Matthias Fischer is a native of Coburg. At the tender age of five, he took his first piano lessons, starting to study the trombone at nine, and then had his first organ lessons as a 12-year-old. After several prizes for both piano and trombone performance at the "Jugend musiziert" competition and after his membership in the Bavarian State Youth Orchestra Matthias Fischer studied at the Munich Music Academy with Dankwart Schmidt and Klaus Renk. After a six-year engagement as principal trombonist at the State Theatre on Gärtnerplatz, he switched in 1994 to a post as deputy principal trombonist with the Munich Philharmonic. Matthias Fischer is a member of Bob Ross?s ensemble "Blechschaden"