Michael Tröster started his artistic education with Gerhard Vogt and went on studying at the academies of music in Frankfurt, Würzburg and Basle with Professor Heinz Teuchert, Dieter Kirsch and Konrad Ragossnig, and later on with Prof. Siegfried Behrend.

As a soloist as well as a chamber musician he has been very successful and won numerous awards at international contests (e.g. Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, Villa-Lobos-Contest Milano). Concert tours led him through literal the whole world. More than 50 CD‑productions show his artistic spectrum, among them the complete recording of the works of Heitor Villa-Lobos and Miguel Llobet, the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo, beyond it numerous first recordings.

In 1997 he received the award Echo Classic as musician of the year for his Solo-CD El Decameron Negro as the first German guitarist, in 1998 this prize was followed by the French prize Diapason d'or. Besides his artistic career, Michael Tröster is leading a guitar class at the Academy of Music in Kassel (Germany) and he is much sought after as a visiting professor in Germany as well as elsewhere in the world.

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Festival Concert • Friday, 09.25.2015
Master Class • Sunday, 09.27.2015