Michael Slatkin was born in New Jersey, USA in 1967. He began studying the horn with Alan Orloff in New York. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in 1989, in Rochester, USA, having studied with Verne Reynolds for 4 years. After Eastman, Mr. Slatkin studied for 2 years with Phil Myers, former principal horn in the New York Philharmonic. In 1991, he joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as Associate Principal Horn. Mr. Slatkin has appeared on many recordings with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and has recorded with the New York Philharmonic as well. He had also been the Principal Hornist of Tel Aviv’s Musica Nova Ensemble. Michael has been a member of the Israel Philharmonic Brass Quartet, the Israel Philharmonic Brass Quintet, the Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet and has appeared as soloist with many of the orchestras in Israel, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Slatkin was the featured artist and clinician at the 8th annual Suffolk County Music Educators Association Day of Horn in Long Island, NY and has performed chamber music and given masterclasses in Seattle, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Providence Rhode Island, Columbus Ohio, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Stresa Italy, Punta del Este Uruguay, Gabala Azerbaijan, Tokyo, Berlin, and Mumbai. He is currently the Head of the Orchestral Training Program and Head of the Wind Department of the Buchmann-Mehta Academy of Music in Tel Aviv and serves on the faculties of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and the Sadna Conservatory.