Music on Mondays: Peter Steiner, trombone | Constanze Hochwartner, piano
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, Steiner was appointed Trombonist of the Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic for the 2016-2017 season. Steiner has since performed as guest trombonist with the Munich Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Steiner is a Performing Artist for the Thein Instrument Company and performs on his signature model "Bel Canto."
Constanze Hochwartner received her first piano lessons at the young age of three, before being accepted into a class for gifted students in 2005 at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. After graduating from high school, she switched her focus from piano to organ and started her studies in concert performance for organ with Univ. Prof. Ulrich Walther. Simultaneously, she studied instrumental and vocal pedagogy with an additional focus on piano and graduated in the Fall of 2017. In October 2017 she started her Master"s degree studying with Karin Tafeit (organ) at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.
In 2017, the two musicans began collaborating and formed the Duo Steiner-Hochwartner, performing internationally.