Trombone Unit Hannover

Artist photo of Trombone Unit Hannover - Trombone Ensemble

Frederic Belli, Mateusz Dwulecki, Karol Gajda, Lars Karlin, Angelos Kritikos, Tomer Maschkowski, Tobias Schiessler, Mateusz Sczendzina, Michael Zühl

Trombone Unit Hannover was formed on the occasion of the 2008 German Music Competition and consists of nine young trombonists who studied at the Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media. The ensemble members play in such leading German orchestras as the Bamberger Symphoniker, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Symphoniker Hamburg, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Staatsoper Hannover, and SWR Symphonieorchester.

The artists’ biographies also include awards at national and international competitions, such as the ARD International Music Competition, Conn-Lindberg Competition, International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen, Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments, Prague Spring Competition, Ernest Bloch Music Competition, and International Trombone Association Competition.

Jonas Bylund, the musicians’ long-time and current mentor, places particular emphasis on ensemble playing in chamber music formations. Whether as a quartet, sextet, or octet, the musicians have all drawn on Bylund’s wealth of experience far beyond the classroom. The founding of Trombone Unit Hannover can thus be seen as the logical consequence of many years of chamber music work at the university.

The members’ love of music and mutual friendship played a decisive role in the creation of the ensemble, which appeared before the public for the first time at the 2008 German Music Competition. For their outstanding achievement in this competition, they received a scholarship from the German Music Council and have since performed at Germany’s National Concert of Young Musicians. In 2011 the ensemble participated once again in the German Music Competition, where it won over the jury and emerged as the first-ever trombone ensemble to win the competition in its thirty-six-year history.

Since its founding, Trombone Unit Hannover has performed concerts in Germany and abroad, with engagements at such major festivals as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Kissinger Winterzauber, Deutschlandradio’s Raderberg Concerts in Cologne, the Musik.Zeit.Geschehen series at the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin, and the Festival of the International Trombone Association in Århus, Denmark. In December 2011 they made a guest appearance at the Virtuosi Festival in Recife, Brazil, where they gave three highly-acclaimed concerts, including one with trombone legend Christian Lindberg. The ensemble’s first Asian
tour followed in autumn 2017.

The trombone still receives little attention outside the orchestra, but with their love of music, artistic expression, professional dedication, and not least their authenticity, the nine ensemble members are well on their way to bringing the trombone as a chamber music instrument more into the focus of public attention. As a testament to this intention, they have already performed commissioned works by Daniel Schnyder, Jan Glembotzki, and Ricardo Mollá.

Particularly noteworthy was the world premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’s Octet at the Basel Cathedral in September 2015, together with subsequent performances at the 2015 Donaueschingen Festival and 2016 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival—two leading festivals in the field of new music.

Along with expanding the repertoire with new compositions, adapting already-existing works is one of the Trombone Unit’s main objectives. This is due in no small part to the presence of Lars Karlin, the ideal arranger who, in his work for the ensemble, contributes to a new way of perceiving the trombone as a chamber music instrument.

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Trombone Unit Hannover

CD album cover 'Living on the Edge' (GEN 17481) with Trombone Unit Hannover, Gäste/guests:, Yuval Wolfson ...

Living on the Edge

Werke von Georg Friedrich Händel, by George Frideric Handel, Sergei Prokofjew und Modest Mussorgski

Trombone Unit Hannover Trombone Ensemble
Yuval Wolfson Bass trombone
Martin Hennecke Percussion
Dominik Minsch Percussion
Johannes Walter Percussion

GEN 17481  –  3.11.2017

CD album cover 'A Swedish Trombone Wilderness / Lars Karlin – Posaune' (GEN 15337) with Lars Karlin ...

A Swedish Trombone Wilderness / Lars Karlin – Posaune

Werke von Hillborg, Larsson, Lindberg, Staern, Rabe, Alfvén & Pöntinen

Lars Karlin Trombone
Katarzyna Wieczorek Piano
Trombone Unit Hannover Trombone Ensemble

GEN 15337  –  6.2.2015

CD album cover 'In Good Company / Rubén Durá de Lamo - Tuba' (GEN 15336) with Rubén Durá de Lamo ...

In Good Company / Rubén Durá de Lamo - Tuba

Werke von C. Danielsson, A. Russell, H. Tomasi, W. Penn, M. Gaathaug

Rubén Durá de Lamo Tuba
Ensemble Schwerpunkt
Yuval Wolfson Bass trombone
Kervin Guarapana Horn
Weimarer Bläserquintett
Trombone Unit Hannover Trombone Ensemble
Sabrina Ma Percussion

GEN 15336  –  7.1.2015

CD album cover 'Trombone Unit Hannover - Full Power' (GEN 13270) with Trombone Unit Hannover

Trombone Unit Hannover - Full Power

Werke von D. Schnyder, S. Apon, C. Lindberg, D. Bourgeois und F. Rabe

Trombone Unit Hannover Trombone Ensemble

GEN 13270  –  2.4.2013

CD album cover 'Frederic Belli: Posaune' (GEN 11188 ) with Frederic Belli ...

Frederic Belli: Posaune

Werke von Berio, Rota, Martin, Rabe, Delerue

Frederic Belli Trombone
SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
Sylvain Cambreling Conductor
Trombone Unit Hannover Trombone Ensemble
Pablo Heras Casado Conductor

GEN 11188  –  14.1.2011