Natanel Bikov joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as a second/bass trombonist in March of 2022. He has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and the Israel Camerata Jerusalem. From 2017-2020 Mr. Bikov served as the principal trombonist for the IDF Wind Orchestra.
Mr. Bikov performed the David Trombone Concerto as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the conducting of Maestro Zubin Mehta in July 2017. He has won several scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, and in 2016 he won second prize at the “Kfar-Saba” Israeli National Wind Competition.
Over the years Mr. Bikov has toured internationally with both the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. In 2021 he was invited to lead the Trombone Master Class at the Middle East Classical Music Academy in Dubai.
Mr. Bikov has studied with Nir Erez (Principal Trombonist, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra), Micha Davis (Bass Trombonist, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra), Nitzan Haroz (Principal Trombonist, Philadelphia Orchestra), and Matthew Vaughn (Co-Principal Trombonist, Philadelphia Orchestra).
“From the very first moment I tried an Edwards trombone I knew it is something special. I can speak and sing with my Edwards trombone in the most natural and easy way. The horn blends very easily with every section I’ve played with, and at the same time, I’m able to keep my own sound and character. Couldn’t ask for better.”