Aaron Copland School of Music Faculty

   Haim Avitsur (Adjunct Assistant Professor)

Fields of Study:
Trombone Performance

Degrees and Studies:
M.M., Mannes College of Music

Biographical Information:
Trombonist Haim Avitsur has premiered almost 60 new pieces encompassing a broad range of styles from solo trombone to chamber music and orchestra. He has worked with composers such as Joan Tower and Leo Kraft, as well as with composer's organizations such as the New York Composers Circle. Mr. Avitsur has worked with composition students in seminars and short-term residencies in schools such as the University of Virginia, and Stanford University.

Currently Haim Avitsur is the Principal Trombonist of the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra. In 2005 he founded Trio Hidas, with Nitzan Haroz, principal trombonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and David Taylor, bass trombone soloist. Trio Hidas is the Ensemble in Residence of the Summer Trombone Workshop, of which Mr. Avitsur is the founder and Artistic Director. Haim Avitsur was the only trombonist named a 2005 Emerging Artist by Symphony Magazine. Recent performances include the Ewazen Trombone Concerto with the Charlottesville Symphony, the Albrechtsberger Concerto for Trombone and Strings as part of the University of Virginia Chamber Music Series, and a performance of the Brahms Horn Trio in a recital at Queens College, NY. Haim Avitsur's recent solo CD recording, Sonatas for Trombone and Piano by David Loeb, is available on the Vienna Modern Masters Label. Mr. Avitsur will solo with the Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra in February 2007.

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