Ms. Avital Handler is the Principal Tuba Player of the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Le’zion which is the orchestra of the Israel Opera House. She has held the position since 2001. During her career, Ms. Handler performed with all the major orchestras in Israel - The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony, The Raanna Symphoniette, amongst others. Ms. Handler also performed as a soloist with the Rishon Symphony, The Holon Chamber orchestra and the Israel Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Handler released her solo disc “Tuba In The City," which received wonderful reviews and success.
Ms. Handler has had an intensive chamber music career as well. She established and performed with the Israel Brass Quintet for fifteen years and went on several International tours with the group. Whilst performing in conferences in the USA, Ms. Handler realized that Israel did not have a Tuba Duo, and decided to form the Israel Tuba Duo. The Tuba duo earned huge success after releasing their disc “Tubalicious”. The Duo performed all over Israel and went on International tours to the USA, Spain, Holland and Albania. The duo members are ARResonance performing artists and perform with ARResonance mouthpieces.
Ms. Handler is a recording artist for shows and movies in Israel. In the past few years she recorded for several movies and has trained actors to perform with the tuba in shows.
Ms. Handler works as a tuba teacher in the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem. She taught students all over Israel in conservatories and Academies as well. Furthermore, Ms. Handler has given masterclasses in International festivals all over the world (Brazil, England, Spain, Albania, Holland and the USA).
Ms. Handler studied in the USA. At Boston University she earned a bachelor degree in Music performance and Psychology, and in Manhattan school of music her Masters of Music.
Ms. Handler is proud to join the team of esteemed artists at Eastman. She will perform her orchestral work on the EBC836 and is thrilled to be considered an Eastman Artist.
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The EBC836 is a 6/4 size tuba inspired by the legendary York orchestral CC tuba. This large tuba is at home on stage with a symphony orchestra or concert band, in the pit of an opera or ballet orchestra, and is nimble enough to play in small chamber ensembles. The next generation 6/4 tuba has arrived!
- Key of CC, 6/4
- .750" bore
- 20" upright bell
- 4 front-action pistons + 5th rotary valve
- Deluxe case