Overseas Artists

Vienna Trombone Quartet

  • Trombone Quartet
  • Austria
  • 2012.9.15-21/2009.9/2004.5/2001.7



Ticket CD Concert Back Number Official Web


Vienna Trombone Quartet

The Vienna Trombone Quartett was created in 1992 by musicians from various top-level orchestras in Austria, who have made it their business to familiarize a broader public with the trombone as an instrument for chamber music.

Still adhering to this idea and being equally successful, the Vienna Trombone Quartet is now presenting itself, after a changeover in 2005, with musicians coming exclusively from one single top orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

The same mindset shared by all four members in terms of music and, the complete oneness as a quartet which has grown steadily as a result, are something these musicians attend to and cherish within the orchestra as well as within chamber music. Both features originate from the same emphasis on traditional and modern spirit, being the result of a largely identical way of instruction. And it is exactly this way of instruction which they all have in common that grants these four trombonists homogeneity in playing and a sense of style in a degree quite hard to find otherwise, thus distinguishing the Vienna Trombone Quartet as a very special ensemble.



Otmar Gaiswinkler 



Was born in Schärding (Upper-Austria) in 1971 and received his first trombone lessons at the age of 9. In 1985 he entered the Linz High School of Music, subsequently being accepted at the Bruckner Conservatory, also Linz. In 1990 he enrolled at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and was taking classes with professor Horst Küblböck, soon followed by his first engagement at the Bruckner Symphony Orchestra Linz in 1993. Since 1996 Otmar Gaiswinkler is solo trombonist of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, participating alongside in various other ensembles (Austrian Brass Connection, Wiener Akademie, Concentus Musicus Wien, Ensemble TONUS).

As an instructor and tutor he himself held master classes in Japan, Taiwan, Poland, Germany, Sweden and the USA. Since 2007 he is professor for trombone at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.


Wolfgang Pfistermueller 


Was born in Wels (Upper-Austria) in 1975, receiving his musical training at Bruckner Conservatory Linz and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with professor Horst Küblböck.

From 1997 – 1999 he was a firm member of the Tyrolian Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck, followed by a short period at the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, before he finally joined the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in 1999. Wolfgang Pfistermüller is a member of the Austrian Brass Connection, the Ensemble Pro Brass, the Wiener Johann Strauss Orchester and the Vienna Symphony Jazz Project.

From 2002 – 2005 he was an assistant professor for trombone at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.


Walter Voglmayr 


Was born in Ried im Innkreis (Upper-Austria) in 1973. He started his studies at the Bruckner Conservatory Linz in 1986 with F. Loimayr, followed by studies with professor Küblböck at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna from1988-1993 and with Branimir Slokar in Freiburg (Germany) from 1993-1997, where he also received his final diploma. His appearances as a soloist include performances with the Wiener Kammerorchester, the Ensemble de la Musique de Toulon and the Klangforum Wien.

In 1996, Walter Voglmayr was, within the framework of a contractual substitute, a solo trombonist at the Bavarian Staatopera Munich and from 1997 – 2000 he played solo trombone at the Berlin Radio Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra. Since January 2000 he is a solo trombonist at the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, participating as well in ensembles such as Pro Brass, the Austrian Brass Connection and the mund.ART Quintett Vienna.


Reinhard Hofbauer


Was born in Mürzzuschlag (Styria) in 1975 and started playing trombone at the age of 10 at the Johannes Brahms Music School. He continued his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with professor Horst Küblböck, there receiving his final diploma in 2000. During his studies, Reinhard Hofbauer already performed very often as a solo trombonist, in this context granting chamber music an important position. From 1999 – 2004 he was a bass trombonist at the Tyrolian Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck.

Playing tenor and bass trombone, Reinhard Hofbauer is a firm member of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra since July 2004, with additional participation in concerts of the Wiener Akademie, the Clemecic Consort, the Johann Strauß Festival Orchester, the Vienna Symphony Jazz Project and the Austria Brass Connection.