Haim Avitsur

College Faculty:
Classical Brass: Trombone

Haim Avitsur is an esteemed trombonist of Israeli-American origin, whose musical journey has been marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation. From a young age, Avitsur’s fascination with the trombone led him to embark on a path of musical exploration, mastering the instrument with remarkable skill and virtuosity. His performances are imbued with a rare combination of technical prowess and deep emotional expression, captivating audiences around the globe. With a diverse repertoire that encompasses classical, contemporary, and world music influences, Avitsur has carved a niche for himself in the realm of modern classical music. His half dozen solo CDs stand as a testament to his artistic vision, showcasing his unique interpretations, and are now available on all major streaming services, making his captivating music accessible to music enthusiasts worldwide.

Beyond his solo career, Haim Avitsur has collaborated with renowned musicians, orchestras, and chamber ensembles, leaving an indelible mark on the world of music through his dynamic performances. As a dedicated educator, he has also served as a mentor, shaping the talents of aspiring musicians and sharing his passion for music with the next generation. Whether on stage, in the studio, or in the classroom, Haim Avitsur’s contributions to the world of trombone performance and composition continue to inspire and enrich the musical landscape, cementing his place as a celebrated figure in contemporary classical music.

Haim Avitsur joined the Hartt School as an Associate Professor of Trombone beginning in the fall of 2016. He is also on the Classical Trombone faculty at Manhattan School of Music, NYC, and an adjunct low brass faculty member at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, New York. In 2005 he founded the Summer Trombone Workshop, and until 2021 it was an annual event that brings together trombone enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels for a week of immersive music education and performance. Led by renowned trombonists and educators, the workshop offered a comprehensive curriculum covering various aspects of trombone playing, from technique and tone production to ensemble playing and solo performance.

Mr. Avitsur is a member of the New York Brass Arts Trio. Three world-class virtuoso soloists who came together to revolutionize the brass trio repertoire, and are being hailed as the first brass group ever to play with the sensitivity and musicality of a string quartet. Trumpeter Joe Burgstaller, French hornist David Jolley, and trombonist Haim Avitsur have forged together Classical, Light Classical, and Classical/Jazz masterworks of all eras and adapted them for this fantastic and versatile instrumentation. Haim Avitsur’s recordings are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and YouTube.

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