Trombonist HAIM AVITSUR
has presented numerous solo recitals featuring newly commissioned works
for trombone at venues such as CarnegieÕs Weill Recital Hall, the Noonday
Concerts-Trinity Church Wall Street, The O.Z. Chamber Music Series, Syracuse
University, and at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. His chamber music appearances
include Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, WQXR New York Classical Radio
Station, Bard College, and the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Mr. Avitsur has presented Master Classes at Aaron Copland School of Music,
NY, and the Tel-Aviv Music Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel to name a few.
In 1997, Mr. Avitsur was featured as a soloist with New YorkÕs Mannes
College Orchestra, having been the first and only trombone player in Mannes'
history to win its Wind and Brass Concerto Competition. In the summer
of 1998, at the Ein-Karem Music Center, he was featured in a solo recital
that was broadcast live on "Kol Hamusica" the Israeli Classical Radio
Station. Also in 1998, Haim Avitsur presented a recital at Mannes College
of Music in honor of Israel's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Mr. Avitsur,
accompanied by a full chamber orchestra, presented 5 pieces for trombone
and orchestra, three of which were world premieres. Two premieres were
by Israeli composers, and one by his father, Eitan Avitsur, who also conducted
his piece. The concert was made possible with the help of Cultural Affairs
at the Israeli Consulate, and was attended by representatives from the
Israeli and Swiss Consulates.
In November 2000, Mr. Avitsur gave his Carnegie debut at CarnegieÕs Weill
Recital Hall after having won Artist InternationalÕs Special Presentation
Award in its 2000 Competition. Mr. Avitsur is the first Israeli trombonist
on record to play a full recital in this hall. Since the fall of 1999,
Mr. Avitsur has been adjunct faculty at Queens College, New York. In the
fall of 2000 Haim presented a faculty recital of world premieres and pieces
written for him by composers including David Loeb and Jackson Berkey.
In the spring of 2001 Mr. Avitsur joined the faculty of the Mannes College
of Music Extension Division.