Prof. Karl Trawöger, 1934-2021
(Image: MCS-edition)

The composer, arranger, conductor and music teacher Prof. Karl Trawöger, who was well-known far beyond the borders of Upper Austria, passed away on 13 February 2021 at the age of 87. Trawöger came from a well-known family of musicians and received his first lessons in violin and flute. From 1953 to 1959 he studied the flute at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, while working as an industrial clerk. This was followed by extensive activities in the field of chamber music, as well as church, orchestral and dance music. A special focus was on solo performances and brass band music, to which he was attached from his youth.

In 1964 the OKA-Werksmusik Linz was founded, which he led as conductor from the beginning until 1995. In 1988, he was awarded the professional title of “Professor” by the Federal President. In addition to numerous engagements as a lecturer at various music seminars, he also devoted himself intensively to composition and arranging for wind orchestra. Many of his works and arrangements have been published by my former publishing house MCS-edition, which since 2000 has been distributed by De Haske, now Hal Leonard Europe.

Hier eine worklist in memory of Prof. Karl Trawöger.