OTJ Authors

Heinz Fadle

The late Heinz Fadle was Professor for trombone at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Germany. His publications include "Looking for the Natural Way" (Piccolo-Verlag 1996), "Musizieren" (Verlag Die Blaue Eule 1999) and articles on instrumental techniques, teaching and learning.

He was founder/president of IPV (Internationale Posaunenvereinigung) in Germany and served as President of ITA (International Trombone Association) 1996-98. His international invitations as teacher/lecturerer led him to USA, Russia, Kazachstan, Gr. Britain, Hungary. He hosted the 1st Posaunensymposium in Germany and the 21st ITW (International Trombone Workshop) in Detmold.

Internationally, he served on competition juries such as Prague Spring, Prestiges des Cuivres, Toulon and Markneukirchen. For 22 years he was first chair of the Philharmonic States Orchestra Hamburg, member of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and guested with renowned orchestras e.g. Berliner Philharmoniker, Radio Sinfonie Hamburg, Münchner Staatsoper, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin.

In 2000 he received the prestigious ITA Award and became contributor to the Oxford University Press publication "The Science and Psychology of Music Performance: Creative Strategies for Teaching and Learning" by R. Parncutt & G.E. McPherson.

OTJ Articles


Orchestral Excerpts for the Tenor Trombonist: Mahler Symphony No. 3

September 01, 1998
After having studied this symphony with my teacher Professor Willy Walther, who had performed it very successfully with the Berlin Philharmonic under the late Sergiu Celibache, and having performed it more than 30 times myself, I have very strong convictions about this wonderful music. These convictions have quite naturally developed and changed over the years.