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Haim Avitsur’s Challenge

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Do you know the tenor trombone solo rep? If so, you could get some free stuff from Haim Avitsur. In an effort to entertain and educate, he’s created a video of himself performing 33 excerpts from 25 solo works. If you know them all, then listen to the video below and email the pieces (in performance order) to name.that.tune.part1@gmail.com. Prizes include a $200 iTunes gifts card and eight other gift certificates to places like Sam Ash and Dillon Music.

And if you don’t know all of the pieces in the video, learn them!

Haim Avitsur Performs on Trombone, Ram’s Horn

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Edwards trombone artist Haim Avitsur recently performed Meira Warshauer’s Tekeeyah (The Call), a concerto for shofar, trombone and orchestra. Accompanied by the Western Piedmont Symphony, Haim performed both solo parts and did so extremely well. According to the reviewer…

“It is without question that Mr. Avitsur is an extremely accomplished trombonist. That he can coax tonal sounds and beautiful music out of a ram’s horn is truly virtuosic and astounding.”

Read the entire review: Western Piedmont Symphony Sounds the Call

Haim Avitsur Recovering from Heart Surgery

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Haim Avitsur recently underwent open heart surgery. We’re thrilled to say that he came through with flying colors. Below is an email he sent to Christan.

Hi Christian,

You might have heard from Dave Taylor about my recent open heart surgery. Well, I am happy to say that I am back in business and playing is more fun then ever. I have a very exciting year ahead of me (6 concertos, masterclasses, etc.) and even though I had to cancel all my activities for the summer I feel it was not in vain.

I am writing to tell you a funny story: A few weeks after my surgery I got a letter in the mail from the company that made the ring that was sewn into my mitral valve during the repair. As you can see from the attachment, the company’s name is EDWARDS! I guess you can say Edwards is not only close to my heart but also INSIDE my heart, holding it together.

Looking forward!

Haim Avitsur's Surgery

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