Roberto de la Guia

is the Principal Trombonist of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and a former member of the “Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker.” He won the Third Prize at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich 2022, the Third Prize at the Concorso Internazionale “Città di Porcia” in Pordenone 2023, and the First Prize at the Michel Becquet International Trombone Competition in Luxembourg 2023.

Roberto was born in 1995 in Albacete, Spain. He began studying the trombone at the age of 8 at the Real Conservatorio de Música y Danza de Albacete under the guidance of Miguel Antonio Gonzalez. In 2017, he received a scholarship from the Brass Academy Alicante. He graduated in 2018 from the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla La Mancha in Albacete. During his bachelor’s degree, he participated in the Erasmus Exchange Programme with Fabrice Millischer at the Freiburg Musikhochschule, where he was awarded the Helene-Rosenberg-Stiftung. From 2019, he pursued his master’s degree at the Freiburg Musikhochschule and graduated in 2023 under Fabrice Millischer’s mentorship.

From 2018 to 2021, Roberto worked as a member of the Spanish Military Wind Orchestra. From 2022 to 2023, he served as the Principal Trombonist with the Wuppertal Sinfonieorchester, and since 2023, he has held the same position with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. In addition to his regular concerts with the orchestra, he frequently performs as a guest solo trombonist with orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Spanish Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, or Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra. Moreover, he is often invited to perform as a soloist at festivals such as the Numskull Brass Festival, the Festival Internacional de Música de Valencia or the Rheingau Musik Festival.

Roberto is also a prize winner of the IPV International Trombone Competition Saarbrucken (2020) and the International Aeolus Competition Düsseldorf (2023).

He was fortunate enough to be a member of the Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker from 2021 until 2022, under the mentorship of Thomas Leyendecker, enabling him to perform with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and collaborate with conductors such as Oksana Lyniv, Tugan Sokhiev, Matthias Pintscher, Adam Fischer, or Zubin Mehta, among others.

Additionally, he gained valuable orchestral experience as a member of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Extremadura Youth Orchestra, or Castilla La Mancha Youth Orchestra.