Blair 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.
Also active as a conductor, Mr. Bollinger is the music director of the Bar Harbor Brass Week in Maine and has guest conducted several orchestras in the Philadelphia area. A 1986 Curtis graduate, he conducts the Curtis Brass and Percussion Ensemble, coaches chamber music, teaches lessons, and is a member of the Board of Trustees; he also serves on the faculty of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance.
Mr. Bollinger joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1997.