Born in 1982, into an Israeli family living in Rotterdam, Holland. He began playing the trombone at the age of 13 under the tutelage of his grandfather, a former trombonist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Tomer enrolled as a student at the Rotterdam Codarts University and was later accepted into the Staatskapelle Berlin Akademie and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, where he had the chance to work under the guidance of maestro Daniel Barenboim. Tomer continued his formal studies with Andreas Klein, Rainer Vogt and Prof.Stefan Schulz and graduated with a Masters degrees from the UdK Berlin in 2013.
Since 2012 Tomer serves as the bass-trombone player of the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin. He is often asked to perform as a guest-trombonist with leading orchestras, such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Lucerne Festival, Staatskapelle Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Boston Symphony and more.
A proud “Yamaha Artist” since 2018, Tomer Maschkowski is also a member of various brass ensembles, such as the International Trombone Ensemble , the Berlin Trombone Quarter, and the Trombone Unit Hannover, with whom he received the 1st prize at the 2011 Deutsche Musikwettbewerb. In addition, Tomer frequently guests at the Berliner Philharmoniker Brass Ensemble as well as at the Lucerne Festival Brass ensemble
Apart from music, Tomer’s passions lie in the sphere of performance, dance, and acting, which culminated in the multi-media performance “NO-MAD”, along with the dancer and choreographer Oren Lazovski, premiered in 2016 at the Radialsystem in Berlin. In his recent project, “Sliding thru the Opera”, Tomer joins forces with fellow trombonist Lars Karlin and pianist Ohad Ben-Ari. The show features opera hits arranged for trombone, bass trombone and piano and is set to premiere at the Berlin Philharmonie next season.