Analog film project with Yashaddai Owens on “Tammuz”, composition by swiss composer
Premiere of “Piece for Solo Basstrombone”, written for Maxine Troglauer by German composer Jonas Schoen-Philbert: Solo Piece for Basstrombone (2020) - Jonas Schoen-Philbert
Photo by: Yashaddai Owens
Already as a 6-year old girl, Maxine started taking trombone lessons with Joachim Tobschall at the Wiesbadener Musik- und Kunstschule.
At the age of 13, she founded a young trombone quartet, and this was the reasoning behind her switch to the basstrombone.
Ever since then she has dedicated herself to the literature of this instrument and is eager to incorporate the basstrombone as an equal chamber music partner and solo instrument to the canon of 20th and 21st century music.
In March 2017 she was awarded a scholarship in the „Deutscher Musikwettbewerb“ and was a member of the „Bundesauswahl Konzerte junger Kunstler (BAKJK)“ in the 2018/2019 season. This scholarship gives young musicians the opportunity to found new chamber music ensembles and present them all over Germany to a broad audience.
In 2014 she began studying with Christhard Gössling at the „Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule“ in Berlin and finished her bachelor degree at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover with Professor Jonas Bylund.
In August 2019 she moved to New York City to begin her Masters degree with the renowned Basstrombonist David Taylor at Manhattan School of Music. She is now part of the esteemed Contemporary Performance Program which is dedicated to preparing musicians to thrive as artists working on the forefront of contemporary classical music.
Even before her studies she has had multiple orchestral playing experiences, such as the „Landesjugendsinfonieorchester Hessen“ (2010-2012) and the „Bundesjugendorchester“ (National Youth Orchestra of Germany) from 2012-2014.
In the past years she has been playing as a temporary musician at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatstheater Wiesbaden and the Stadttheater Bremen.
For the season 2018/ 2019 she was given a temporary contract as Basstrombonist in the „Staatsoper Hannover“ (State Opera of Hannover).
From 2016 on she could pursue her enthusiasm for jazz music with playing in diverse big bands, such as the „Landesjugendjazzorchester Brandenburg“ under the direction of Jiggs Whigham and the „Bundesjazzorchester“ (National Jazz Orchestra). These bands led her to festivals such as the famous Rochester Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival and the Jazztage Leipzig.
In New York she has had the opportunity to work with artists such as the George Gee Swing Orchestra and the world-famous trumpeter John Faddis.
Since 2016 she additionally has an endorsement from the instrument company Lätzsch, located in Bremen, Germany and is a member of the International Lätzsch Quartet.