News about the LA Phil brass and a former principal flute, plus two guys named McGill and more
Appointments / Auditions & Appointments / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical

News about the LA Phil brass and a former principal flute, plus two guys named McGill and more

Over the past couple of years, my euphoria about the bad-assness of the three current brass principals of the Los Angeles Philharmonic — Andrew Bain (horn), Tom Hooten (trumpet), and Nitzan Haroz (trombone) — has been somewhat tempered by a fear that,  for one reason or another, the trio might not stick together very long. … Continue reading

David Bilger on audition prep & what made the difference when he got Philly’s Principal Trumpet chair
Auditions & Appointments / Music News & Info: Classical

David Bilger on audition prep & what made the difference when he got Philly’s Principal Trumpet chair

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s principal trumpet, David Bilger, has many outlets for sharing his experience and wisdom with other musicians:  he has his own blog, he has teaching positions at The Curtis Institute of Music and Temple University, and he just wrapped up a two-year stint as “William F. and Pamela P. Prokasy Professor in the … Continue reading

It’s official:  Nitzan Haroz will be the new Principal Trombone of the LA Phil
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It’s official: Nitzan Haroz will be the new Principal Trombone of the LA Phil

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. … Continue reading

Appointments / Auditions & Appointments / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical

The LA Phil makes some more offers

Just a few months ago, the Los Angeles Philharmonic made a fairly big splash in the brass world by offering the soon-to-be-vacant (in 2012) Principal Trumpet chair to Thomas Hooten, currently principal of the Atlanta Symphony.  Now it seems they’re doing it again, this time to fill the position of Principal Trombone.  Multiple sources have … Continue reading

Auditions & Appointments / Music News & Info: Classical

Philly Principal Trumpet gets teaching job in Georgia, but is staying with orchestra (for now)

David Bilger, Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1995, has accepted a teaching position in Athens, GA. In a letter sent to Peter Dobrin of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Mr. Bilger confirms that:  He will immediately become the “Visiting Professor of Music and William F. and Pamela P. Prokasy Professor in the Arts at the … Continue reading