Mariss picks trombonist from a Linz garagemain
Lukas Gassner is 20 years old. Two years ago he was working as a car mechanic.
Lukas has just been named principal trombone of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, whose music director is Mariss Jansons.
Lukas, a student at the Bruckner University in his home town, Linz, only got into the local academy orchestra last year. But he was the standout performer at the Munich auditions and from September he’s going to be playing in what his teacher calls the Real Madrid of German orchestras.
photo: Volker Weihbold