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Sebastian Bell

Born and raised in Germany, Sebastian Bell began his formal musical training in Frankfurt and Berlin and went on to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music where he received and Artist Certificate under the tutelage of Massimo La Rosa, principal trombone of the Cleveland Orchestra and Edward Zadrozny. He furthermore received private instruction from some of the world’s most accomplished bass trombonists including Stefan Schulz, Charles Vernon, Randy Hawes, and Denson Paul Pollard

Throughout his studies in Germany, he was engaged in professional musical activities such as playing with the Staatskapelle Dresden for two years as part of their apprenticeship program and holding the bass trombone position with the Meiningen State Theater’s orchestra during the 2011-2012 season.

Currently Sebastian is the bass trombonist of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and holds the bass trombone position of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, the Northwestern Indiana Symphony Orchestra and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sebastian has furthermore performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He spent the recent summers performing as the bass trombone fellow of the Pacific Music Festival, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival and the Spoleto USA Festival.

Besides being a performer, Sebastian Bell is enthusiastic about teaching and is currently the low brass instructor at Lakewood City Schools.

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CityMusic Cleveland is a professional chamber orchestra that performs free concerts throughout Northeast Ohio,often accompanied by exhibits of local artwork.

Since exploding onto the scene in 2004, CityMusic Cleveland has won cheering audiences with beautiful music, brilliantly performed in familiar neighborhood settings.
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CityMusic Cleveland season opener celebrates life and work of music director’s mentor (preview)

October 18, 2017

By¬†Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer   CLEVELAND, Ohio – To Avner Dorman, CityMusic Cleveland’s season opener next week is more than just another series of concerts. It’s a chance to reconnect, in arguably the deepest possible way, with an old and dear friend, to honor a mentor he said shaped his artistic identity and set […]



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