MICHAEL Tat Michael Tat took his first musical steps in the Youth Wind Symphony Holzhausen, just outside of Leipzig, Germany. During this time, he took lessons from Matthias Wiedemann at the “Johann Sebastian Bach” Music School. Successful participation in competitions (1st and 2nd Prize at the “Jugend Musiziert” National Youth Competition), while still an undergraduate, Tat won an internship position in the Staatskapelle Halle. He later performed as a substitute/extra player in the Staatskapelle Dresden. Thus began a number of colorful experiences in many German orchestras. From 2006-2008 he served as Assistant Principal/3rd. Trombone in the Brandenburger Symphoniker. From 2005-2007 he was a member of the Gewandhaus Trombone Quartet “Opus 4”. As the founding member of the Sonus Posaunenquartett in the Theater Gera-Altenburg and the member of the highly competitive studio of Jörg Richter (Principal Trombone of Gewandhausorchester Leipzig), and as a student of the Music Conservatory “Felix-Mendelssohn-Bartholdy” in Leipzig, Tat’s work as a music educator in his own hometown is very heartfelt and personal. In 2013 the Music School “Leipziger Blechbude” was founded. Since 2016 Tat has served as Principal Trombone of the Sächsisches Bläserphilharmonie.