Tomer Maschkowski was born in 1982, into an Israeli family living in Rotterdam, Holland. He began playing the trombone at the age of 13 under the tutelage of his grandfather, a former trombonist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Tomer enrolled as a student at the Rotterdam Codarts University and was later accepted into the Staatskapelle Berlin Akademie and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, where he had the chance to work under the guidance of maestro Daniel Barenboim. Tomer continued his formal studies with Andreas Klein, Rainer Vogt and Prof.Stefan Schulz and graduated with a Masters degrees from the UdK Berlin in 2013.
He is often asked to perform as a guest-trombonist with leading orchestras, such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Lucerne Festival, Staatskapelle Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Boston Symphony.
Since 2012, he has been bassist of the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester in Berlin and is also a member of various ensembles, such as the International Trombone Ensemble, the Berlin Trombone Quartet and the Trombone Unit Hannover, with which he received the first prize at the Deutsche Musikwettbewerb in 2011.
In his recent project, “Sliding through the Opera”, Tomer Maschkowski has collaborated with trombonist Lars Karlin and pianist Ohad Ben-Ari. The show features adapted opera hits for trombone, bass trombone and piano and premiered at the Berlin Philharmonic in the 19-20 season.