Lecturers

Prof. Christian Altenburger
Violin
Prof. Christian Altenburger studied at the University of Music of his hometown Vienna and with Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School New York.
Prof. Arnulf von Arnim
Piano
Prof. Arnulf von Arnim was born in Hamburg, studied in Frankfurt, Stuttgart and with Pierre Sancan in Paris. He took part in master classes with Claudio Arrau and Wilhelm Kempff. He won first prize at the "Viotti" in Vercelli and "Maria Canals" competitions, among others.
Prof. Stefan Arnold
Piano
Prof. Stefan Arnold studied with Prof. Hans Leygraf at the conservatories in Hanover, Salzburg and Berlin.
Markus Bellheim
Piano
Prof. Markus Bellheim tours as a pianist on international stages and festivals. He is particularly committed to contemporary music. His recordings have been awarded various prizes, including the German Record Critics' Prize.
Hsueh-Fong Chien
Piano
Hsueh-Fong Chien studied with Prof. Sontraud Speidel at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe and with Prof. Peter Eicher. She was a founding member of "Piano Podium Taiwan" and leads the "Crossplay Piano Ensemble".
Prof. Ingo Dannhorn
Piano
Prof. Ingo Dannhorn is professor of piano at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen. He previously taught as a visiting professor at the renowned Yonsei University in Seoul/Korea, at the universities in Munich, Augsburg, Bremen and the Wiesbaden Music Academy.
Prof. Clara Dent-Bogányi
Oboe
Prof. Clara Dent-Bogányi comes from a family of musicians, grew up in Salzburg and won international prizes, including the ARD Competition in Munich.
Prof. Philip Draganov
Violin
Philip A. Draganov is professor of violin at the Bern University of the Arts and also leads the violin class in the PreCollege Music of the Zurich University of the Arts. Since 2010, he has been artistic director of the Swiss International Music Academy of YOUTH CLASSICS.
Claudio Estay
Percussion
Born in Santiago de Chile, Claudio Estay studied percussion first at the conservatory of his hometown, then at the University of Music and Theatre Munich.
Wolfgang Gaag
Horn
Prof. Wolfgang Gaag studied sound engineering at the Technical University of Berlin and music (French horn) at the same time. He became principal horn of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in 1969 and joined the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra as principal horn in 1980.
Prof. Daniel Gaede
Violin
Prof. Daniel Gaede was concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic from 1994 to 2000. As a soloist he has performed with leading orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra London and the Polish Chamber Orchestra with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti and Michael Tilson Thom.
Prof. Bernd Glemser
Piano
Prof. Bernd Glemser experienced an almost meteoric rise to fame as a pianist. As a student of Vitalij Margulis, he won 17 international music competitions in succession from 1981 onwards (e.g. ARD Music Competition 1987).
Goldmund Quartett
Chamber music
The Munich Goldmund Quartet with Florian Schötz (violin), Pinchas Adt (violin), Christoph Vandory (viola) and Raphael Paratore (cello) performs on the world's most important concert stages.
Prof. Johannes Hinterholzer
Horn
Prof. Johannes Hinterholzer studied with Prof. Josef Mayr and Prof. Radovan Vlatković at the University Mozarteum University Salzburg and won numerous prizes at national music competitions while still being a student. In 1998 he received the first prize at the competition "Gradus ad Parnassum" Austria.
Prof. Christiane Iven
Singing
Christiane Iven was internationally active as an opera and concert singer for three decades. Today, she is professor of singing and vice-president at the University of Music and Theatre in Munich and also works as a director and coach.
Prof. Dag Jensen
Bassoon
The Norwegian bassoonist Prof. Dag Jensen has played as solo bassoonist in several important orchestras such as the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the WDR Cologne Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra and the Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra.
Prof. Siegfried Jerusalem
Singing
Prof. Siegfried Jerusalem was born in Oberhausen in 1940. He studied bassoon, piano and violin at the Folkwang University of Music.
Prof. Susanne Kelling
Singing
Susanne Kelling has been internationally active as an opera and concert singer for two decades since her first engagement in the "Junge Ensemble" of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. Today she is a professor of singing at the Nuremberg University of Music.
Chamber music
For over three decades, the Kölner Klaviertrio has been at home on the concert stages in Europe, South America and East Asia as an ensemble that is both virtuosic and expressive.
Prof. Andreas Langenbuch
Clarinet
Prof. Andreas Langenbuch, born in Rothenburg ob der Tauber in 1978, was already a guest student at the Würzburg Conservatory at the age of 14. He completed his studies with Prof. Norbert Kaiser at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart. He repeatedly attended master classes with Prof. Hans Klaus.
Prof. Hannes Läubin
Trumpet
Prof. Hannes Läubin received his training under Prof. Bodenröder at the University of Music Freiburg/Breisgau and was a member of the Bundesjugendorchester from 1971 to 1976. During this time he won three first federal prizes at "Jugend Musiziert" and second prize at "Concertino Praga".
Prof. Charlotte Lehmann
Singing
Prof. Charlotte Lehmann was born in Zweibrücken in 1938. She studied singing with Sybille Ursula Fuchs and Paul Lohmann.
Prof. Andrea Lieberknecht
Flute
Prof. Andrea Lieberknecht was principal flutist from 1989 to 2002 - first in the BR Radio Orchestra, and from 1991 in the West German Radio Symphony Orchestra. She was also principal flute in the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra for three years.
Prof. Dorin Marc
Double bass
Prof. Dorin Marc studied with Professors Nicolae Popa and Ion Cheptea at the Bucharest Academy of Music, he was double bass player in the Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania) from 1981 to 1992.
Prof. Gilead Mishory
Piano
The pianist and composer Prof. Gilead Mishory was born in Jerusalem in 1960. On the recommendation of Alfred Brendel, he studied in Munich (Oppitz) and Salzburg (Leygraf).
Prof. Edda Moser
Singing
Prof. Edda Moser is one of the most renowned opera and concert singers of the present day.
Prof. Rolf Plagge
Piano
Prof. Rolf Plagge received his first piano lessons at the age of six, studying with Peter-Jürgen Hofer and, after graduating from high school, with Vitaly Margulis in Freiburg. His studies took him to the conservatories in Vienna, New York and Hanover.
Rekkenze Brass
Chamber music
The brass quintet Rekkenze Brass - named after the Slavic name of a village settlement from which the town of Hof emerged - was founded in 1978 and has performed in over 20 countries including America and the Far East.
Prof. Andreas Schablas
Clarinet
Prof. Andreas Schablas studied at the conservatories in Graz and Vienna, with Kurt Daghofer, Peter Schmidl, Gerald Pachinger and above all Johann Hindler.
Prof. Hariolf Schlichtig
Viola
Hariolf Schlichtig has made a name for himself in the music world as a chamber musician, soloist and teacher. He was a member of the Cherubini Quartet for 19 years and has worked with Leonidas Kavakos, András Schiff, Emmanuel Pahud, the Alban Berg Quartet and the Ensemble Villa Musica, among others.
Prof. Josef Schwab
Violoncello
Prof. Josef Schwab studied at the "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Academy of Music in Leipzig, then spent two years as principal cellist of the Gewandhaus Orchestra and became principal cellist of the orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin in 1962.
Michail-Pavlos Semsis
Double bass
Michail-Pavlos Semsis was born in Athens in 1993. He received his first violin lessons from his father at the age of 6, before finally switching to double bass at 12.
Prof. Christoph Sischka
Piano
Prof. Christoph Sischka holds a professorship for piano and piano methodology at the Freiburg University of Music and is head of the highly gifted department "Freiburger Akademie zur Begabtenförderung".
Baiba Skride
Violin
Baiba Skride is one of the most distinguished violinists of our time and is recognised worldwide for her inspiring interpretations and her unmistakable violin tone.
Prof. Ulrike Sonntag
Singing
Prof. Ulrike Sonntag first studied school music and German language and literature in Stuttgart, then singing in Romania and at the Berlin University of the Arts. She was a prize-winner at several competitions. While still a student, she made her debut at the Hamburg State Opera and the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Prof. Jakob Spahn
Violoncello
The cellist Prof. Jakob Spahn studied at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin n and completed his soloist diploma with distinction. Following his two-year scholarship of the "Karajan Academy" with the Berlin Philharmonic, he became principal cellist of the Bavarian State Opera in 2011.
Prof. Gunter Teuffel
Viola
Prof. Gunter Teuffel was Professor of Viola at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart until 2023 and teaches highly talented young violists at the Filum Music School's Talent Academy in Filderstadt.
Prof. Stefan Tischler
Tuba
Prof. Stefan Tischler comes from Gütersloh in Westphalia and has been principal tuba of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich since 2010.
Prof. Ingolf Turban
Violin
Prof. Ingolf Turban has already performed as a soloist in the Berlin and Munich Philharmonic Halls, the Kennedy Center in Washington, New York's Avery Fisher Hall, Zurich's Tonhalle, the Golden Hall of Vienna's Musikverein or Milan's La Scala.
Prof. Dr. h.c. Arbo Valdma
Piano
n and at the Moscow Conservatory. He has performed as a soloist throughout Europe and Australia under N. Järvi, K. Sanderling and A. Rabinowitsch and has made numerous recordings.
Prof. Galina Vracheva
Piano
Prof. Galina Vracheva was born in Bulgaria, began her musical education at the Sofia Conservatory and studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and at the Munich University of Music and Theatre.
Till Fabian Weser
Orchestral Play
Till Fabian Weser is "in his main profession" a member of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. He has been artistic director of the Bamberg Summer Opera since 2005.
Prof. Christian Wetzel
Oboe
Prof. Christian Wetzel has been professor of oboe at the Cologne University of Music since 2008. He is also a guest lecturer at important music institutes such as the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Juilliard School in New York.
Prof. Henrik Wiese
Flute
The German flutist Prof. Henrik Wiese was born in Vienna in 1971 and studied with Ingrid Koch-Dörnbrak and Paul Meisen.
Lars Woldt
Singing
Prof. Lars Woldt was born in Herford in 1972. He studied singing with Martin Christian Vogel and composition with Giselher Klebe and Martin Christoph Redel at the University of Music in Detmold. Further vocal studies led him to KS Franz Crass.
Prof. Markus Wolf
Violin
Prof. Markus Wolf has been first concertmaster at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich since 1989. He taught at the Vienna University of Music and at the Augsburg University.
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