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Haim Avitsur

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.

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