris and William
Schuman to name a few. He holds the same position with the Boston Philharmonic
Orchestra and is a member of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, where he can
be heard on over two dozen recordings by living American composers including
Derek Bermel, Lukas Foss, Charles Fussell, Steven Mackey, Gunther Schuller, and
Evan Ziporyn. Since 2006, has spent his summers performing as Associate
Principal Trumpet of the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, CO. In addition to
his regular positions, he has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los
Angeles Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic, as well as the Baltimore
Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops.
Greg Spiridopoulos has been the principal trombonist of the Albany Symphony
Orchestra, as well as a member of the Portland Symphony Orchestra and the Boston
Philharmonic Orchestra since 2001. In 2011 he was appointed principal trombone
of the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra and second trombone of the Rhode Island
As an active free-lancer in the greater Boston area, Mr. Spiridopoulos has
frequently appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Opera
Boston, the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Ballet
Orchestra and many others. An enthusiast of historical performance, Mr.
Spiridopoulos custom-built his own Classical Period replica alto and tenor
trombones. He has recorded for Albany Records, Boston Brass Series, Mark
Records, Capstone Records and Arsis Audio.
A native of Vienna, Virginia, Mr. Spiridopoulos has taught at the University
of New Hampshire and maintained a private teaching studio. He received his
Master of Music degree from Boston University where he studied with Ronald
Barron, and his Bachelor of Music degree from Michigan State University where he
studied with Curtis Olson and Philip Sinder, and was a proud member of the
Spartan Marching Band. Mr. Spiridopoulos also studied with the late Milton