Peter Steiner & Constanze Hochwartner


Biography Peter Steiner & Constanze Hochwartner



Peter Steiner
Italian trombonist Peter Steiner’s playing has been described as “beautifully controlled with a vocal sound” and he is recognized around the world as “a new trombone star within his generation”, “playing with total control”.

At the age of 23, Peter Steiner was appointed Trombonist of the Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic for the 2016-2017 season. Prior to that engagement he served as Principal Trombonist with the Colorado Symphony for the 2014-2015 season. He has performed as guest trombonist with the Munich Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, New York Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

His 2018-2019 season involves extensive international travel and features over 100 performances, including a 3-month World Tour of the United States, Europe, Asia and South America with Constanze Hochwartner (piano/organ) as Duo Steiner-Hochwartner, as well as solo concerts with orchestras around the globe. Other highlights for this season include a 4-week tour in United States (February 2019), a CD release tour throughout Austria and Japan, and solo appearances at the Lille (France) Trombone Festival and International Trombone Festival (Indiana, USA).

Mr. Steiner has soloed with numerous ensembles around the world including the Orquestra Sinfõnica Brasileira in Rio de Janeiro and he has had the privilege of performing the world premiers of Eric Ewazen’s Visions of Light (Chamber Orchestra Version) and Gilles Rocha’s Fly or Die with Brass Band accompaniment. He has been featured in solo recitals during the 2016 and 2017 International Trombone Festival and the 2018 Wartburg Festival (Eisenach, Germany). He can be heard on his debut album, UNITED, which was released in January 2017 under the HELLOSTAGE Label, in collaboration with Hsiao-Ling Lin (piano) and Silver Ainomäe (cello). His second album, Sapphire will be released in 2019 in collaboration with Constanze Hochwartner (piano).

Mr. Steiner began his studies at the Music Conservatory in his hometown of Bolzano, Italy before continuing his study at The Mozarteum of Salzburg (Austria). In 2016 he graduated from The Juilliard School in New York City with a Performance Diploma. His major teachers and influences include Joseph Alessi, Warren Deck, Nitzan Haroz, and Dany Bonvin.

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