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Alex born 1985, started to play the Eb-horn in Roskilde Garden in 1996. Then converted to euphonium, before he started playing the trombone.
From 2005-2007 he studied trombone at MGK køge (pre academic studies) at Christian Schmediescamp.
He was accepted into the Danish Royal Academy of Music in 2007, where he studied at Torbjörn Kroon from 2007-2012.
During his studies he has played with numerous Brass Bands, Big Bands, wind bands and symphony orchestras. Among these are Lyngby-Taarbæk Brass Band, Dusika, Rødovre Concert Band, Lyngby-Taarbæk Symphony orchestra, Lyngby-Taarbæk wind band.
In later years he also played with the Royal Danish Theatre, Slesviske Musikkorps, Prinsens Musikkorps, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Danish Radio Chamber Orchestra.
During his studies he also attended masterclasses and lessons with Raymond Munnecom, Jesper Juul, Kasper Thaarup, Mogens Andresen, Rolf Sandmark, Kristjan Berger, Kristian Steenstrup, Peter Schmidt and Carsten Svanberg.
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Florian Bischof (born in 1982) grew up in the provincial 'Wendland' of lower saxony. This was where he first learned the Guitar and the electric Bass before he discovered his love for classical music, especially the cello. He then had cello lessons with Ilka Wagener.
During a stay in Auckland, New Zealand, he was given many musical impressions. By the end of the final year at Birkenhead College he received the award "best in music".
In 2003 he began to study musicology at the University of Music "Franz Liszt" Weimar. In addition to his studies, he had cello lessons with Michael Peternek, Gisela Vieweg and Christina Meißner. In 2007, he also began a deepening cello study with Christoph Spehr at the same university in Weimar and graduated in 2012.
Already, during his studying years Florian performed with several orchestras on a regular basis, namely the State Orchestra of Weimar and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Free Hanseatic City of Lubeck. In 2012 he was accepted as a member with the Orchestra Academie of the State Theatre of Nürnberg. As temporary personnel he played solo parts with the Metropolitan Theatre of Pforzheim and the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Frankfurt. Since autumn 2014 Florian works as freelance violoncellist in Greater Nürnberg and concentrates on chamber music with small casts.
Over the past years he attended courses and masterclasses with Jens-Peter Maintz, Michael Sanderling, Peter Bruns and Maria Kliegel. As a highlight in his soloist career, Florian played the rarely performed cello concerto by Joonas Kokkonen with the STÜBA-philharmonie.
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Helmut Winkel born 17.06.1968 in Minden, Germany
Musical education and studies
- since 1974: violin lessons with: August Wilhelm Torweihe / Bünde, Geoffrey Wharton / Köln, Andreas Reiner / Essen, Prof. Mintcho Mintchev / Essen
- 1989-1995: Orchestra diploma studies at the Folkwang school of music, Essen
- 1995-1997: Concert diploma studies at the Folkwang school of music, Essen
- 1984-1988: Federal state youth orchestra NRW (North-Rhine Westphalia)later principal violin of the federal state youth chamber orchestra
- 1988-1989: Military service in the chamber orchestra of the German army (Bundeswehr)
- 1997-1999: Temporary employment with the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra
Chamber music and other activities
- since 1989: String quartet lessons with the Amadeus String QuartetString quartet lessons with Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet)Chamber music lessens (viola) with Andreas Reiner
- 2nd violin player of the "Werethina String Quartet“ (First London International String Quartet Competition“ 1991)
- Great interest in the historic performance techniquesParcitipation in ensembles such as Concerto Köln, Collegium Cartusianum, Capella Agostino Stephani, Nova Stravaganza, Barockorchester Stuttgart, etc...
- Singing lessons with Detlev Zywietz in DüsseldorfRegular participation as tenor in different choirs and ensembles, such as Kölner Kammerchor, Kammerchor Saarbrücken, Kammerchor Stuttgart, etc...
- Increasing chamber music activities as viola player
Present professional activity
- since 1999: 2nd violin player of the Saarbrücken Radio Symphony OrchestraRegular participation in ensemble concerts of Saarland radio (SR)
- since 2004:Viola player in the Veridian-Ensemble (several radio productions for SR and WDR)
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Jella Großmann born 1989 in Berlin, Germany, took up classical piano lessons at the age of four. Teenage years found her participating in summer jazz courses in Rendsburg, Germany, which drew her interest towards Jazz, popular music and playing the drums. In 2013 her father, Thomas Großmann, who is a graduated contrabass player, started to teach her the instrument. Hence, she, together with separate Jazz bands, participated in several music competitions with her own compositions and was repeatedly rewarded by the “Landesmusikrat” (District Office for Music).
In 2008 she took on the overall direction of the musical “Libera Me” at the Bernstorff Secondary School in Satrup, Germany, for which she provided most of the compositions.
Taking part in the German-Scandinavian Music Week at the “Internationale Bildungsstätte Jugendhof Scheersberg” Johannes Brahm’s 2nd Symphony ignited in Jella a love for classical music, so that two years later she took up her contrabass studies with Prof. Linowitzki of the Lubeck Conservatoire, Germany. She graduated in 2013 holding a Bachelor for Music. During her course of studies she successfully completed a practical at the conservatoire’s Orchestra Studio as well as a regular hands-on training with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Hanseatic City of Lubeck. For three years Jella Großmann, together with Birte Prüfert as the acoustic Pop/Jazz-Duo “A Range”, gave concerts in Northern Germany and the Netherlands which brought to her a scholarship of the “Live Music Now – Yehudi-Menuhin–Foundation”.
Jella still works in the field of popular music and arrangement, played with and arranged music for the Hamburger Rapper Samy Deluxe. Regular participation in international chamber music academies and orchestra courses as well as periodical assistance at the Kungliga Akademiska Kapellet in Sweden and in international student orchestra projects lead to manifold concert activity at home and abroad.
For about three years she herself gave lessons for contrabass at music schools in Lubeck and Eutin, Germany. In 2010 she could produce the largest contrabass class in Schleswig-Holstein (northern federal state of Germany).
At present Jella Großmann completes her Master of Music at the University of Arts, Berlin, with Prof. Wolf and Mrs. Okhee Lee. She takes the solo part in various casts, playing classical music as well as jazz and pop music. Additionally, since 2013, she is engaged in a duo project together with Vera Köppern, combining contemporary flamenco and contrabass music with loops and electronic music. Since 2014 the Friedrich Engels Secondary School Berlin is happy to employ her as a freelance big band and orchestra lecturer.
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Lorenz Blaumer was born in 1984 in Cologne and grew up in Saarbrucken. At the age of six he started his first violin lessons. Later piano and bass guitar lessons were added. After finishing his A-levels in 2003 Lorenz Blaumer studied physics at the LMU Munich for four years and then changed subject. Since winter semester 2007/2008 he studies violin at the HfM Saar, first with Prof. Becker-Bender, succeeded by Prof. Hans-Peter Hofmann in 2011. In 2013 he graduated holding a diploma. Since then Lorenz Blaumer is master student with Prof. Hofmann.
Attending several master classes he additionally indulged in training by Kurt Saßmannshaus, Igor Ozim, Eberhard Feltz, Florian Donderer and Salome Kammer.
Lorenz Blaumer is a multiple awardee with “The Young make music” (Jugend Musiziert) on state and federal level. In 2013 he gained second price with the “Bruchquartett” at the Walter Gieseking Chamber Music Competition.
His engagement in orchestras (e. g. German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Saarbrucken-Kaiserslautern, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonics Dortmund, Radio Broadcast Orchestra Munich, International Young Orchestra Academy, Abaco-Orchestra), in different Ensembles for early music (e. g. Via Nova Consort, Baroque Sarroise, Daarler Barock Consort, New Council Philharmonics Bremen, Ensemble Una Volta), in new music (e. g. Eclats du son, Ensemble07 of the European Ensemble Academy, Ensemble Grenzpunkt), chamber music (Bruchquartett, Via Nova Quartett, Halberg String Quartett) and popular music (e. g. Einshoch6, Thomas D., Enik, Saarbruck Libre) led him to concerts within his homeland and foreign countries, to the Opera City Hall Tokio , the Concert House Dortmund, the Glocke Bremen, the Concert House Berlin, Prinzregententheater Munich, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Gasteig Munich, Muffathall Munich, Cologne Gürzenich, Cankarjev Dom Ljubljana, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Gulbenkjan Lisbon, Lisinski Concert Hall Zagreb, Theater Patras.
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Was born in 1974 in Liepaja/Latvia. After training in singing and piano at the music school of his home town, he discovered his love for percussion due to his teacher Asmis Edvins. At first he specialized in Jazz with the drumset. During his studies with Hermann Schwander at the Meistersinger Conservatory in Nürnberg he also received timpani lessons from the solo timpani player of the opera in Kiel as well as the solo timpani player of the Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra, Reiner Seegers.
In 1996 Pauls Andersons began additional studies in timpani and percussion at the Conservatory in Amsterdam with Nick Woud, the solo timpani player of the Radio Symphonic Orchestra of Holland and with Jan Pustjens, the solo percussionist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Pauls Andersons talent has been recognized many times. In November 1995 he received the grant of the Erna-Köhler-Foundation for oustanding achievements during his studies, in March 1996 and April 1997 the first place of the competition of the "Nürnberger Nachrichten". In July 1997 he was chosen for the Schleswig-Holstein-Music-Festival as percussionist. In December 1997 he received the the first place at the competition of the "Handelskammer" and at the same time the grant of the "Nürnberger Förderverein".
In August 1998 he participated at the World Marimba Competition in New York and received a grant for percussion Doctor grad. with Prof. G. Stout.
Pauls Andersons has been lecturer for percussion at the DSM since 1999.
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born June 17, 1989 in Põltsamaa, Estonia, started to study violin at the age of six. She started the basic studies with Tiina Luhamets in 1999 at H. Eller Music School and continued the secondary music education in the same school with Andres Leivategija.
She participated in the German-Scandinavian Music Week for the first time in 2005.
Performed as a soloist with Eller Symphony orchestra on the 2009. She graduated the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in professor Tõnu Reimann’s class in 2013 and continued to do the Masters in violin pedagogy.
Academyc year 2015/2016 she studyed in Italy at the Conservatory of Verona with Maestro Alberto Ambrosini. Autumn 2016 continnued studying in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with dots. Arvo Leibur.
She worked as a violin teacher at Viimsi Music School in 2013 – 2017. Silja is a member of the youth orchestra Reaalmažoor and the chamber music ensemble Yheksa. She has also played in the Symphony Orchestra of the Vanemuine Theatre in Tartu, the Estonian National Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Järvi Academy.
As a violinist she participated in Jarek Kasar's opera "Katuselt", performed at the theatre NO99. In spring 2013 she joined the cast at the NUKU theatre bringing on stage the musical "Shrek".
She has taken part in masterclasses with Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, Mari Tampere, Leonardo Cella, Ilya Grubert and Ulrike Danhofer.
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Was born 1970 in the state of Saarland in southwestern Germany. After his studies at the Conservatories in Saarbrücken, Basel and Weimar (with Prof. Armin Aussem, Prof. Omar Zoboli and Prof. Axel Schmidt) and employments with the“Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Wernigerode” and the “Staatstheater Darmstadt”, he has been 2nd Oboist and Cor Anglais at the “Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau” from 2002 until 2005 and after that joined the “Gewandhausorchester Leipzig” from 2005 to 2006 as Principal Cor Anglais. Since 2008 he is employed as Principal Oboist at the „Erzgebirgische Philharmonie Annaberg-Buchholz/Aue“. He has been to the German-Scandinavian Music Week on Scheersberg many times as a participant of the orchestra.
Tobias is a member of several well-established chamber music ensembles, such as the “Concento Woodwindquintet” and the “Ensemble Ponticello”, and also performs regularly as Principal Oboist with the “Basel Festival Orchestra”. In 2007 and 2008 he instructed the woodwind section of the Arctic Youth Symphony Orchestra (AYSO) in Harstad/Norway, and in the same duty he has been responsible for the woodwinds of the Sinfonietta Bardou/France and the „ TU Chamber Philharmonic“ Dresden for several years. Already since 2007 he is the woodwind instructor at the German-Scandinavian Music Week.
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