Paul Von Hoff

Paul Von Hoff is a trombonist and chamber music specialist who performs extensively on both historic and modern trombones. Paul is a founding member of the Gaudete Brass, a modern quintet founded in 2004 that has toured extensively, given masterclasses at schools such as Juilliard and Eastman, recorded four albums, most recently recording Chicago Moves and sevenfive for Cedille Records, and premiered over fifty new works. Paul is also a founding member of Rook, where he plays Baroque alto, tenor and bass trombones and Renaissance slide trumpet. Rook can be heard on its album eleven, featuring the rare instrumental combination of violin, bass violin, harpsichord and trombone. Paul has performed with Piffaro and Bella Voce, and recorded with Three Notch’d Road and The Wayward Sisters. His work on the Renaissance slide trumpet has been featured on the video podcast Rare and Strange Musical Instruments. Outside of music, Paul enjoys exploring the speculative and fantastical worlds of Middle Earth, Narnia, Faerûn, Lankhmar, the Four Corners, and the Oasis. He also has a passion for exploring and enjoying good wine with his wife. Together, they are ranked in the top 100 amateur wine reviewers in America on the online wine community Vivino.


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