Soloists and Faculty
Eric Ewazen’s music has been performed by distinguished soloists, chamber ensembles, vocalists, wind ensembles and orchestras around the world. His music can be heard on some 70 commercially released CDs, by some of the finest recording artists of the 20th/21st centuries.
He has been a guest at over 150 colleges and universities worldwide, including 18 different countries and 47 states of the 50 United States. He has written dozens of works featuring trombone, championing the glorious sound of the instrument in solo repertoire, chamber music, trombone choirs and concerti. He has had the pleasure and honor of working, performing and recording with some of the greatest trombonists of our time.
His music has frequently been performed in Spain by the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Valladolid, where his work, “Fanfaria Castellana, was commissioned for the opening of the orchestra’s new concert hall. The fantastic trombone section of the Tenerife Symphony performed his Triple Concerto for Three Trombones and Orchestra in 2014, and both the principal trombonist, Dede Decker (with whom he is delighted to be performing at this year’s ITF conference) and bass trombonist, Yossi Itskovich played his Concerti with the orchestra. At the ITG Brass Conference in Paris, he also had the immense pleasure to hear the Great Spanish Brass Luur Metales perform his Chamber Concerto with soloist James Lebens.
During 2015 his music will be performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Boise Philharmonic, the Anchorage Symphony, the MasterWorks Festival Orchestra of Indiana, the ShenZhen Symphony in China, and the Isis Chamber Orchestra in London where Dame Evelyn Glennie will be playing his marimba concerto. During the summer of
2015, he will also be the composer-in-residence with the Jeju Festival of Winds in South Korea, SliderAsia in Hong Kong, and the Conservatory of Stavanger in Norway.
A graduate of The Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School (where he received his doctorate degree in 1980), he has been a member of the faculty of Juilliard since 1980.