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Trombone Masterclass with Brian Hecht
November 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDTFree
Please join us for an inspiring masterclass with Brian Hecht!
The masterclass will be held at Keller Middle School, followed by a reception at Houghton Horns.
Come out to hear some great trombone playing, pick up a few performance tips, and enjoy the great selection of trombones provided by S. E. Shires!
Brian Hecht, a native of Dallas, Texas, joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Bass Trombone in September 2013. Prior to joining the Atlanta Symphony, Mr. Hecht held the bass trombone position with the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC.
He has performed with other major ensembles throughout his career including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra (under the baton of Simon Rattle), San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Baltimore, and the Kennedy Center Ballet.
He has been the recipient of numerous performance awards including first prize at the Zellmer-Minnesota Orchestra Trombone Competition, Edwards Big 12 Bass Trombone Solo Competition, and the ETW’s Trombone Quartet Competition. In addition, he was a finalist in three major international competitions including the ITA’s Edward Kleinhammer Competition, the Donald Yaxley Competition, and the International Trombone Quartet Competition.
Brian received his Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with Michael Mulcahy, Charles Vernon, and Peter Ellefson. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied with Dr. Nathaniel Brickens. Other influential teachers include Jon Bohls of the Dallas Metroplex area and Charles Villarrubia at UT-Austin.
Brian has been on faculty at the Southeast Trombone Symposium in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
He plays S. E. Shires Bass Trombones exclusively.