Haim Avitsur

Haim Avitsur headshot

Associate Professor of Trombone

HCD Music, Instrumental Studies

Hartt Community Division, The Hartt School
860.768.5250 F 403

MM, Mannes School of Music

BM, Mannes School of Music

Haim Avitsur is an esteemed trombonist of Israeli-American origin, whose musical journey has been marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation. 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.  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.

Haim Avitsur is one-third of the groundbreaking New York Brass Arts Trio. As a member of this remarkable ensemble, which also comprises trumpeter Joe Burgstaller and French hornist David Jolley, Avitsur has been at the forefront of revolutionizing the brass trio repertoire. Their unique approach to performance has earned them praise as the first brass group ever to exhibit the sensitivity and musicality typically associated with a string quartet. Drawing upon their virtuosic talents, the trio has skillfully merged Classical, Light Classical, and Classical/Jazz masterworks from various eras, ingeniously adapting them to this fantastic and versatile instrumentation.

Haim Avitsur's recordings are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and YouTube.