Sascha Hois, principal trombone
Sascha Hois, born in Voitsberg, Austria in 1986, began learning the trombone with Siegfried Hoefler at Voitsberg music school. From 2001 to 2004 he received instruction from Prof. Josef Steinacher at the Johann-Josef Fux Conservatory in Graz, before going on to do a foundation course with Prof. Thomas Eibinger at Graz University of the Arts. From 2005 to 2013 he took a master’s degree with Prof. Eibinger at the same University. He also attended master classes given by Ian Leslie Bousfield, Olaf Krumpfer, Dany Bonvin, Joseph Alessi and Stefan Schulz.
He has played as a substitute with the Tonkünstler Orchestra, the Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester, the Marburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the orchestras of the Vienna Volksoper and the Vienna State Opera. He was principal trombone with the Netherlands Orchestra Academy (NJO), the Central European Youth Orchestra (CEYO) and the Franz Lehár-Orchester Bad Ischl.
He plays in numerous ensembles including the Brass Band Oberösterreich, the ensembles “die reihe”, The Great 8, Kontrapunkte, Zugfett, the Grazer Salonorchester and the Austrian Brass Band.
He has also appeared as a soloist with various orchestras and ensembles.
In 2015 he was chosen as principal trombone in the Brass Band of the Year.
From 2011 to 2013 Sascha Hois taught at the Franz Schober mobile private music school in southern Styria and at “Camp Styria”. Today he regularly takes classes for brass bands and gives private lessons, for instance to prepare students for auditions.
He has been principal trombone with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2013.