Wolfgang Guggenberger was born in Sonthofen/Bavaria. He was 1st prize-winner at the federal competition „Jugend musiziert“ (Music by Young People) and won the “European Prize” of national contests. In 1978 he distinguished himself as a prize-winner at the renowned “Deutscher Musikwettbewerb” (German Musical Competition) in Bonn.
Numerous scholarships and cultural supportive prizes accompany the career of Wolfgang Guggenberger, who graduated with distinction from the Munich Richard-Strauss-Conservatory (teacher: Rolf Quinque) and the State College of Music Trossingen (teacher: Prof. Horst-Dieter Bolz). Intensive studies of two years duration in Chicago with Prof. Vincent Cichowicz, Adolph Herseth and Arnold Jacobs for him were forward-looking and formative in artistic terms.
From 1986 to 2005 he was full-time lecturer at the Richard-Strauss-Conservatory in Munich, where he also was the chairman of the brass and percussion department. In 2005 he was appointed Professor for Trumpet at the State College of Music in Trossingen.
As a member of the roll of selected artists of “German Music Council” Wolfgang Guggenberger played as a soloist with renowned German orchestras. As a soloist and lecturer Wolfgang Guggenberger toured many European countries, Georgia, Russia, Latvia, South East Asia as well as the USA and Mexico.
Besides many broadcast recordings Wolfgang Guggenberger released three CDs with solo- and chamber music. 2004 he published his Studies for 1 or 2 Trumpets “BASICS PLUS” (Rundel, Music Publications), which have become standard repertoire of brass pedagogy. www.basicsplus.info