At the age of 23, Italian trombonist Peter Steiner was awarded with a one year contract as trombonist of the Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic for the 2016-2017 season. His most recent solo performance took place at the International Trombone Festival 2016 featuring Mr. Steiner at the concert of the Juilliard Trombone Choir. On the international stage, he is the second prize winner of the 2015 SliderAsia Tenor Trombone Competition in Hong Kong. In 2014, he was a Finalist in three competitions held by the International Trombone Association, including the Lewis van Haney-Tenor Trombone Orchestral Excerpt Competition, the Frank Smith-Tenor Trombone Competition and the Robert Marsteller-Tenor Trombone Competition.
In addition to the Vienna State Opera/Vienna Philharmonic, Mr. Steiner was Principal Trombonist with the Colorado Symphony for the 2014-2015 season and performed as guest Principal Trombone of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, he was Assistant Principal for Joseph Alessi at a benefit concert with musicians from the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
A strong advocate for chamber music playing, Peter has appeared as a guest artist with the European Brass Ensemble. In 2012, he toured Japan with the Gomalan Brass Quintet. Steiner can be heard on the 2012 "Inspiration" recording as a soloist with the local wind band of Bolzano (Italy) in Bert Appermont's 'Colors'.
In collaboration with Mr. Joseph Alessi, Mr. Steiner soloed with Symphonic Winds (Italy). He was also a featured soloist with the Austrian Youth Brass Band at the European Brass Band Championship 2010 in Linz (Austria). Other solo performances have taken him to the North American, European, and Asian continents.
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 the Year 2016 he graduated from The Juilliard School in New York City with the “Diploma”. His major teachers and influences include Joseph Alessi, Warren Deck, Dany Bonvin, and Lito Fontana.
Mr. Steiner is a Performing Artist for the Thein Instrument Company.