Alison Balsom on her image
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Alison Balsom: 15 facts about the star trumpeter
13. Alison Balsom on her image
Despite releasing 11 albums and working with some of the world's best orchestras, Alison's gender is still a talking point, and she's become something of an advocate for female brass musicians. "I remember talking to women brass players a generation older than me and being shocked at the stories they told of sexism they had encountered," she said, in an interview with The Times.