The soloists of the Ensemble intercontemporain
Benny Sluchin
Trombone

Benny Sluchin studied at the Tel-Aviv Conservatory and Jerusalem Music Academy, parallel to pursuing a math and philosophy degree at the University of Tel-Aviv. He joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and was engaged as co-soloist for the Jerusalem Radio Symphony Orchestra. He subsequently went to work with Vinko Globokar at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, where he graduated with honors. A member of the Ensemble intercontemporain since 1976, he has premiered numerous works (by Elliott Carter, Pascal Dusapin, Luca Francesconi, Vinko Globokar, Gérard Grisey, Marco Stroppa, James Wood…) and recorded Keren by Iannis Xenakis, the Sequenza V by Luciano Berio in addition to 19th and 20th century works for trombone.
A Doctor of Mathematics, Benny Sluchin is involved in acoustic research at Ircam and teaches computer-assisted music notation at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. Passionate about teaching, he edited Brass Urtext, a series of original texts on teaching brass instruments. In 2001, he published Le trombone à travers les âges (Buchet-Chastel) with Raymond Lapie. Two of his books have been awarded the Sacem Prize for pedagogic publications: Contemporary Trombone Excerpts and Jeu et chant simultanés sur les cuivres (Éditions Musicales Européennes). His written publication on brass mutes is a benchmark and his research on Computer Assisted Interpretation has been the object of several presentations and scientific publications.


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