Trumpeter Eric Berlin has made the music of our time the focus of his career. As a soloist, he has commissioned, premiered and recorded new works for trumpet from some of today’s most exciting composers, including George Tsontakis, Stephen Paulus, Joseph Turrin, Anthony Plog, Eric Ewazen, and James Stephenson. Much of this work has been documented on his solo releases on MSR Classics End of the Matter, Calls and Echoes and Fantastique.

Fantastique documents works Berlin commissioned and premiered for trumpet and wind ensemble including Stephen Paulus’ Concerto for Two Trumpets, which received a Grammy Nomination in 2014 for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.

In March 2012 Mr. Berlin premiered and recorded “True Colors for Trumpet and Orchestra” by George Tsontakis which was commissioned for him by the Albany Symphony Orchestra. This recording was released on NAXOS and was named one of the “Top Ten Classical Recordings of 2017” by National Public Radio.   |   Read full bio

Available for recitals and as soloist with band or orchestra:

  • Trumpet and Piano with Nadine Shank, piano~Various programs
  • Trumpet, Trombone and Piano, with Greg Spiridopoulos and Ludmila Krasin~Various programs
  • Trumpet and Organ with Doug Major or Forrest Eimold, organ~Various programs
  • Soloist with band or orchestra (selected repertoire)

~Alexander Arutiunian – Concerto for Trumpet (Orchestra or Band)
~F. J. Haydn – Concerto for Trumpet in Eb
~J. N. Hummel – Concerto for Trumpet in Eb
~Henri Tomasi – Concerto for Trumpet
~Evan Hause – Concerto for Trumpet (2001) (Orchestra and Wind Ensemble)*
~George Tsontakis – “True Colors” for Trumpet and Orchestra (2012)*
~Christopher Rouse – Heimdahl’s Trumpet for Trumpet and Orchestra (2012)
~James Stephenson – “Duo Fantastique” for Two Trumpets and Band (2007)*
~Stephen Paulus – Concerto for Two Trumpets (Band* and Orchestra)
~Joseph Turrin – Sounding The Call (2012)(Band)**
~Anthony Plog – Concerto #3 (2015)(Brass Band)**

* Works commissioned by and premiered by Eric Berlin

** Part of Commissioning Consortium