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Trombone Academy under the artistic direction of Michael Zühl

When and where

2 – 7 September 2019, University of Music Saarland


Artistic Direction and Teachers

Artistic Direction

Michael Zühl

Trombone Unit Hannover ... Michael Zühl attended the music gymnasium "Schloss Belvedere" Weimar and won twice in a row the first prize at the federal competition "Jugend musiziert".
In 2000 he was awarded the scholarship of the Thuringian Ministry of Culture.
In 2006/07 he was principal trombonist of the Komische Oper Berlin and in 2008 of the Jena Philharmonic.
He was a scholarship holder of the Thuringian Orchestra Academy and in 2009/10 member of the Staatskapelle Weimar.
In the season 2010/11 and 11/12 he was solo trombonist in the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne.
After an 8-month intermezzo at the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, he has been the solo trombonist of the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern since the beginning of the 2014/15 season.

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Prof. Guilhelm Kusnierek

Trombone Unit Hannover



Frederic Belli

Trombone Unit Hannover



Mateusz Swulecki

Trombone Unit Hannover
Foto: J. Konrad Schmidt


Program and work schedule of the week

Program Trombone Academy

D. Bourgeois – Scherzo Funebre
P. Dukas – Fanfare „La Peri”
G. Jacob – Trombone Octet
und andere Werke
sowie in Kooperation mit der Dirigenten- und Chorakademie:
G. Gabrieli – Omnes gentes, plaudite manibus (evtl. in historisch-informierter Aufführungspraxis)
W. Rihm – Nachtwach

Trombones and choral singers have one thing in common: they usually do not appear individually. The trombone academy takes this circumstance into account and places chamber music at the center of the academy week. In addition to the development of various key works of trombone ensemble literature, several works for choir and trombone are rehearsed in collaboration with the Conductors and Choral Academy, which is led by Prof. Georg Grün.

  • Daily private lessons with one of the instructors
  • Study of key works of trombone quartet literature
  • Daily rehearsals in the large trombone ensemble and trombone octet
  • Development of the above mentioned works for choir and trombones
  • Large final concert together with the Conductors and Choral Academy with recording by the Saarländische Rundfunk
  • If interested, lessons on historical instruments


Target group

The Trumpet Academy is aimed at:

  • Students in trombone or baroque trombone who want to get closer to the goal of a professional trombonist career through intensive work in the field of chamber music
  • Young trombonists with ambitions for a university degree in trombone or baroque trombone
  • Already existing trombone ensembles (trio to octet), who would like to benefit from the many years of experience of the “Trombone Unit Hannover” lecturers


Application procedure

Completed application form (web form) – link

  • Tabular CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • For individual applications: Current video recording with a solo performance as a soloist (maximum 10 minutes, two pieces from different eras)
  • For ensembles: Current video recording with a performance of the ensemble (maximum 10 minutes, two pieces from different eras)

Complete application documents should be uploaded here

Application deadline: 31 Mai 2019


Selection of participants

The faculty of the trombone academy will select among the applicants up to 24 trombonists. Applications from existing ensembles are preferably selected.

After the selection of the participants by the artistic director, the applicants will be notified in writing.

Active participants:

The active participants will receive a letter of invitation together with two forms for image and music rights as well as a form for participation confirmation. All three must be completed and signed back within the specified time limit. The enrollment is binding after transfer of the enrollment fee due for the respective academy (see below).

Passive participants:

There is also the possibility of passive participation in the Trumpet Academy. This must be stated in the application form. Passive participants will receive a form for participation confirmation. This must be completed and signed back within the specified period. The enrollment is binding after transfer of the enrollment fee due for the respective academy (see below).



For the active and passive participants, only administrative costs of 75, – € will be charged (the amount includes the cost of a daily hot lunch for the entire duration of the Academy). All other costs will be covered by the Peter and Luise Hager Foundation and the ME Saar Foundation


If you have any questions, please contact

Mauro Barbierato

Short summary

Application deadline
30 May 2019

Contact information
If you have any questions, please contact:

Mauro Barbierato