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Department of Music

Gabriel Langfur

Gabriel Langfur

Guest Artist
Teacher in Trombone

Phone: 401. 874.2431

Applied Trombone, chamber music

Masters Degree in Trombone Performance, New England Conservatory
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Oberlin College and Conservatory

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Gabriel Langfur, Bass Trombone plays Tommy Pederson's Blue Topaz with Trombones at Tech: The Tennessee Tech Trombone Choir and Friends

Sonata for Bass Trombone and Piano by Alec Wilder
   III. Lively
Won-Hee An, Piano

GABRIEL LANGFUR is bass trombonist for the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Vermont Symphony Orchestras, and performs frequently with the Boston Symphony and Pops, the Boston Ballet Orchestra, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Opera Boston, and in orchestras and theaters throughout New England. In addition to teaching at URI, he is Lecturer of Bass Trombone at Boston University's College of Fine Arts, and has served on the faculties of the Longy School of Music, Brown University, the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association and Boston Youth Symphonies.

He has given solo recitals at URI, Brandeis University, King's Chapel Boston, Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, Massachusetts, and the Oberlin and New England Conservatories. He gave the premiere of Raymond Premru's That Time of Year for bass trombone and marimba on the Dame Myra Hess Series at the Chicago Public Library, in a performance broadcast on National Public Radio. In May 2005, he premiered Aaron Berkowitz' Concerto for Bass Trombone and Ensemble with noted contemporary ensemble Alarm Will Sound directed by Alan Pierson. He also performed as a guest on Alarm Will Sound's Zankel Hall debut at Carnegie Hall. He was a member of the Orion Trombone Quartet, First Prize winners at the 1989 Coleman Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena, California.

In addition to a busy freelance performing career, Langfur is Managing Director of the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston and Artist Representative for the S. E. Shires Company, a leading manufacturer of custom brass instruments. His teachers have included Raymond Premru, Per Brevig, Norman Bolter, Charlie Vernon and Matthew Guilford. Langfur has performed on recordings with the Boston, Albany and Vermont Symphonies, Boston Symphony Principal Trombonist Ronald Barron, Norman Bolter's Frequency Band, and the Indigo Invention Group.