Music Director

  • Valery Gergiev

    Born in Moscow, Valery Gergiev initially studied conducting under Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. While still a student, he won the Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in Berlin. In 1978, aged 24, Valery Gergiev became assistant...

Conductor Laureate

  • Zubin Mehta

    Zubin Mehta was born in 1936 in Bombay and received his first musical education under his father’s Mehli Mehta’s guidance who was a noted concert violinist and the founder of the Bombay Symphony Orchestra. After a short period of pre-medical studies...

1st Violins

  • Sreten Krstič, Concertmaster

    A member of the Munich Philharmonic since 1980 (as principal concert master since 1982), Sreten Krstič was born in 1953 in Belgrade. He began playing the violin at the age of seven and completed his studies fourteen years later in Belgrade with Prof....

  • Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici, Concertmaster

    Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici completed his violin studies with Stefan Gheorghiu; after finishing his studies, he moved with his family to Israel. Before becoming principal concert master of the Munich Philharmonic in 1992, he held the same position...

  • Julian Shevlin, Concertmaster

    Born in 1967 in England, Julian Shevlin took his first violin lessons at the age of seven. At eleven, he made his first appearance at the "Proms" in London's Royal Albert Hall. In 1980 he débuted as soloist in the Bruch concerto in Manchester. In...

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  • Odette Couch, Associate Concertmaster

    Odette Couch began studying the violin at the age of seven. At eleven she was accepted as a junior student at the Amsterdam Music Academy. Starting in 1985, she continued her studies in Baltimore and New York. She was first a pupil and then an...

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  • Claudia Sutil
  • Philip Middleman

    Born in 1955 in the United States, Philip Middleman began studying the violin at the age of eight with Frank Costanzo, a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He later studied with Paul Kling at the University of Louisville and concluded his studies...

  • Nenad Daleore

    Nenad Daleore was born in 1957 in Belgrade. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory and after that in Belgrade. He won several prizes at national music competitions. In 1980 he won second prize in the international "Jeunesses Musicales" competition,...

  • Peter Becher
  • Regina Matthes

    Receiving her first violin lessons at the age of seven, Dresden-born Regina Matthes became a junior student of Prof Reinhard Ulbrichts. From 1978 she was a student at the Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber” in Dresden while gaining further...

  • Wolfram Lohschütz

    Wolfram Lohschütz was born in Bad Kissingen and received his first violin lessons at the age of five. At the tender age of seven, he was already a student of Gerd Hoelscher at the Music Academy in Würzburg. He won several first prizes from the...

  • Martin Manz

    Martin Manz was born in 1958 in Augsburg. At the age of five he began taking violin lessons from Helmut Haug, who recognized his musical talent very early and furthered his progress until he was accepted in Rudolf Koeckert's master class in 1974. His...

  • Céline Vaudé

    Céline Vaudé was born in Reims, France, and took her first lessons at the age of four. She studied at the Conservatoire National de Région de Reims, (winning the "Prix de violon et de sonate" by a unanimous vote, among other accolades), continuing on...

  • Yusi Chen

    Born in China, Yusi Chen began playing the violin at the age of 6. When he was just 14, he was accepted for study with Russian violinist Evgeny Mikhailovich at the Music Gymnasium , In 2001 he continued his studies with Eberhard Feltz at the Hanns...

  • Iason Keramidis

    Iason Keramidis was born in Kavala, Greece in 1985. Receiving lessons from Prof Stelios Kafantaris aged 13, he studied at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart with Prof Ingolf Turban from 2003 and later at the State...

  • Florentine Lenz

    Florentine Lenz received her first violin tuition at the age of four from Tor Song Tan at the Westfälische Schule für Musik Münster. Aged eleven she became a pupil of Martin Dehning who, a year later, accepted her as junior student into his class at...

  • Vladimir Tolpygo

    Vladimir Tolpygo was born in Moscow in 1988. Having received his first violin tuition aged four from Sergei Fatkulin, he emigrated to Portugal a year later, where his parents continued to teach him the violin.

    From 2001 to 2007, he attended the...

  • Georg Pfirsch

    Georg Pfirsch (born 1989 in Munich) began his music education at the age of six years. As a student of former Munich Philharmonic Jorge Sutil, he was, from 2006, also tutored by Igor Ozim. Following his acceptance as young student at the Mozarteum in...

  • Ingrid Friedrich*
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2nd Violins

  • Simon Fordham, Principal

    Born in Melbourne, Australia, Simon Fordham studied violin at the renowned Victorian College of Arts in his home town as well as at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. Beginning his career as orchestra musician at the Deutsche...

  • Alexander Möck, Principal

    Alexander Maria Möck was born in 1969 in Lauingen on the Danube. At the age of six, he started instruction with Aurelian Minculescu, who taught him the basics of violin playing and to whom he owes several prizes from the "Jugend musiziert"...

  • IIona Cudek, Associate Principal

    Ilona Cudek was born in 1967 in Gliwice, Poland. At the age of 13, after moving to Germany, she became a junior student at the Munich Music Academy, from which she graduated with honors in 1989. After that, a scholarship from the Bavarian Culture...

  • Matthias Löhlein, Assistant Principal

    Born in the North-Rhine-Westphalian town of Bad Salzuflen, Matthias Löhlein took his first piano lessons at the age of five, and soon also began learning the violin. He started his studies at the Music Academy in Detmold majoring in sound...

  • Katharina Reichstaller
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  • Clara Bergius-Bühl

    Born in the English town of Kingston-on-Thames, the violinist started lessons on her instrument at the age of four. In 1985, Clara Bergius-Bühl became a member of the Bavarian State Youth Orchestra, and in 1986 she began her violin studies at the...

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  • Katharina Schmitz

    Born in 1971 in Lichtenstein, Saxony, Katharina Schmitz received her first violin instruction at the age of five in Berlin. There she attended the "Hanns Eisler" Special School of Music starting in 1983, following which she attended the Music Academy...

  • Ana Vladanovic-Lebedinski

    Ana Vladanovic-Lebedinski was born in Belgrade in 1974. She received her first violin lessons from her mother. Already at the age of 14 years she studied under Prof. Dejan Mihailovic at the Academy of Music in Belgrade where she received her diploma...

  • Bernhard Metz

    Bernhard Metz was born in Saarbrücken and took his first violin lessons at the Pflüger Foundation, headed by Wolfgang Marschner, in Freiburg. While still in secondary school, he also studied with Roman Nodel in Mannheim and Rainer Kussmaul in...

  • Namiko Fuse

    Born in Tokyo, this artist began studying the violin at the age of four and made many appearances as soloist in violin concertos and chamber music partner even during her time as a student at the Tokyo Music Academy, from which she graduated with...

  • Qi Zhou

    Born in Sichuan, China, the musician began studying the violin at the age of four with Chaoji Liu, continuing on at eleven to Weiming Hu at the Chengdu Music Academy. From 1995 to 1999 Qi Zhou studied with Yaoji Lin at the Music Academy in Beijing;...

  • Clément Courtin

    Born in the French city of Lille, the musician began playing the violin at the age of eight; from 1995 to 1997 he studied in Paris with Suzanne Gessner. After that Clément Courtin joined Igor Oistrakh's class in Brussels, where, after studying for...

  • Traudel Reich

    Traudel Reich was born in Calw and took her first violin lessons at the age of six with Gerd-Uwe Klein at the music school in her home town. In 1998 she moved on to Ulrike Abdank's violin class at the Stuttgart Music Academy. She became a member of...

  • Asami Yamada

    Born in Tokyo in 1988, Asami Yamada received her first violin lessons at the age of four. She was a student of Gérard Poulet, Oleh Krysa and Natsumi Tamai at the Tokyo University of Arts and received her Master’s degree in 2011 before joining the...

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  • Carles Civera*
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Violas

  • Jano Lisboa, Principal

    Jano Lisboa is 1st prize winner in both Viola and Chamber Music categories in the Prémio Jovens Músicos in Lisbon (Portugal) and prizewinner in the Watson Forbes International Viola Competition (Scotland) achieving also a commendation for one of the...

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  • Burkhard Sigl, Associate Principal

    Burkhard Sigl comes from a musical family and had already begun playing the violin at the age of five. He completed his viola studies with honors at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and was promptly invited to join the faculty there. Besides a number of...

  • Max Spenger

    Max Spenger was born in Munich and learned to play the accordion at the early age of 5. Max Spenger completed his viola studies at Munich´s Richard Strauss Conservatory with Albert Guntner, Herbert Blendinger and Jorge Sutil. Since 1977 Max Spenger...

  • Herbert Stoiber
  • Wolfgang Stingl

    Wolfgang Stingl began his musical career at the tender age of 12, later initially graduating with a degree in physics before continuing to study music and viola with Anton Weigert and Hermann Voss. After comprehensive quartet studies with the...

  • Gunter Pretzel

    Born in 1954 in Hamburg, violist Gunter Pretzel has won a number of prizes from the "Jugend musiziert" competition. He studied violin and viola in Hamburg and Berlin with Sashko Gavriloff and Bruno Giuranna and received a scholarship from the Study...

  • Wolfgang Berg

    Greatly influenced by his teachers, Rainer Moog and Hariolf Schlichtig, as well as the members of the Amadeus String Quartet, Wolfgang Berg concluded his studies at the Music Academy of Cologne by passing a concert examination. He was solo violist...

  • Beate Springorum

    Beate Springorum received her first instrumental instruction at the age of four on the violin. She initially trained as a violinist, then a few years later moved over to the viola. She rounded off her education in master classes with such prestigious...

  • Konstantin Sellheim

    Konstantin Sellheim is among the most sought-after instrumentalists of his generation. After studying violin with Prof. Atila Aydintan at Hannover University of Music and Theatre, in 1996 he began viola studies with Volker Worlitzsch from the...

  • Julio López

    Julio López was born in 1980 in Honduras. He began his musical studies at the Escuela de Música Victoriano López, studying the viola there with Ruben Moncada. In 1997/1998 he was principal violist in the Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of San Pedro...

  • Valentin Eichler

    Valentin Eichler studied with Tabea Zimmermann in Frankfurt and Berlin, as well as with Veronika Hagen at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. As participant of the Kronberg Chamber Music Academy 2000, he performed with Boris Pergamenschikow and...

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Cellos

  • Michael Hell, Concertmaster

    Michael Hell was born into a musical family in Vienna and studied violoncello at the Vienna Academy, from which he graduated with honors in 1980. Since 1981 he has been solo cellist of the Munich Philharmonic. Hell plays cello duets with Werner...

  • Floris Mijnders, Principal

    Since 1990 he has been playing in many orchestras on this position, among them the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra for more than 10 years, and has gained a lot of experience as an orchestral player. Besides that, he likes to teach and perform as a...

  • Stephan Haack, Associate Principal

    After initial instruction on the cello from his father, Stephan Haack completed his studies at the Music Academies of Detmold and Vienna with Prof. Gunhild Boie-Düring and Prof. André Navarra. Here he also graduated, passing his concert examinations...

  • Thomas Ruge, Associate Principal

    The musician comes from Bremen and studied the violoncello most recently with Ottomar Borwitzky at Berlin´s Karajan Academy. While still a student he was principal cellist in various orchestras, such as the European Youth Orchestra and the Lucerne...

  • Herbert Heim

    Herbert Heim was born in Munich in 1953 and began studying the cello at age 8. As of 1971, he studied at the Munich Music Academy with Walter Reichardt, Fritz Kiskalt and Adolf Schmidt. In 1972 he won the 2nd Prize for piano trio at the "Jugend...

  • Veit Wenk-Wolff

    Veit Wenk-Wolff was born in 1963 in Heidelberg and grew up in Norway. He received his first cello instruction at the age of 6, later studying with Aage Kvalbein (Oslo), Peter Grümmer (Zurich) and at the Arts Academy in Berlin with Eberhard Finke. He...

  • Sissy Schmidhuber

    Sissy Schmidhuber was born in 1970 in Munich and received her first cello instruction at the age of seven. From 1983-87 she studied with Michael Hell, following which she began her studies at the Munich Music Academy, continuing her education in...

  • Elke Funk-Hoever

    Elke Funk-Hoever was born in 1966 in Esslingen. After secondary school, she studied violoncello at the Music Academy in nearby Stuttgart with Rudolf Gleisner, at the Arts Academy in Berlin with Wolfgang Boettcher and at the Juilliard School of Music...

  • Manuel von der Nahmer

    A native of Wuppertal, the musician took his first cello lessons at the age of nine. After winning three federal prizes at the "Jugend musiziert" competition and first prize at the international "Charles Hennen" Chamber Music Competition in the...

  • Isolde Hayer

    Cellist Isolde Hayer is a native of Salzburg and studied with Heidi Litschauer, Wolfgang Boettcher and Martin Ostertag. Master classes with William Pleeth, Boris Pergamenshikov, Siegfried Palm as well as the Alban Berg Quartet, the Ysaÿe Quartet and...

  • Sven Faulian

    The musician was born in Neubrandenburg and began his cello studies in 1981 at the music school in his native city. In 1985 he was accepted as an outside student at the "Special School of Music" of the Hanns Eisler Music Academy in Berlin, and from...

  • David Hausdorf

    The Berlin-born musician took his first cello lessons at the age of five; after early competition successes he was accepted as a preparatory student in the class of Josef Schwab at the "Hanns Eisler" Academy of Music in Berlin and later graduated...

  • Joachim Wohlgemuth

    Cellist Joachim Wohlgemuth from Augsburg took his first lessons on the instrument at the age of seven. At fourteen, he began his studies as a preparatory student in Hartmut Tröndle's class at the Leopold Mozart Conservatory in Augsburg, transferring...

Basses

  • Sławomir Grenda, Principal

    Double bassist Sławomir Grenda was born in 1968 in Poland. He attended the Karol Szymanowski Music School in Katowice, where he was instructed by Edward Piwowarczyk and Waldemar Tamowski. He continued his studies at the Peabody Conservatory of...

  • Fora Baltacigil, Principal
  • Alexander Preuss, Associate Principal

    At the age of 16, this musician from Berlin started taking piano lessons but soon discovered his great love for the double bass. In 1998 he began his training at the Academy of Music in Berlin, continuing on in Leipzig. Alexander Preuss regularly...

  • Holger Herrmann

    Holger Herrmann, born in 1960 in Dresden, received his first violin lessons at the age of four. He began playing the double bass when he was fourteen. He studied with his father, Heinz Herrmann, former first double bassist of the Staatskapelle...

  • Stepan Kratochvil

    Born in the Czech Republic capital of Prague, the musician began studying the double bass at the conservatory in his home town, where his teacher was Vaclav Fuka; in 1998 he concluded his studies at the Berlin Academy of the Arts with Reiner...

  • Shengni Guo

    Born in 1983 in Shanghai, the double bassist started studying the violin at when she was only three. Seven years later, she discovered the double bass. She was taught from then on by Professor Jian Cao. At the tender age of eleven she gave her first...

  • Emilio Yepes Martinez

    Emilio Yepes-Martinez started playing the contrabass at the age of eight. Initially studying under Ludwig Streicher, Rainer Zepperitz and Antonio García at the renowned Queen Sofía College of Music in Madrid, he continued his studies with Esko Laine...

  • Ulrich von Neumann-Cosel

    Ulrich von Neumann-Cosel received his formative musical education at the age of six on the violoncello and with the Stuttgart Hymnus Boys’ Choir. Aged 13 he changed over to the double bass. After three years as a junior student with Prof Matthias...

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Orchestra Board

  • Stephan Haack

    After initial instruction on the cello from his father, Stephan Haack completed his studies at the Music Academies of Detmold and Vienna with Prof. Gunhild Boie-Düring and Prof. André Navarra. Here he also graduated, passing his concert examinations...

  • Matthias Ambrosius

    Matthias Ambrosius was born in 1975 in Bernkastel-Kues and grew up in Wittlich-Lüxem. From 1993 to 1998 he was a saxophonist in the German Federal Youth Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Peter Herbolzheimerr. As a pianist, he won the first prize...

  • Konstantin Sellheim

    Konstantin Sellheim is among the most sought-after instrumentalists of his generation. After studying violin with Prof. Atila Aydintan at Hannover University of Music and Theatre, in 1996 he began viola studies with Volker Worlitzsch from the...

Flutes

  • Michael Martin Kofler, Principal

    Michael Martin Kofler was born in the Southern Austrian city of Villach in 1966 and completed his flute studies with honors at the Vienna Music Academy as well as the Music Academy in Basel. While still a student, in 1987, he became solo flutist in...

  • Herman van Kogelenberg, Principal

    Herman van Kogelenberg, Principal Flute of the Munich Philharmonic, is a dutch flute player who was born in Thorn, The Netherlands.

    At an early age he studied with Willem Tonnaer and went on to attend the conservatories of Amsterdam, Utrecht and The...

  • Burkhard Jäckle, Associate Principal

    Burkhard Jäckle comes from Bad Dürrheim. He studied at the State Music Academy in Trossingen, the Music Academy in Detmold and the Munich Music Academy. His teachers there were Gabriele Zimmermann and Paul Meisen, and he followed this course studying...

  • Martin Belič

    Martin Belič was born in 1981 in Maribor, Slovenia, and took his first flute lessons from Adam Biczkey and Karla Škarpa. After graduating from the Secondary School for Musicians in 2000, he studied with Irena Grafenauer and Herta Mergl at the...

  • Gabriele Krötz, Piccolo

    Born in Rosenheim, Gabriele Krötz first trained to work in a bank before moving on to the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich where she studied with Elisabeth Weinzierl-Wächter and Phililippe Boucly. After completing her diploma requirements she...

Oboes

  • Ulrich Becker, Principal

    Ulrich Becker was born in 1954 as the son of an illustrator and a church musician in Krefeld. There he received his first oboe lessons at the tender age of 13, after having already studied violin and piano.

    Later he became a pupil of Johann Baptist...

  • Marie-Luise Modersohn, Principal

    The oboist was born in 1973 in Leipzig and completed her training with Günter Passin at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Munich. Following the successful completion of her studies, she became principal oboist in the German Symphony Orchestra of...

  • Lisa Outred

    Lisa Outred was born in 1969 in Perth, Australia. At the early age of 12 she received a scholarship from Perth Modern High School. She concluded her studies with Joel Marangella and Anne Gilby at the University of West Australia with honors. She then...

  • Bernhard Berwanger

    Bernhard Berwanger was born in 1960, and at the age of 15 moved on from the recorder to the oboe. Two years later he became a student of Kurt Hausmann at the Music Academy in Würzburg. In 1980 he began perfecting his musical education at the Berlin...

  • Kai Rapsch, Cor anglais

    Kai Rapsch was born in 1978 in Berlin, Germany and dedicated himself to a musical career at a very young age. He attended the renowned Musikgymnasium (High School) Carl-Phillipp-Emanuel Bach in Berlin and was already accepted at the age of 15 to...

Clarinets

  • Alexandra Gruber, Principal

    Alexandra Gruber was born in Freudenstadt in the Black Forest. She studied the clarinet from 1994 to 1999 at the State Music Academy in Stuttgart and as early as this period also played regular performances with the Bachkollegium Stuttgart and the...

  • László Kuti, Principal

    The clarinetist from Hungary grew up in a musical family and was already playing in a wind ensemble in his home town as a child. After the beginning of his studies in Hungary, Laszló Kurti transferred to the University of Music and the Performing...

  • Annette Maucher, Associate Principal

    A native of Schleswig-Holstein, the musician took her first clarinet lessons in her native city of Kiel. There followed further instruction in Hamburg and finally in Berlin, where Annette Maucher studied from 1990 to 1992 with Günter Zeretzke. In...

  • Matthias Ambrosius

    Matthias Ambrosius was born in 1975 in Bernkastel-Kues and grew up in Wittlich-Lüxem. From 1993 to 1998 he was a saxophonist in the German Federal Youth Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Peter Herbolzheimerr. As a pianist, he won the first prize...

  • Albert Osterhammer, Bass clarinet

    Albert Osterhammer was born in 1966 in Prien on the Chiemsee. He received his first clarinet instruction at the Grassau Music School, where he later taught. In 1985 he began his studies at the Munich Music Academy as a pupil of Gerd Starke. Following...

Bassoons

  • Raffaele Giannotti, Principal
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  • Jürgen Popp

    The musician is a native of Munich and took his first piano lessons from his mother at the age of six. After completing his military service, Jürgen Popp began his studies at the Richard Strauss Conservatory of the State Capital of Munich, where he...

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  • Jörg Urbach, Contrabassoon

    Born in Nuremberg, the musician first completed a complete program of violin studies before deciding to study the bassoon and the contra-bassoon. Jörg Urbach was taught on both instruments in the bassoon class taught by his father Walter Urbach,...

Horns

  • Jörg Brückner, Principal

    Jörg Brückner was born in 1971 in Leipzig and began his training as a horn player in 1985 at the "Belevedere" Special School of Music in Weimar. Between 1989-1992 he studied with Rainer Heimbuch and Karl Biehlig at the "Franz Liszt" Academy of Music...

  • Matías Piñeira, Principal

    Matias Piñeira was born in Chile and started to learn the French horn at the age of seven. He subsequently studied the instrument at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and attended masterclasses, among others at German Brass and with...

  • Ulrich Haider, Associate Principal

    Ulrich Haider was born in 1971 in Erding and received his first horn instruction at the age of 11. While still in school he became a junior student of Otto Schmitz at the Munich Music Academy in 1987, continuing his studies with him after completing...

  • Maria Teiwes, Associate Principal

    Maria Teiwes was born in 1980 in Bremen and took her first horn lessons at the age of 14. In 2001 she began her studies in horn with Christoph Köhler at the Music Academy in Lübeck. In 2005 she transferred to the Music Academy in Cologne, where she...

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  • Alois Schlemer

    Born in Rosenheim, he took his first music lessons at the age of eight. Alois Schlemer initially studied horn with Hans Noeth, who served for many years as principal horn player in the Bavarian State Orchestra, continuing from 1978 to 1982 with Otto...

  • Hubert Pilstl

    Hubert Pilstl was born in 1969 in Passau. At the age of 12 he began studying horn with Michael Pringsheim (solo hornist at the Southeast Bavarian Städtebundtheater in Passau). At the age of 17, he began his studies at the Munich Music Academy with...

  • Mia Aselmeyer

    Mia Aselmeyer wuchs in ihrem Geburtsort Bonn auf und war Jungstudentin an der Kölner Musikhochschule bei Paul van Zelm. Während des Studiums an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg bei Ab Koster war sie Mitglied der Jungen Deutschen...

Trumpets

  • Guido Segers, Principal

    Born in Bree in north-eastern Belgium, the musician completed his training on the trumpet at the conservatories in Brussels and Liège; after that, he worked with Pierre Thibaud in Paris, where he continued his studies in close collaboration with...

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  • Bernhard Peschl, Associate Principal

    Born in 1977 in Passau, the musician began his trumpet lessons at the age of nine. After taking several prizes at the German Federal "Jugend musiziert" competition as well as Federal State Prizes at the Competition of the Music Society of the Upper...

  • Markus Rainer

    Markus Rainer was born in Lienz, Austria, in 1977 and began studying the trumpet at the age of twelve. From 1993 to 1999 he studied with Erich Rinner at the Tyrol State Conservatory in Innsbruck. Since 1993 he has been a member of the ensemble of...

  • Florian Klingler

    Florian Klingler was born in Innsbruck, Austria, in 1977. Since 2000 he's member of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.

Trombones

  • Dany Bonvin, Principal

    Born in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, the musician completed his trombone studies with Branimir Slokar at the Music Academy in Bern. Dany Bonvin has won prizes at a number of international competitions (Vercelli, Toulon) and won the 1986 Swiss Soloist...

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  • Matthias Fischer, Associate Principal

    Matthias Fischer is a native of Coburg. At the tender age of five, he took his first piano lessons, starting to study the trombone at nine, and then had his first organ lessons as a 12-year-old. After several prizes for both piano and trombone...

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  • Benjamin Appel, Bass trombone

    Benjamin Appel was born in 1977 in Kaiserslautern and began playing the trombone at the age of 11. After winning several prizes at the ?Jugend musiziert? Competition, he studied from 1996, starting as a preparatory student, at the Academy of Music in...

Timpani

  • Stefan Gagelmann, Principal

    The musician from Reutlingen took his first percussion lessons at only 12 years of age and was then accepted as a preparatory student at the Music Academy in Trossingen. As a multiple prize winner at the "Jugend musiziert" competition, Stefan...

  • Guido Rückel, Principal

    Guido Rückel grew up in a very musical family in Berlin. The desire to play percussion instruments was present all his life. When he turned thirteen, his parents exchanged the pots, pans and rubbish bins he had been thwacking on until then for a...

Percussion

  • Sebastian Förschl, Principal

    Percussionist Sebastian Förschl was educated at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Munich, where he studied with Peter Sadlo and Franz Bach. In the summer of 2009 he passed the diploma examination and moved on to the master class. Sebastian Förschl...

  • Jörg Hannabach

    Jörg Hannabach received his training from Arnold Riedhammer at Munich's Richard Strauss Conservatory and at the Academy of Music in Frankfurt, where he graduated with an Artist's Diploma. In 1992 he bercame a member of the State Philharmonic of the...

  • Michael Leopold

    Michael Leopold studied percussion under Prof Peter Sadlo at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. In 2007 he won first prize at the national “Jugend musiziert” competition and in 2009 he received the cultural advancement award of his home...

Harp

  • Teresa Zimmermann, Solo

    Ihre Persönlichkeit und Ausstrahlung, ihr Musikverständnis und ihre technische Brillanz machen Teresa Zimmermann zu einer der führenden Harfenistinnen der jungen Generation. Im Juni 2014 gewann sie das Probespiel für die Solo-Harfenstelle bei den...

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