Classical music, jazz, contemporary music—for Maxine Troglauer, these are not genres that can be easily separated from one another. They are organically interconnected resonance spaces that give the German bass trombonist the opportunity for a self-confident dialogue with the past. Maxine graduated with a master’s degree in Contemporary Performance from the Manhattan School of Mujsic in 2021, where she studied bass trombone with Dave Taylor. A year later was Finalist in the Young Concert Artist Trust auditions (London) and was named winner of The Ritter Prize, awarded each year by the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation (Germany) for outstanding achivements by musicians. Her broad range of experience across musical genres has created a foundation for diverse portfolio randing from productions for NDR, BR, Deutsche Oper Berlin and the jazz label ECM, to solo concerts with orchestras, feminist musicals and TikTok operas.