Biography

Hansjörg Fink was born in 1969 in Aalen, Germany and began playing the piano and trumpet at an early age. He had his first trombone lessons as a member of the Sinfonisches Jugendblasorchester Aalen and he was soon playing in the Städtisches Sinfonieorchester Aalen, in several regional and national chamber music ensembles and big bands, e.g. the Landesjugendjazzorchester Baden Württemberg.
His studies with Paul Schreckenberger (classical trombone), Bobby Burgess (lead- and jazz trombone) and Klaus Wagenleiter (harmony, arranging and composition) provided an excellent and thorough musical foundation that encompassed a wide range of musical styles. After his graduation, he fulfilled his military service as a trombonist with the Heeresmusikkorps 9 in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt and he also became  a member of the Bundesjazzorchester conducted by Peter Herbolzheimer.
Hansjörg studied trombone (jazz and popular music) with Bart and Erik van Lier at the Amsterdam School of the Arts in Hilversum, the Netherlands and classical trombone with Ben van Dijk.

Hansjörg Fink and his family currently live near Düsseldorf (Germany). Hansjörg maintains a busy schedule as a recording and performing artist and can be heard frequently in concerts, on CD recordings as well as on radio- and television programmes, performing with the finest European Ensembles including the Dutch Jazz Orchestra (Holland), the WDR Big Band (Cologne), the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and the Metropole Orkest (the Netherlands).
As leadtrombonist, section player and soloist, he has mastered a wide range of musical styles and settings Hansjörg is equally at home in big bands, musical- and theatre productions, pop bands, major jazz festivals as well as in symphony orchestras, chamber music ensembles or as a featured soloist.
Since 1996, Hansjörg Fink is solo trombonist of the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and is frequently on tour.
Hansjörg Fink has performed on all continents and in the most fascinating cities in the world, far beyond the European borders – from Paris, Monaco, Moscow to New York, Cape Town, Tokyo, Bombay or Dubai.
Hansjörg Fink can be listened on more than 60 CDs (2013). Since 2011 Hansjörg Fink has been teaching jazz trombone and ensembles at the Hochschule für Musik in Weimar. As lecturer in big band and trombone he regularly gives jazz workshops.

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