Johann Plank, born in Leoben, Austria in 1961, started learning the trumpet with Otto Pole and Prof. Fritz Mischlinger. From 1976 to 1982 he studied trumpet at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Prof. Hans Meister.
He performs in Austria and abroad as both a soloist and a chamber musician.
Since 2012 he has held the chair at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Prior to that, he taught at both the Zawinul music school in Gumpoldskirchen and the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna.
He has been principal trumpet with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1982.