Carl Albach, trumpet, from Dallas, Texas, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami, where he studied with Gilbert Johnson, and his master’s degree at the Juilliard School, where he studied with William Vacchiano. Mr. Albach is the principal trumpet of the American Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's and the American Ballet Theater Orchestra. He is also a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He was a soloist with the American Symphony in June 2007, performing the Mieczyslaw Weinberg Trumpet Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall. In addition, he has performed as a soloist with Orpheus in Europe, Japan, and the United States. He has also performed the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 more than 45 times. Mr. Albach has also studied with Richard Giangiulio, the former principal trumpet of the Dallas Symphony, and Raymond Mase, of the American Brass Quintet.