Per Gade was born in Denmark (1944) and raised in Copenhagen by an artistic family whose descent can be traced to the composer bearing the same surname. He became the first trombone professor in Denmark!
Per Gade was interested in music and the other fine Arts in an early age. During his study at The Royal Academy of Music, his teacher Palmer Traulsen (soloist in the Royal Opera & Ballet) discovered his unique talent on trombone as well as teaching of all the brass instruments from trumpet to tuba, and on the highest possible level. Already then Per Gade gradually proved to be able to solve almost any embouchure problems for other bras players and to organize the fastest possible development for his own students on brass instruments.
MUSIC TRADITION ON THE TROMBONE AND OTHER BRASS INSTRUMENTS: Per Gade is representing a trombone tradition which goes back to some of the finest trombone players and teachers of the past, from Scandinavia (Thorkild Graae Jorgensen, Palmer Traulsen, Anton Hansen), from Germany (Paul Weschke, Robert Muller, Friedrich August Belcke, Karl Traugott Queisser), in France (Johannes Rochut), in England (Denis Wick), in USA, Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Jay Friedman and Arnold Jacobs) and in Russia (Vladislav Blazhevich).
Per Gade have had countless students on all the brass instruments. He have for a lifetime himself gradually studied all the famous methods and literature for brass instruments, all by the best and most famous brass players and teachers in the past, to compare systems, methods and results in developing great brass students on all instruments (trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone horn / euphonium, tuba).