Which one’s the new bass trombone?

Which one’s the new bass trombone?


norman lebrecht

September 06, 2022

Martha Eikemo Andersen from Norway today won the bass trombone audition for the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.


  • La plus belle voix says:

    Was there not a female trombonist in a German orchestra some time ago?

    • julie olbert says:

      yes, her name is Abbie Conant. She was fired by Celibidache because she wasn’t a man and when they hired her (for a brief period in Germany, auditions were behind a screen), they thought her name was Abraham. This was in the ’70’s.

      • La plus belle voix says:

        Ah, yes. Just googled it. It seems the conductor did not believe in her breathing technique and complained she always had a red face.

    • PHF says:

      Actually there are six or seven…

  • TNVol says:

    “Never make eye contact with the trombone section. It only encourages them” (attributed to several well known conductors)