Among his recent successful activities Kurt values the most to be a winner of ITA Alto Competition in Columbus (GA, USA), 1st prize in the Chieri International Competitio in Italy, 1st prize and the title of „absolute winner“ in the 8th International Interpretative Brasswind competition in Brno, semifinal appearance in the Prague Spring International Music Competition, semifinal appearance in the International Music Competition Musica Porcia in Italy, participation in The European Union Youth Wind Orchestra, successful passing of the audition for The Czech Philharmonic’s Orchestral Academy and gaining the post of the principal trombonist in the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the fifth year of the studies at the music conservatory Kurt got accepted to Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno in the class of doc. Robert Kozánek. During his time at JAMU he was invited to perform with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra Zlín, Pirate Swing Band and brass band Brass 6. He also kept on taking part in various competitions and participated in the Masterclasses of Joseph Alessi and Zdislaw Stolarczyk.
At the Music Conservatory Kurt studied in the class of Mgr. Alois Mech. He participated in all available competitions and he didn’t have to wait long for the first success which came in the first year of his studies when he received the Honorable mention in the Competition of Music Conservatories of The Czech Republic. With his fellow students Kurt founded the brass quintet Fantasy Brass. They performed regularly at the concerts and even won some prizes in the international chamber music competitions. After some time he was invited to perform with the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, where he until recently regularly played as a guest trombonist. All this activities helped to form and develop the most important part of his studies at the music conservatory the soloist performance. The studies at The Pardubice Music Conservatory Kurt successfully completed with graduation concerts with piano accompaniment, String Orchestra Jesenik and The Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra.
Kurt Neubauer comes from Jeseník, a small town situated in the heart of the mountains, where he spent his childhood. Thanks to his family background he started to take the first musical steps at preschool age. His artistic carier started at the age of five when his parents enrolled him at the local music school. At the beginning he learned to play the piano and the recorder. At the age of nine he switched the instruments and started to play the trombone. At this time, of course, he had no idea it would one day become one the greatest passions of his life. For all that followed was mostly responsible his teacher František Mech, who immediately let him play in the Youth Brass Band and different chamber groups. Under his leadership Kurt also regularly participated in The Music Schools’ National Competition. In the year 2000 and 2001 he took part in the concert tour with Young Musician International Symphony Orchestra (Slovenia, Croatia and Italy) led by conductor and violin virtuoso Igor Coretti. Next year he applied to The Pardubice Music Conservatory and after he succesfully passed the entrance exams there was no doubt that his future was decided.