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date: 18 November 2019

Allessi, Joseph, Jr.locked

  • Bruce Tychinski


(b Detroit, MI, Sept 9, 1959).

American trombonist. Widely regarded as one of the finest trombonists of the later 20th and the 21st centuries, Joseph Alessi began his studies with his father in San Rafael, California prior to enrolling at the Curtis Institute of Music from 1977–80. While still a student, he was appointed acting Second Trombone of the Philadelphia Orchestra, eventually won the position, and remained with the orchestra for four seasons. Prior to his 1985 appointment as Principal with the New York Philharmonic, he performed for one season as Principal with the Montreal Symphony. As a soloist he has performed with the New York Philharmonic on several occasions, including the world premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Trombone Concerto, which won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Since 1992, with the release of his first compact disc, Alessi has become the preeminent American trombone soloist. He has released more than ten compact disc recordings, commissioned new works, and appeared as soloist throughout the world. A noted master teacher, Alessi has been a member of the faculty at the Juilliard School since ...

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