Carl Albach is a native of Dallas , Texas and has been a freelance trumpet player in New York for more than 20 years. He performs regularly with Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and is principal trumpet with the American Symphony Orchestra and the Bard Festival Orchestra. Albach played lead trumpet on the Broadway cast albums of Candide, The Sound of Music, and the 2004 production of La Boheme. He also performed with Metallica at Madison Square Garden. As a soloist, Albach has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in Europe, Japan, and the United States, playing Handel’s Suite for Trumpet in D, Shostokovich’s Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings, Copland’s Quiet City, and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. Albach has a particular interest in authentic performance practices and regularly performs baroque and classical repertoire on a natural trumpet with the American Classical Orchestra.