Born in Rehovot, Israel, Ilan Morgenstern* is hailed by the International Trombone Association Journal for his “rhythmically driving, technically flawless, and unfailingly dynamic and exciting” playing.
Currently the Bass Trombonist of the Vancouver Symphony, Morgenstern has also been a member of the San Antonio Symphony, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony and Kansas City Symphony, and in addition has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Utah Symphony, Houston Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Virginia Symphony, New Israeli Opera, and the Israel Philharmonic.
Morgenstern’s concerto performances have included engagements with the with the San Antonio Symphony, 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, 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.