Austrian folk music was certainly not part of his background, as he was born in Budapest. He spent some time in Poland before finally settling in Vienna, where he plays trombone in four languages. One of the group’s favourite games is to put some really difficult music on his stand and see if he can play it. And he can! His technical skills on the instrument takes one’s breath away. And bets have been placed as to when and how something will be written that he cannot master. The higher the line goes, the better, the lower it goes too. It just can not be fast enough that he can not play it.