Bertold Stecher

Born in Schlanders/South-Tirol

Member since 2022-08-01

“The trumpet is a versatile instrument: with its radiant, brilliant sound, it can stand out from the other voices, but it can also blend well with the others in quiet, more intimate passages. As second trumpet, I ensure the homogeneous sound of the group and provide the tonal basis for the principal trumpet.”

Bertold Stecher grew up in South Tyrol, a region with a strong tradition of brass music, to which he felt connected from an early age. The bright sound of the trumpet fascinated him in particular, and so Bertold Stecher began to learn this instrument at the age of ten. Early successes at prestigious competitions encouraged him to study music. He received his training at the Vorarlberger Landeskonservatorium under Lothar Hilbrand and at the Mozarteum University under Hans Gensch. As a member of a number of youth orchestras, Bertold Stecher discovered how much fun it is to play in a symphony orchestra and he decided: “I want to do this forever!”

Bertold Stecher began his professional career in 2012 as principal trumpet in the Bolzano Haydn Orchestra and has made guest appearances in principal positions with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Orchestra of La Scala Milan, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, among others. In 2017, he became principal trumpet in the orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin, and from there moved to the position of second trumpet with the Berliner Philharmoniker in August 2022. In his free time, the musician enjoys skiing, hiking, sailing and playing tennis.