Trumpet

Thomas Portmann

Member since 1988

Biography

During his time at teacher training college he acquired basic musical experience in various fields, playing for instance in a big band and various wind ensembles. Later, Thomas Portmann studied at the Lucerne School of Music and gained his Teaching Diploma with distinction.

Trumpet player Thomas Portmann grew up in Escholzmatt, graduating first as a primary school teacher from the teacher training college in Hitzkirch.

During his time at teacher training college he acquired basic musical experience in various fields, playing for instance in a big band and various wind ensembles. Later, Thomas Portmann studied at the Lucerne School of Music and gained his Teaching Diploma with distinction.

Thomas Portmann was appointed trumpeter of the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester in 1988. Since then the orchestra has developed into an ensemble of international repute. For 16 years he was a member of the audition commission.

His commitment to teaching the basics of music and passing on his knowledge to young musicians is of great importance to him. He currently teaches at the Seetal Cantonal School. In the field of chamber music he has championed the trumpet for many years, expanding the standard repertoire with many of his own arrangements.

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