Called “quite simply, a superstar of the trumpet” by conductor JoAnn Falletta, multi-genre international soloist JOE BURGSTALLER connects with audiences throughout the world with his captivating sound, dazzling virtuosity and engaging personality. Known for his creativity and as a story-teller with his instrument, Burgstaller is “Brass-Famous” for his nearly eight years as trumpeter and arranger for the famed Canadian Brass.
Joe continues to tour worldwide as a soloist (most recent appearances include Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Winnipeg, Hamburg, Bologna, US Virgin Islands, etc.), as a chamber musician (New York Brass Arts Trio), as a crossover artist (classical/jazz crossover group BurgstallerMartignon4), as a guest orchestral musician and as a clinician (more than 120 universities and conservatories so far) with his groundbreaking masterclasses for all instruments called "Change Your Mind, Change Your Playing®”.
As Associate Professor of Trumpet at Arizona State University, he leads a dynamic, one-of-a-kind trumpet studio that comprehensively prepares students for the demands of today's music world, focusing on Artistic Development, Versatility, Entrepreneurship and Career Growth.
Burgstaller’s discography includes hit solo CDs (License to Thrill and The Virtuoso Trumpet) and three Top-10 Billboard hits with Canadian Brass. Joe and "License To Thrill" were the subject of an hour-long segment on Korea’s Arirang Television (100 million viewers), as well as an hour-long feature on Sirius-XM Classical Radio. His recent Classical/Jazz-Hybrid crossover CDs with Grammy-nominated pianist Hector Martignon (Bach’s Secret Files and Mozart’s Blue Dreams) were Top-50 on the JazzRadio charts and the Roots Radio Report (under Paul Simon but right above the Beastie Boys).
Joe Burgstaller is a Yamaha Performing Artist.