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Teachers 2017
   
 
 
 
 
Konrad Elser (Piano)
Professor at Musikhochschule Lübeck
He studied piano at the University of Music of Stuttgart and was a student of Oleg Maisenberg and Martha Agerich. He was awarded the bronze medal at the International Music Competition in Geneva and is also prizewinner at the International Piano Competition in Epinal, followed by prizes of the Busoni Competition in Bolzano and the Schubert Competition in Dortmund. For many years he has performed with artists and ensembles like Melos Quartet, David Geringas, Ida Bieler, Thomas Brandis, the Lotus Quartet, the Quarteto Casals and the Trio di Clarone. Since 1992 he is teaching at the University of Music in Lübeck as a professor for piano and chamber music. Regularly he is a juror in international music competitions.
 
 
   
 
Valentin Erben (Cello)
Professor (e.) at Musikuniversität Wien
He studied with Walter Reichardt in Munich, with Tobias Kühne in Vienna and in Paris with André Navarra. He received the “Grand Prix de Conservatoire de Paris” and the first price of the International Music Competition ARD Munich. As co-founder of the Alban Berg Quartet and permanent cellist until the disbanding of the quartet he made a worldwide concert career and is also internationally requested as soloist and teacher. Since 1972 he is professor in Vienna. He is engaged by “ProQuartet” in Paris, in the Mendelssohn summer school in Hamburg and the Escuela Superiore de Mùsica Reina Sofia in Madrid.
 
 
   
 
Eberhard Feltz (Violin)
Professor at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin

He studied in Berlin with Werner Scholz and in St. Petersburg with Michael Waiman. Since 1963 he is teaching violin and chamber music at the University of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin. Additionally he has an excellent reputation as teacher for masterclasses in Europe and in the USA. He was longtime mentor of string quartets like Vogler, Kuss, Faust, Atrium, Calder, Ebène and soloists like the cellist Nicolas Altstaedt.
 
   
 
   
 
Norbert Kaiser (Clarinet)
 
Studied clarinet at the University of Music in Detmold by Jost Michaels and Hans Klaus. He was solo clarinetist in the Radio-Symphony-orchestra in Frankfurt and in the Staatsorchester Stuttgart. From 1995-1998 he studied conducting at the University of Music in Weimar. Since 1999 he is professor for clarinet at the University of Music in Stuttgart. He is juror in international competitions.
 
 
 
   
 
Kai Frömbgen (Oboe)
Professor at Robert Schumann Musikhochschule Düsseldorf
 
He studied with Norbert Mattern in Luxemburg and with Christian Wetzel in Leipzig. He was principal oboist at the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, the Bamberger Symphony Orchestra and worked with Claudio Abbado in the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Since 2012 he is member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and since 2015 oboist of the Linos ensemble. As a highly demanded chamber musicians he got a call for a professorship at the University of Music Düsseldorf in 2014.
 
 
 
   
 
Mathieu Herzog (Viola)
Founding member of Quatuor Ebène

Mathieu is a founding member of the Quatuor Ebène, winner of the « Concours International de Bordeaux » and of the ARD competition in Munich, ensemble with which he has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the world.  With this extensive experience and further to years of close collaboration and tutelage by Mitsuko Uchida, Gyorgy Kurtag, and Menahem Pressler, Mathieu decided in 2014 to devote himself to conducting and was awarded First Prize at the London Classical Soloist Orchestra Competition in London and the “édito musica” prize in Budapest. Today Mathieu Herzog works with many young quartets who have been awarded several prizes at international competitions.

 
 
 
   
 
Georg Klütsch (Bassoon)
Professor at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
 
He studied in Detmold and Mainz and with Helman Jung at the Nordwestdeutsche Musikakademie. Longtime he was bassoonist of the Bamberger Symphony Orchestra and member of the Sabine Meyer woodwind ensemble. After teaching in Weimar he got a professorship at the University of Music in Cologne in 2001 and since 2015 for chamber music at the University Hanns Eisler Berlin.
 
 
 
   
 
Stefan Metz (Violoncello)
 
He studied in Bucharest and with Paul Tortellier. In 1976 he founded the Orlando Quartet with international concert activity and many CD recordings. In 1982 he founded the Orlando festival and held the position of the Artistic Director until 2011. He was former director of the Dutch String Quartet academy in Amsterdam.
 
 
 
   
 
Marie Luise Neunecker (Horn)
Professor at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin

She studied in Cologne in the class of Erich Penzel and was principal horn player of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and the Broadcast Symphonic Orchestra Frankfurt. She is prize winner of international competitions like German Music Competition, the ARD Competition Munich and “Concert Artist Guild” New York. György Ligeti dedicated the “Hamburgisches Konzert” to her and she performed the world premiere in 2001. From 1988 to 2004 she was professor at the University of Music Frankfurt since 2005 she is professor in Berlin.
 
 
 
   
 
Johannes Peitz (Clarinet)
Professor at Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover
 
He studied in Hannover with Hans Deinzer. In the age of 23 he became principal clarinetist in the radio orchestra of Hannover then he changed to the Bamberger Symphony Orchestra. He played chamber music with Sabine Meyer and her “Trio Di Clarone” and is co-founder of the Albert Schweitzer octet. After teaching in Weimar and Frankfurt he is professor at the University of Music Hannover since 2000.
 
 
 
   
 
Martin Spangenberg (Clarinet)
Professor at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin

He studied in Hannover with Hans Deinzer and was principal clarinetist from 1988 to 2003 of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Longtime he was the Artistic Director of the “Jeunesses Musicales” International Chamber Music Course and lecturer for the National Youth Orchestra of Germany. As soloist and chamber musician he is international successful. He was prize winner of the German Music Competition and is the conductor of the ensemble m18. Since 1997 he is professor at the University of Music in Weimar, since 2013 in Berlin.
 
 
 
   
 
Anthony Spiri (Piano)
Professor at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

He studied in Cleveland and Boston until a grant enabled him to continue his training in Europe at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. From 1988 to 1993 he acted as teaching assistant to Nikolaus Harnoncourt and played with renowned orchestras. Among his recurrent Lied partners have been Bernarda Fink, Peter Schreier and Edith Mathis. He made a lot of recordings especially the works of the sons of J.  S. Bach and is engaged for the contemporary music with world premieres of compositions by Sofia Gubaidulina, Wolfgang Rihm and Ernst Krenek.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christian Wetzel (Oboe)
Professor at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

He studied in Hannover with Ingo Goritzki and worked with Claudio Abbado as member of the European Youth Orchestra. As oboist and co-founder of the Ma’alot wind quintet he won numerous prizes a. o. the first prize at the ARD Competition in Munich. He played as principal oboist from 1988 to 1997 in the orchestra of the national theatre Mannheim.  From 1997 to 2007 he was lecturer at the University of Music Leipzig and since 2008 he is professor at the University of Music Cologne.
 
 
 
   
 
Oliver Wille (Violin) artistic director
Professor at Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover
 
He studied in Berlin and Cologne, at the Indiana University and the New England Conservatory in Boston. Further teachers he studied with are Eberhard Feltz, Mauricio Fuks and Walter Levin as well as members of the Alban Berg and the Cleveland Quartet. In the age of 14 he founded the Kuss Quartet. He is professor for string chamber music in Hannover, visiting professor in Birmingham, Artistic Director of „quartettaffairs“  in Frankfurt and intendant of „Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker”.
 
 
   
 
Manfred Trojahn (Composition)
Professor at Robert Schumann Musikhochschule Düsseldorf

At first he studied flute in Braunschweig and Hannover before he came to Diether de la Motte to study composition. Also he visited courses with György Kurtag. He spent a one-year residence at Villa Massimo, Rome. He composes for orchestra (including five symphonies to date) a lot of chamber music in various forces and music theatre.  He is professor of composition at the University of Music in Düsseldorf and member of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin.
 

 
 
 
     
     
     
   
     
     
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