DIetmar Pester © Markenfotografie

Dietmar Pester

Deputy solo bass trombonist
in the orchestra since 1989

KV Dietmar Pester was born on 09.10.1959 as the fourth child into a musical family in Dresden. His mother sang a lot and his older siblings already played the piano and violin. In this environment and further trained by the Kurrende in the parish he developed his musical talent and began at the age of seven his first instrumental lessons at the folk music school "Paul Büttner" Dresden, in the subject violin with Mr. Korks, Staatskapelle Dresden. He found his instrument, the trombone, in 1970 when he changed to P.-G. Schmidt, trombonist of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. Already in 1972 he became an external student of the Special School of Music Dresden. Then in 1976, at the age of 16, he began studying at the "Carl Maria von Weber" College of Music in Dresden with Prof. P.-G. Schmidt, who led him to graduation. In addition to his orchestral studies, he also studied improvisation and big band playing with Günther Hörig and Günther Karpa. Dietmar Pester graduated in 1980 and was engaged as a solo bass trombonist at the "Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater" in Görlitz/Zittau. From 1984 to 1989 followed an engagement at the orchestra of the "Städtische Bühnen Magdeburg" as 2nd/3rd trombonist. During this time he was also a member of the "City Jazz Band Magdeburg" and gained his first experience as an instrumental teacher. Since 1989 Dietmar Pester is engaged as deputy solo bass trombonist and 2nd trombonist of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1991 he has been teaching at the Heinrich-Schütz-Konservatorium Dresden. In 1995 he was a founding member of the "Courtois Trombone Quartet Dresden". In 2000 he took over the direction of the trombone choir of the Stephanuskirche Dresden-Zschachwitz, where he successfully built up a young brass class. He has continued to pursue his "secret love", jazz, since 2003 as leader of the "Townpipe Bigband Heidenau".