Franz Comforter

Franz Tröster comes from Transylvania and studied trumpet there in Cluj-Napoca as an artistic major. Already during his studies he played as a solo trumpet player at the State Opera in Cluj-Napoca and afterwards also at the State Philharmonic Orchestra. After moving to West Germany, he played for years at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern and in 1990 became 1st flugelhorn player with Ernst Mosch and the Egerländer Musikanten.

His incomparable stylistic variety opened the doors for him for numerous engagements as a soloist with philharmonic orchestras, wind orchestras and big bands.

Other highlights include concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall, performances at the Castellanza Festival in Italy and numerous productions for studio & television.

Since 1990 he has been a teacher for trumpet & flugelhorn at the Pforzheim Music School and conductor of the local Symphonic Wind Orchestra.

Flugelhorn player of the Egerländer Musikanten

1982-1986 studies at the Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca with diploma in the artistic subject trumpet professional experience orchestra musician-

1983-1984 during my studies solo trumpet player at the Cluj-Napoca State Opera and-

1984-1986 solo trumpet player at the Cluj-Napoca State Philharmonic Orchestra-

1986-1988 principal trumpet at the Cluj-Napoca State Philharmonic Orchestra-

1989 temporary contract at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern-

1990-1999 1st flugelhorn player with Ernst Mosch and the Egerländer Musikanten-

since 1999 1st flugelhorn player in the same orchestra under the direction of Ernst Hutter-

Experiences as trumpet player in different dance big bands among others HR-Musikanten under Hans-Reiner Schmidt –

1st trumpet player in the brass quintet “Intakt”.soloist- numerous solo performances with various philharmonic orchestras, chamber orchestras as well as brass orchestras in Germany and abroad (Romania, USA, Hungary, France, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Spain etc.)-.

numerous concerts as soloist trumpet and organHighlights- Concert at Carnegie Hall New York-

concert trumpet & organ, music festival in Castellanza/Milan ItalyCompetitions-

1st national prize winner as soloist at the Youth Music Competition 1979, 1981 and 1984-.

1984 successful participation in an international trumpet competition in BudapestStudio musician-

numerous TV, video and CD productions (SWR, HR, ZDF, ARD, Tonstudio Bauer, StudioÂ’80, Studio 2000, etc.)

Pedagogical activities- since January 1990 teacher for trumpet and conductor of the SymphSonic Wind Orchestra of the Youth Music School Pforzheim.?

Lecturer for trumpet and flugelhorn at wind seminars- Guest lecturer at workshops for wind orchestras- Conductor of wind orchestras