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Yoram Levy

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Yoram Levy

Tutor in Trumpet
Music | School of Creative Arts and Media

Hobart CBD Campuses

+ 61 4 3842 5047 (phone)

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yoram.levy@utas.edu.au

Mr Yoram Levy is principal trumpet of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO). Trumpet lecturer and coordinator of brass at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania. Solo recordings for trumpet and organ. Published brass arrangements of Mozart basset horn trios. Featured on numerous TSO recordings.

Biography

Principal Trumpet of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra since 1998, Yoram Levy was a member of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) from 1982 to 1990 where he worked regularly with conductors Zubin Mehta and Leonard Bernstein, participated in numerous recordings and toured Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. He has maintained a relationship with the IPO over the years and joined it for a season of The Rite of Spring in 2009.

Appointed Senior Lecturer in Trumpet at the Queensland Conservatorium in 1990, he was subsequently promoted to Head of Brass where he contributed to the development of exceptional brass instrumentalists with many former students currently employed in orchestras in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

He has appeared as principal trumpet with the New Zealand Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Queensland Symphony and Western Australian Symphony, and performed as soloist with the TSO, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Queensland Symphony. He is a member of the Australian Baroque Brass. A featured soloist on TSO-ABC Classics recordings, his CD of 20th-century music for trumpet and organ with Christopher Wrench has won great acclaim. He is Brass Coordinator and Trumpet Lecturer at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and president of the Island Brass Academy, an organisation dedicated to educating young Tasmanian brass players

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeUniversityCountryAwarded
MANorthwestern UniversityUSA1982
BMusMcGill UniversityCanada1980

Administrative expertise

  • Seven years as Head of brass at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (1990-1997)
  • Convenor of brass UTAS
  • Founder member Island Brass Academy

Teaching

Trumpet, brass and wind pedagogy. Expert in solving physical and mental aspects of brass playing. Remedial expertise for professionals.

Teaching expertise

Students working at the highest levels of Australian and international orchestras and institutions.