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Blair Bollinger

Bass Trombone, Orchestral Repertoire, Chamber Music

Blair BollingerBlair Bollinger is the bass trombone of the Philadelphia Orchestra, which he joined in 1986. He has made solo appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, and National Symphony of Taiwan, as well as at many international and domestic trombone conferences.

Mr. Bollinger has given recitals and master classes in Brazil, Chile, China, Holland, Israel, Japan, Poland, Taiwan, and throughout the United States. His recordings include a solo CD (Fancy Free), two discs with Four of a Kind trombone quartet, and a disc with the Canadian Brass. His trombone is the Bollinger Model bass trombone by the S.E. Shires Company of Hopedale, MA; a trombone he helped design.

A 1986 Curtis graduate, he joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1997, and also serves on the faculty of the Juilliard School in New York and Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance.

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Meet the Faculty: Blair Bollinger
Overtones, October 1998