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The famous Maurice André once replied during a TV interview to the question as to who was the best trumpet player ranking right after himself:
"I am being followed by many, but I had a single predecessor, Adolf Scherbaum, to whom I owe it all - it was his playing that set the standard and shaped my style".
The 'Time', dated 6.7.1962, wrote about Prof. Scherbaum: " ...perhaps the best classical trumpeter in Europe".
For a long time he was undisputedly Germany’s number 1 star trumpet player.
Adolph Sylvester ("Bud") Herseth (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) admires him too: "... he was the first to really go into the Baroque high trumpet playing in a big way - a very exciting player."

This WebSite has been dedicated in gratitude by his former student Josef Bayer.