Hailed by the New York Times for their “expertly played” performances displaying “meaty lower brass textures,” the Guidonian Hand Trombone Quartet is New York City’s leading modern trombone collective. They have performed and premiered works at the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Master Class Series as well as Le Poisson Rouge, The Stone, The Juilliard School, Galapagos Art Space, Manhattan School of Music, The Tank, Mannes College of Music, New York University, and the Gershwin Hotel’s New Music series. In July 2010, the Guidonian Hand performed a concert at the International Trombone Festival in Austin, TX, which was broadcast online all over the world. This adventurous ensemble collaborates frequently with living composers to expand, study, and perform new music for low brass. In addition to modern literature, the Guidonian Hand gives a fresh voice to classic repertoire as well as the latest scholarly editions of Renaissance works. The Hand is passionate about creating original performance experiences that blend music with other art forms such as film, dance, theatre and spoken word.
Members of the Guidonian Hand have performed with numerous symphony orchestras including the Dallas Symphony, Utah Symphony, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Akron Symphony, New Hampshire Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, National Orchestral Institute, Canton Symphony, and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra and Symphony in Camden.
Now calling New York City home, the trombonists of the Hand hail from all across the country, being natives of California, New York, Texas and Utah. They hold graduate degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory and Mannes College of Music.
The Guidonian Hand is Mark Broschinsky, William Lang, Sebastian Vera and James Rogers.