Born in Leoben, Austria
Member since 2014-09-01
First prizes at the youth music competition "Prima la Musica" (2011)
“For me as a second trumpet player, it is particularly important to fit in well and be able to integrate into the sound of the orchestra. In an orchestra such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, this means always being on the ball, always continuing to develop and never resting on your laurels.”
Florian Pichler’s musical career is rooted in the Austrian brass band tradition. Because the father played the trumpet, and he particularly liked the sound of the instrument as a child, it was natural for Florian Pichler himself to learn to play the trumpet. He began his training at the age of seven, and when he was eleven, he played in the brass band of his home town Gaishorn. While he still attended the music high school Oberschützen, he was a student of Franz Tösch at the University of the Arts Graz, and second trumpet with the ORF Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien. In 2012, Florian Pichler continued his studies at the Konservatorium Wien University under Johann Plank.
The musician, who won first prize in the Austrian youth music competition “Prima la Musica” in 2011, gained his first orchestral experiences with the orchestras of the Vienna State Opera, the Wiener Volksoper, the ORF Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien and the Grazer Philharmonische Orchester. In September 2014, at the age of only 18, Florian Pichler became a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, playing football, and fishing.