Hailed by the International Trombone Association Journal for his “rhythmically driving, technically flawless, and unfailingly dynamic and exciting" playing, Bass Trombonist Ilan Morgenstern is a unique voice in his field.
A native of Rehovot, Israel, Ilan Morgenstern is currently the Bass Trombonist of the Vancouver Symphony. A former member of the San Antonio Symphony, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, and Kansas City Symphony, Morgenstern has also performed with the Detroit Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Utah Symphony, Houston Symphony, Virginia Symphony, New Israeli Opera, and the Israel Philharmonic.
Morgenstern's concerto performances have included engagements with the San Antonio Symphony, the United States “Pershing's Own” Army Orchestra, Millennium Orchestra (Seoul, Korea), Jeju Symphony Orchestra (Jeju, Korea), and the National Repertory Orchestra.
In addition, Morgenstern has won numerous awards for his playing, including the Jeju International Brass and Percussion Competition, Zellmer-Minnesota Orchestra Competition, and National Repertory Orchestra's Concerto Competition, and is a recipient of the Lewis Van Haney Bass Trombone Philharmonic Prize.
Labeled a “must buy” in the International Trombone Association Journal, Morgenstern’s debut recording project, It's Alive!! New Music for Bass Trombone, a collaboration with composer Robert Denham and pianist David Gilliland was released in May of 2016.
When not playing, teaching, or thinking about trombones, Ilan can be found playing with his kitties Peach, Ari, and Lola and cooking with his loving wife, Karina.