As a soloist, Mr. Balio has appeared throughout Europe, South America, Japan and the United States under such conductors as Mehta, Temirkanov, Rozdestvensky, and Herbig. This past year he has given solo performances in Russia, Italy and Brazil. This coming year he will premiere a concerto being written for him by Sergey Yevtushenko at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg Russia. The 2005-2006 season saw the premier of Cuban composer Dafnis Prieto’s new work for trumpet and percussion as well as combining forces with the computer graphics department of the Maryland Institute College of Art to create a multi-media work based on Norwegian composer Ketil Hvoslef’s Tromba Solo, Toru Takemitsu’s Paths and Otto Ketting’s Intrada.
As a teacher, Mr. Balio has taught master classes regularly in Russia and Italy, the Conservatorio Nacional of Mexico as well as in Brazil, Chile, Scandanavia, Israel, Japan and the United States. He has recorded for the Sony, RCA, Angel, Phillips and Teldec labels. In 2006, he founded Futuresymphony.org, an online think tank to examine innovative ways of making symphony orchestras financially viable while preserving their artistic mission.