Gabriel Langfur is bass trombonist of 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. He is Lecturer of Bass Trombone at the Boston University College of Fine Arts and Guest Artist/Teacher in Trombone at the University of Rhode Island, and has served on the faculties of the Longy School of Music and Brown University, as well as the summer festival faculties of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association and Boston Youth Symphonies.
Mr. Langfur has given solo recitals at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the University of Delaware, the University of Rhode Island, Brandeis University, King’s Chapel Boston, and Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, Massachusetts. 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 under the direction of Alan Pierson. He also performed as a guest on Alarm Will Sound’s Zankel Hall debut at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Langfur was a member of the Orion Trombone Quartet, First Prize winners at the 1989 Coleman Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena, California. Recent engagements have included a series of tours with Burning River Brass, a guest artist solo recital and clinic at Tennessee Tech University, and an appearance as soloist with the U.S. Army Orchestra at the Eastern Trombone Workshop. He will be featured on an upcoming recording as a member of the Thompson Brass Project, led by renowned trumpeter James Thompson of the Eastman School of Music.
In addition to a busy freelance performing career, Mr. Langfur is Managing Director of the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston and an Artist Representative for the S. E. Shires Company, a leading manufacturer of custom brass instruments. He holds a Masters Degree in Trombone Performance from New England Conservatory, as well as Bachelor of Arts (English) and Bachelor of Music Degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory. His teachers have included Raymond Premru, Per Brevig, Norman Bolter, Charlie Vernon and Matthew Guilford. Mr. 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.