MIKE LORMAND, trombone
New York City–based trombonist Mike Lormand is a performer of eclectic contemporary and classical music. He is a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Deviant Septet, Iris Orchestra, Riverside Symphony, and Weather Vest. He appears frequently with groups such as Talea Ensemble, Argento Chamber Ensemble, NOVUS NY, Wordless Music Orchestra, Metropolis Ensemble, TILT Brass, and Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. Lormand’s love for the orchestral repertoire has led to performances with the Metropolitan Opera, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, The Knights, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, American Ballet Theater, American Symphony Orchestra, New York Pops, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist, he has commissioned numerous new works, with notable premieres at the Ojai Music Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, American Trombone Workshop, and International Trombone Festival. He recently performed the long-delayed U.S. premiere of Marius Constant’s 1977 trombone concerto, Gli Elementi, with the Riverside Symphony at Alice Tully Hall. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music (MM) and the University of Southern Mississippi (BM), Lormand studied with Per Brevig, David Taylor, Marta Hofacre, and Robert Schmalz.