Anthony Plogue & Branimir Sloker & Katharina Kegler

A rich trio with flexibility and tolerance that goes beyond the resonance of brass.

Anthony Ploeg [trumpet/USA]

He began playing the trumpet under the guidance of his father, and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1969 with a music diploma. After serving as principal player of the Utah Symphony, he served as principal player of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra in Sweden. He has recorded many great performances on numerous records, and has also composed many unique pieces, which have been performed on many occasions. Currently a professor at the Freiburg University of Music, he has performed successfully in concerts throughout Europe and America, and is actively composing for wind instruments.

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Blaminir Sloker [Trombone/Slovenia]

Born in Maribor, Slovenia, he first picked up the trombone there. After winning the 7th Yugoslav Music Competition in Zagreb, he decided to pursue a career as a musician. After graduating with honors from the Ljubljana College of Music in 1969, he went on to the Conservatoire National in Paris, where he graduated at the top of his class in a short period of one year. In 1974, he won numerous awards, including the 23rd Munich International Music Competition. He was active as a solo trombonist in famous orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and his extraordinary musicality attracted much attention. In addition to teaching at the Bern Academy of Music for many years and currently serving as a professor at the Freiburg Academy of Music, he is active as a solo artist throughout Europe, America, and Asia, and is also a juror at international competitions in Munich and Geneva. Through numerous CD recordings, radio and TV appearances, he has received high acclaim around the world as a leading musician in the trombone world.

Katharina Kegler [piano/Germany]

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