AVI LASSER \\\ OWNER \\\ MANAGING PRODUCER
Avi began his career as a pianist, music director, and sound designer for improvisational comedy. He has worked previously with Montreal's Le Nouveau theatre St. Catherine, Boston's Improv Asylum, Comedy Sportz Philadelphia, and on tour with The Second City aboard Norweigen Cruise Lines. He also worked as the In-market producer/music director of Bye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play produced by The Pub Theatre of Chicago. From that experience he took the leap of writing and producing his own original sketch comedy show, 1 hit wonder, which premiered in the 2013 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
Aside from theatre Avi also is an active ballet accompanist and has previously worked at The School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Spectrum Dance Theatre, and currently accompanies at The Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Orignally from Boston, Avi received his B.M. in classical piano performance (class of Dr. Julia Gavrilova) and music theory in Montreal from McGill University in 2009. He also obtained his Masters of Music in Film Composition from The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program under Emmy Award composer Hummie Mann. Avi is inspired by the collaboration between different artistic mediums. The combination between music and media, allows him to combine his classical training with modern conventions and technology in order to be an effective 21st century musician.
Now based in Seattle Avi draws from his versatile experience to oversee and continually grow and push Hevanti Productions into defining and creating new ways to use music and collaborate with other mediums. To find out more about Avi's individual projects please visit. www.avilassermusic.com.