Hubert Pilstl was born in 1969 in Passau. At the age of 12 he began studying horn with Michael Pringsheim (solo hornist at the Southeast Bavarian Städtebundtheater in Passau). At the age of 17, he began his studies at the Munich Music Academy with Siegfried Hammer. At the same time he joined the Bavarian State Youth Orchestra. In 1988 he became a member of the Federal Student Orchestra, and a short time later he was engaged by the Hessian State Theatre in Wiesbaden. In 1990 he became utility hornist with the Munich Philharmonic. Since 1997, he has also been a member of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra. Hubert Pilstl is also active at home and abroad with the brass ensemble Bach, Blech & Blues.