As the trombone began to sing... And the trombone certainly did sing, due to the tremendous artistry of the soloist Mike Svoboda (playing from memory!), whose heavenly smooth tone, combined with an unsurpassed dynamic and timbral flexibility, was stunning. (Schwetzinger Zeitung)
In his triple role as trombonist, composer, and educator, Mike Svoboda is among the most original musical personalities of our time. His work is always geared toward connecting with listeners and bridging the gap between the stage and audience, without betraying the music with gimmicks. He is consistently expanding his instrument’s repertoire and has premiered over 400 works to date. These include numerous trombone concertos, which he has performed with orchestras including the WDR Symphony Orchestra, Bochumer Symphoniker, SWR Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Bruckner Orchester Linz, and the Sinfonieorchester Basel, under conductors such as Stefan Asbury, Peter Rundel, Jonathan Nott, Ilan Volkov, and Dennis Russell Davies.