Affiliation: Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland State University
Cited by the New York Times as \"a gifted young trombonist\", Shachar Israel serves as Assistant Principal Trombone of the Cleveland Orchestra. Prior to joining the Cleveland Orchestra, Mr. Israel served as Principal Trombone of the Hartford (CT) and the addonfield (NJ) Symphonies. He has performed with major orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Montreal Symphony.
A soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Israel performed Berio\'s \'Sequenza V\' for solo trombone at New York\'s Lincoln Center for the New York Philharmonic\'s \"Day of Berio\". He has been a soloist with the Jupiter Symphony Players in New York City and the Cleveland Winds. Mr. Israel has performed on several occasions with Canadian Brass, with which prestigious ensemble he recorded 4 commercial CDs. The trombonist was the winner of the Lewis Van Haney Philharmonic Prize Competition at the 2008 International Trombone Festival. An avid teacher, Mr. Israel is on the faculty of Cleveland State University. He is the founder and director of the Cleveland Trombone Seminar (CTS).
Born in Nahariya, Israel, Mr. Israel received his Bachelors of Music from The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied with Nitzan Haroz, Principal Trombonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. His primary teachers also include Joseph Alessi, Mark Lawrence, Mitchell Ross, Micha Davis and Joseph Nashkes. He has been a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra and attended 2 summers at the Music Academy of the West. Mr. Israel is a graduate of the Thelma Yellin High School in Givatyim, Israel. His studies while in Israel were made possible by the generosity of the America Israel Cultural Foundation through its scholarship program, the Keren Sharet Competitions.
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