As I mentioned in late November 2011, Nitzan Haroz — Principal Trombone of the Philadelphia Orchestra — was offered the same job with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A little over two months later, he decided to take it. Late yesterday, Peter Dobrin of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Mr. Haroz has officially accepted the position. The distinguished trombonist released this statement:
“I have accepted the position of principal trombone of the LA Philharmonic and will start in August of 2012. I feel fortunate that the Philadelphia Orchestra is granting me a year’s leave of absence as I move through the tenure process in LA. This is for me the best and most prudent way to approach the opportunity with the LA Philharmonic.”
Mr. Dobrin describes him as having “played at the highest levels during his tenure, and has been a solidifying force in the brass section. . . . Internally, his reputation is that of a supportive colleague.”
Welcome to Southern California, Mr. Haroz! Can’t wait to hear you play.