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Benny Sluchin

Benny Sluchin studied music at the conservatory of his native city, Tel Aviv, and in the Academy of Music in Jerusalem. Simultaneously, he studied mathematics and philosophy at the university of Tel Aviv and received his "Master of Science".

During two years, Sluchin played in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. For the following 4 years he was co-soloist in the Symphony Orchestra of Jerusalem (Radio Orchestra). A scholarship from the German governement brought him to Cologne where he studied with Globokar, receiving his Artist's diplom with distinction.

Since 1976, he is a member of the Ensemble InterContemporain (dir. Pierre Boulez), playing the most representative music of the present century and participating as soloist in premières of solo works by Iannis Xenakis, Vinko Globokar, Gérard Grisey, Pascal Dusapin, Frédéric Martin, Elliott Carter, Luca Francesconi, Marco Stroppa, James Woods

Apart from this, he participates in various research projects in brass acoustics at IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique). He finished his doctoral thesis and is the author of many articles and pedagogical books. The SACEM prize for the pedagogical realisation was given in 1996 to his Introduction to contemportary trombone techniques and Singing and playing simultaneously on brass instruments (Éditions Musicales Européennes).

Benny Sluchin took part in many recordings and completed Le Trombone Contemporain, Musidisc 243673, French Bel canto Trombone , Musidisc 243662 and Xenakis - Keren (Erato 2292-45770-2).