The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced the appointment of NITZAN HAROZ as principal trombone, effective immediately. Haroz held the post from 1995 to 2012 and is returning to Philadelphia after two years as principal trombone in the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Prior to joining the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1995 Haroz served as assistant principal trombone in the New York Philharmonic and as principal trombone in the Israel Symphony and Opera Orchestra. A native of Israel, he was first-prize winner in that country’s François Shapira Competition and the recipient of a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Haroz has commissioned several works for trombone and harp with his mother, harpist Adina Haroz, and has performed with numerous brass ensembles and chamber groups. His teachers include Eli Aharoni, Mitchell Ross, and New York Philharmonic Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi.   

Posted September 2, 2014