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Ahmels, Volker

Volker Ahmels received his training as a pianist at the Lübeck Music University under the direction of Hartmut Leistritz. After completing his studies, Volker attended international interpretation courses where he developed his special interests in contemporary music. A meeting in Avignon in 1990 with the composer Luigi Nono inspired the creation of the musical and literary concert project "Fluchtpunkt Venedig” (“Vanishing Point Venice”) Together with the actor Christoph Bantzer, the project led both of them to participate in many concerts and festivals, including several performances at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. Volker’s international debut was also dedicated to the performance of the piano opus ...sofferte onde serene... by Luigi Nono, at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Additionally, Volker performs frequently at concerts in Germany and other European countries as well as the USA as a soloist, chamber musician and as part of a piano duo.

Remembrances of Theresienstadt and its artists are a special focus of his work as a pianist and pedagogue: Together with Israeli and Czech partners he was able to develop the "History, Music & Remembrance" international master courses, which were held in Israel, Schwerin and Prague. Additionally, he regularly organizes and implements the international competition "Verfemte Musik" (“Ostracized Music”) in Schwerin (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). Volker Ahmels is also the Director of the Schwerin Music Conservatorium. Since 2008 he is serving as Project Leader of the Center for Ostracized Music at the Rostock University for Music and Theater.

Klavierimprovisation, Improvisation, Jazz-Klavier, angewandtes Klavierspiel

Aldag, Torsten

Klavier, Fachdidaktik

Aust, Manfred, Prof.

Manfred Aust was appointed Professor of Piano at University of Music Lübeck in 2004, at the age of just 28, then being the youngest professor at a German State Music University. During his studies with professors Josef Anton Scherrer (Cologne), Christopher Elton (London), Annerose Schmidt (Berlin) and Gilead Mishory (Freiburg), he was selected for a scholarship by the renowned German National Scholarship Foundation. He received further artistic inspiration from Detlef Kraus, Helena Sá e Costa, Rudolf Kehrer and Jacques Rouvier.

As a prizewinner of several national and international competitions, Manfred Aust soon embarked on an abundant performing career that has led him as far as Tokyo. He is performing as a soloist with renowned conductors and orchestras and has appeared at festivals such as the Rheingau Musik Festival. Several German broadcasting stations have produced recordings of his playing.

After studies in the field of Historic Keyboard Instruments with Prof. Dr. Robert Hill in Freiburg, Manfred Aust has appeared as a harpsichordist with the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach.

The graduates of his piano class at University of Music Lübeck are prizewinners of many national and international competitions and have obtained scholarships from several important foundations. They perform as internationally successful artists and enjoy teaching careers with young pupils as well as in the field of university education.

Manfred Aust also devotes himself to the education of highly talented young pianists, including special masterclasses. His pupils have won many prizes of national and international contests such as the Hamburg Steinway competition, International Youth Piano Competition Essen, and the important German competition “Jugend musiziert”.

As a pedagogue in international demand, Manfred Aust gives masterclasses in Germany and abroad, e.g. in Poland, Japan, China and Indonesia. He is regularly invited as judge to various competitions.

Fachdidaktik Violine/Viola

Bach, Cornelia


Bagdasarjan, Hovhannes


Beltrami-Lehmann, Maria

Kontrabassposaune Nebeninstrument

Bender, Thomas

Bühnentanz, Körpertraining

Benninghoven, Ulla

Gehörbildung, Fachdidaktik Gehörbildung, Violoncello, Fachdidaktik Violoncello

Best, Holger

Flöte, Orchesterstudien

Biermann, Thomas

Schauspiel, Körperwahrnehmung, Schulpraktische Theaterarbeit, Darstellen/Präsentation

Birnbaum, Antje

Antje Birnbaum studied at the Otto-Falkenberg School Munich. Her career began in 1979 at the Berlin Schaubühne with Peter Stein. Other long-standing commitments followed at the Hamburg Schauspielhaus, the Wuppertal Opera and the Theater Lübeck. She has worked with directors such as Niels-Peter Rudolph, Barbara Bilabel, Arno Wüstenhöfer, Christoph Nel, Jerome Savary and many others. Guest engagements have taken her to the Staatstheater Oldenburg, the Schauspielhaus Bremen, the Theatre of Nations in Hamburg and Berlin Kammerspiele, as well as Lyon, Strasbourg, Milan and Avignon. Since 1995 she has worked as a freelance actress for theater and television. Her artistic focus, however, is "Dramatic Reading." In 1994, she founded the "Caccini Trio," with which she developed numerous programs and performances. With saxophonist Stefan Kuchel, she founded the duo Lesax. She continued to perform the series of events "Ears Kisses," where she appears as a soloist and with various musicians. Since 1992, she has taught at MHL as a lecturer for Scenic Performance, Acting and Body Language.

Satzproben Bläser

Blumenstock, Rodrigo

Fachdidaktik Harfe, Orchesterstudien, Nebenfach Harfe

Boeters, Giselle

Klavier, Klavierbegleitung

Böhler, David

David Boehler, born in 1973 in Freiburg, began as a young student in 1987 in the class of Prof. Elza Kolodin at the State Conservatory of Music in Freiburg. After graduating, he continued his piano studies with Prof. Kolodin and Prof. Vitaly Margulis. In 1994, he moved to the University of Music and Theatre in Hanover in the class of Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and graduated there with the exam in "Artistic Education" as a certified music teacher. From 1999 to 2002 David Böhler studied with Prof. Konrad Elser at the MHL in advanced studies. He then received a scholarship to study in the U.S. from the German National Academic Foundation at the Eastman School of Music Rochester (New York) in the class of Prof. Dr. Jean Barr. Since 2002 he has been a lecturer for Piano and Correpetition at the MHL. David Boehler is laureate of national and international competitions, among others the "Chopin Competition" in Göttingen and the "Chopin Competition" in Darmstadt. He is a Fellow of the Edwin Fischer Foundation, the Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg, the Yahama Music Foundation of Europe and the German National Academic Foundation. He has given recitals in Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland and the U.S. with orchestras and as a chamber musician.

Klavier, Pop-Klavier, Schulpraktisches Klavierspiel, Angewandtes Klavierspiel

Brede, Reinhard

Reinhard Brede studied from 1972 to 1978 and achieved a degree in Mathematics. Subsequently, from 1979 to 1985 he studied piano with an artistic and an instrumental-pedagogical degree. In addition to his numerous involvements in jazz bands since 1970, he is also very active in several chamber music ensembles, predominantly with members of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Kiel. From 1986 to 2010 he headed the gala orchestra "Die Studiker." During this time, his activities also included Musical Director for Vicky Leandros.

Orchesterstudien Oboe, Fachdidaktik, Rohrbau, Nebeninstrument Englischhorn

Brüggemann, Johannes


Bunderla, Darko

Darko Bunderla was born in the Westphalian city of Halle. During his school years, he sang in many school choirs, including many years in the renowned and award-winning Christopher Youth Chamber Choir Versmold. He then received his first solo training in singing, further lessons in piano and music theory. After graduation from high school, he studied Music Education at the MHL (majoring in Singing with Professor Günter Binge and with chamber singer Prof. Thomas Thomaschke and Choral Conducting with Prof. Gerd Müller-Lorenz). In addition to artistic and educational training, musicology was another important focus. After his First State Exam, he studied musicology, political science and history at the University of Kiel. As a vocal soloist Darko Bunderla also performed as a conductor and choir director. Radio broadcasts and recordings with the NDR and WDR document his profuse versatile abilities. Concert tours include Germany and many other European countries, including Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Latvia, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovenia. He is a youth musical award winner and, for several years, was a scholar of the Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation. Since 2001 he has directed the very traditional Choir of the Singing Conductor Lübeck, where he works with both sacred and secular choral music from five centuries and oratorios – primarily by George Frideric Handel. As a highly experienced singing teacher and vocal coach, Darko Bunderla is also active as a popular director of various vocal ensembles and choral seminars (inter alia at the "Lecker Musiksommer" the North See Academy Leck and "Voices of Europe"). He has been a lecturer at the MHL since 2000.


Bürger, Eckhard

Eckhard Bürger, Director of the Lübeck Bach Choir and church musician at St. Aegidien, grew up in an Altmark parsonage. After his church musical A Diploma in Halle (Saale), he joined the Advanced Studies in Organ at the MHL with Prof. Martin Haselböck. During this time he had his first position as a church musician in Groß Grönau. He was a finalist in the International Organ Competition "Gottfried Silbermann" and participated in numerous master classes. Between 2000 and the summer of 2008 he was a church musician at the Protestant Church St. Blasius zu Nordhausen (Thuringia) and conducted, as head of the choir there, a wide repertoire of oratorios and a cappella literature. As an organist, chamber musician and choir director, he possesses a wealth of experience. As head of the extensive musical work with children at St. Aegidien in Lübeck, he brings together about 100 children from preschool age to high school with both the carolers and the youth choir every week.


Calm, Birgit

Birgit Calm, born in Lübeck Germany, first studied musicology and German philology in Kiel. She received her vocal training as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Iowa (USA) with Marsha Hunt and at the MHL with Prof. Ute Niss and as a fellow of the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Hamburg. She later received vocal inspirations working with Judith Beckmann and Brigitte Fassbaender. She completed the courses vocal pedagogy and opera, receiving a diploma in both. While still a student she sang as a soloist on the stages of the state capital Kiel and was a member of the choir of the Bayreuth Festival. In 1984, her first permanent engagement at the City Stages of Osnabrück followed. After a guest performance in Munich as "Hansel," Wolfgang Sawallisch took her on as a permanent member of the soloist ensemble at the Bavarian State Opera, where she developed around 40 vocal parts of Mezzo for a large part of her opera repertoire in the following years, for example, with directors such as Götz Friedrich, Jean-Pierre Ponelle, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, August Everding and Otto Schenk, along with Wolfgang Sawallisch with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Erich Leinsdorf and Giuseppe Patané. For her ability to take on large vocal parts in a very short time, or successfully stepping into existing productions without rehearsal, she was awarded the Festival Prize of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. This was followed by guest appearances at home and abroad, among others at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Komische Oper, in Augsburg, Regensburg, Lübeck and Wiesbaden, at Milan’s La Scala, in Pompeii, Bregenz, Bilbao and repeatedly at the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, resulting in the cooperation with Hartmut Haenchen, Edo de Waart and Harry Kupfer, David Pountney and Willi Decker. In addition to her stage work Birgit Calm, is dedicated to concerts and oratories. She has


Chang, Hyelee Clara

Trompete, Orchesterstudien

Couloumy, Guillaume

Guillaume Couloumy, born in 1979 in Limoges (France), studied trumpet with Bruno Gorce at the Conservatiore National de Région de Limoges (Diploma with Honors) and with Max Sommerhalder at the Detmold Conservatory (2002 Diploma with Honors). He attended master classes with Reinhold Friedrich, Hans Gansch, Franck Pulcini and Gabor Tarkövi , among others. From September 2002, he studied in the Hannes Läubin Master Class at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and then at the Orchestral Academy of the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio. In 1995, he won 2nd prize at the Epsival Competition (France), In 2001, he was awarded the European Promotional Prize of the Cultural Foundation "Pro Europa." At the 52nd International Music Competition of the ARD Munich in 2003, he won 3rd Prize and was also awarded the Theodor Rogler Foundation Audience Award. As a soloist, he has performed with the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Collegium Musicum Basel Orchestra, Central German Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Sinfonietta and the Concert House Orchestra Berlin. He has given copious piano recitals, as well as concerts with chamber music ensembles. Guillaume Couloumy has played in large variety of orchestras, such as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Hessischer Rundfunk, the Frankfurt Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden/Freiburg, the Santa Cecilia Roma Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He thus had the opportunity to play under the renowned conductors: Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Alan Gilbert, Michael Gielen, Mariss Jansons, Riccardo courage as well as Esa-Peka Salonen. After three years as solo trumpeter at the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, he is now the solo trumpeter of the NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg.

Orgel, liturgisches Orgelspiel, Improvisation

Danksagmüller, Franz, Prof.

Franz Danksagmüller studied piano, organ and music theory first with his father and later on with Walther R. Schuster (Passau). Afterwards he studied organ with Michael Radulescu (Vienna), Daniel Roth (Paris) and Bernhard Haas (Stuttgart). He studied composition with Dietmar Schermann and Erich Urbanner at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, as well as electronic music and music technology at the Studio for Advanced Music & Media Technology with Karlheinz Essl in Linz. He won several prizes at international competitions and in 1994 he was honoured with the “Würdigungspreis des Bundesministeriums für Wissenschaft und Forschung”-prize from the Republic of Austria. 1995 until 2003 he was assistant of Michael Radulescu at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. From 1999 to 2005 he was organist and composer at the cathedral of St. Pölten. He is internationally active not only as a performer but also as a teacher in workshops and masterclasses.

He has played with numerous renowned orchestras and ensembles as the Wiener Symphoniker, the Camerata Salzburg, the Berliner Symphoniker, the Orchestra of Birmingham, the Hamburger Symphoniker, the RSO Wien, the ensemble “Die Reihe” and the Arnold Schönberg Choir and has worked with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Michael Schønwandt, Erwin Ortner and Ton Koopmann. Since 2005 he is Professor for Organ and Improvisation at the Lübeck University of Music.

His compositions include chamber music, music for organ, choir and electronic, music for theater pieces, silent films and a passion.

Among his projects (performed in Europe, Asia and USA) were performances with music for silent films in various instrumentations, crossover-projects with the vocalist Lauren Newton, the projects “bux21” on themes by Dietrich Buxtehude with the saxophonist Bernd Ruf and “Mozart deconstructed” with the composer Karlheinz Essl and an improvisation project with the cellist Dave Eggar (New York) via the Internet.

französische und italienische Diktion

de Bros, Esther

Esther de Bros studied singing and discovered "Vocal Diction" at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she taught German diction as a lecturer for several years. After returning to Switzerland, she was appointed as a lecturer in vocal diction (in four languages) and elocution at the University of the Arts Bern, at the Swiss Opera Studio and at the Zurich University of the Arts, where she also supervised a class of French diction. For many years, she and the song pianist Irwin Gage have been a teaching duo and have taught singers and pianists in the field Song Duo and Song Interpretation at home and abroad and at a large range of festivals. She also works in the song class of Hartmut Höll at the Zurich University of the Arts and as a speaking coach for CD recordings and at opera productions and has supervised several operas at the Zurich Opera House. She has taught for many years as a guest lecturer in Japan as well as at home and abroad. Currently, she has held teaching positions at the MHL for Italian and French diction and in Karlsruhe for vocal diction in several languages with a focus on French. Esther de Bros performs as voice actor predominantly with chamber music groups or in programs with other musicians.


Döhl, Friedhelm, Prof. Dr.

Harfe, Fachdidaktik, Kammermusik, Orchesterstudien

Dreyer, Gesine, Prof.

Gesine Dreyer studied harp at the Hamburg Academy of Music with Prof. Julie Raines and Prof. Maria Graf. She graduated master classes with Susanna Mildonian and Ursula Holliger. From 1994-2001 she was principal harpist of the Philharmonic Orchestra Kiel. Since then, she lived with her family in Hamburg and worked as honorary professor at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin. She is leading the harp class of the MHL since 2009 and is regularly performing as a freelance harpist with the Radio Philharmonie Hannover, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Hamburger Staatsoper and other orchestras. Besides Gesine Dreyer occurs as a chamber musician with inter alia Ingo Zander (cello), Birgit Bach Huber (harp) and Dorothee Friess (soprano). Within her different activities there is a focus on contemporary music.

Viola, Orchesterstudien

Eckels, Lena, Prof.

Lena Eckels was born in Detmold, Germany, 1982. She studied with Prof. Barbara Westphal and Prof. Lars-Anders Tomter. She won the GWK Förderpreis 2004, and the 1st prize at the Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, 2005. Lena attended master classes with Kim Kashkashian, Yuri Bashmet, Nobuko Imai among others. She plays on a viola made by Haat-Hedlef Uilderks after Gasparo da Salo. Since 2006 she is a permanent member of the Amaryllis String Quartet. The quartet has won the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2011. It appears regularly in concert series and festivals including the Lucerne Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, The Chelsea Music Festival NYC, The Huntington Music Festival Australia. Amaryllis Quartet was also invited to appear at the Schwetzinger Festspiele, Vienna’s Musikverein, Alte Oper Frankfurt and the Melbourne Recital Centre. The ensemble is the winner of the Jürgen Ponto Kammermusikpreis 2012, the highest endowed award for chamber music in Germany. Lena Eckels has a teaching assignment for chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.

Violine, Fachdidaktik

Egelhof, Maria, Prof.

Currently a professor at the Lübeck University of Music, graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, under the guidance of Prof. Yfrah Neaman where she attained her soloist diploma, and completed her artist diploma at the Music University of Saarbrücken in the studio of Prof. Ulrike Dierick. Besides many national, as well as international awards and prizes, she also received and was supported by numerous scholarships. Maria Egelhof began her concert life at a very young age as a soloist with renowned symphony orchestras as well as a chamber musician. The outstanding artist led masterclasses and played many concerts in almost all European countries and the former Soviet states. Maria Egelhof is often invited as a soloist and as a chamber musician to international music festivals. She has been featured in many television, radio, and CD productions. Many students of hers have already pursued a soloist career or have positions in Orchestras or Ensembles with worldwide recognition. As an editor of many Editions of the Schott Verlag, she has made herself quite a name, particularly the new edition of the Violin Etudes by R. Kreutzer.

Klavier, Kammermusik

Eickhorst, Konstanze, Prof.

The pianist Konstanze Eickhorst is not a musician who is easily pigeonholed: she is a soloist, a chamber musician and a teacher. “These are the three pillars on which my musical life is built,” she said in a recently broadcast interview.

Konstanze Eickhorst was a pupil of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling in Hanover and Vlado Perlemuter in Paris. Joachim Kaiser has praised her not only for her “immaculate command of piano technique”, but also for the “intensity of expression” that is her particular hallmark. The jury at the renowned Clara Haskil Competition thought so too, as did the jury of the Géza Anda Competition, at both of which she won first prize. She has also won prizes at the Toronto Bach Competition (in memoriam Glenn Gould) and at Belgium’s Concours Reine Elisabeth.

Konstanze Eickhorst appears at many leading international festivals, including Lucerne, Montreux, Salzburg, Ravinia (Chicago) and Berlin. She has also performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich and others, with conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Andrew Davis, Peter Schneider, Manfred Honeck and Ingo Metzmacher. She has been privileged to work in a solo capacity with Sándor Végh and Ferdinand Leitner.

She is a member of the Linos Ensemble, which performs in combinations ranging from duo to nonet in concert halls throughout the world and has numerous awards and CD recordings to its credit.

Her strong interest in merging music and literature led to close collaboration with the late actor Karl Michael Vogler. Since 2010 she has performed with the actor Johanna Gastdorf.

Alongside her activities as a solo pianist, Konstanze Eickhorst sees it as her mission to transmit the fruit of her experience to the younger generation of pianists. She was one of the youngest professors in the story of German music-academies when, in 1989, she embarked on her successful teaching career at the Hochschule für Musik und T


Einhaus, Franz-Josef

Prof. Franz-Josef Einhaus (Baritone) studied school music (majors subjects voice and piano, special subjects choral and orchestral conducting), German philology and education at the University and Conservatory Cologne. After the two state examinations, Prof. Josef Metternich trained him in his master class to be a singer at the Cologne Academy of Music. He also studied in the master class of Prof. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau at the Berlin University (focus on song interpretation). He completed his education with a concert exam. He has won prestigious singing competitions (VDMK, "New Voices", Belvedere) and is a Fellow of the Bayreuth Festival. His concert tours have taken him all around Germany and abroad, among others Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and Brazil. Endeavors in radio and television (ARD, ZDF, WDR, NDR, RAI UNO, BRT 2, to name a few) complement its field of activity. As song interpreter, Franz-Josef Einhaus has also made a name as an experienced opera singer. His repertoire includes more than 50 operatic roles. He sang in the Düsseldorf Opera (where he made his highly acclaimed debut with the title role of "Lenz" by Wolfgang Rihm), the Cologne Opera as well as performances in Bonn, Brussels, Dresden, Duisburg, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Antwerp and Maastricht. He has worked together with renowned directors such as H. Kupfer, A. Homoki, A. Pilavachi and conductor like W. Trommer, J. Conlon, St. Lano, J. Fiore, H. Rilling, P. Schreier and S. Young. In addition to his artistic work, his educational work is a priority. Franz-Josef Einhaus regularly gives master classes. He was a lecturer at the Cologne Music Academy and visiting professor at the Music Academy Osaka (Japan). He was appointed professor of singing at the MHL in 1992. His students sing in reputable radio choirs and are soloists in opera houses in Germany and abroad, including at La Scala, the Vienna Volksoper, in Hamburg, Dresden, Maastricht, Basel, Bremen, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Munster,

Klavier, Kammermusik

Elser, Konrad, Prof.

Konrad Elser, born in Swabian Gmund, studied piano at the Music Academy in Stuttgart with Professor Paul Buck, Prof. Andrzej Jasinski and Prof. Oleg Maisenberg, who assisted him while studying. Konrad Elser was a student of Martha Argerich in Geneva and attended master classes with Lew Vlasenko, Jörg Demus and Nikita Magaloff, to name just a few. Konrad Elser received prizes and awards in numerous competitions. He was awarded the bronze medal at the 1982 International Music Competition in Geneva. In 1984, he was an award winner at the German Music Competition in Bonn and in 1985, he won 1st prize at the Concours International de Piano in Epinal, followed by prizes in 1987 and 1989 at the Busoni Competition in Bolzano and the International Schubert Competition in Dortmund. His activities as a soloist and chamber musician led Konrad Elser to many other European countries, as well as South America, China and Japan. For many years he has performed with the "Melos Quartett", with artists such as David Geringas, Ida Bieler, Thomas Brandis, the tenor James Wagner, the "Lotus Quartet," the "Cuarteto Casals" and the "Trio di clarone" with Sabine Meyer. As a passionate educator and juror, Konrad Elser has acquired an excellent reputation. After teaching at the Music Academy of Stuttgart and the University of Church Music in Esslingen, Konrad Elser followed the call in 1992 to the MHL, where he trains new pianistic talent as a professor of piano and chamber music.


Escudero Garcia, Edith

Edith Escudero García first studied piano with Dr. Fernando García Torres at the music academy of her hometown Mexico City. After successfully completing her studies, she moved to Germany to continue her education. She graduated from the MHL postgraduate studies in piano with Prof. Konrad Elser, studied music education with Prof. Manfred Aust and completed postgraduate studies in chamber music with Prof. Inge-Susann Römhild. She performed as a soloist and in collaboration with various ensembles in Mexico as well as in Norway, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Palestine, England, Spain and the USA. With her extraordinary performances as a soloist and chamber musician, she has won several awards and recognitions both in her homeland as well as abroad. At 15, she won the second prize in the National Singing and Interpretation Competition of the Mexican National Academy of Arts. At 18, she won the first prize of the IV Edvard Grieg National competition in Chihuahua. Since 2006, she has been sponsored as a soloist and chamber musician of the international Yehudi Menuhin – Live Music Now Foundation. In 2007 she received the support of Marie-Luise Imbusch Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In 2009, she won the first prize of the Possehl Competition Lübeck with her Trio Arion. She attended master classes with Oleg Maisenberg, Andrzje Jasinski, Anatol Ugorski, Gyorgy Sandor, Eva Kupiec, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Jorge Federico Osorio, Bernard Flavigny and Jorge Luis Prats. Edith Escudero García teaches piano at the MHL, is a member of the Trio Arion and regular member of the jury at the competition "Jugend musiziert" (Youth Makes Music).

Horn, Orchesterstudien

Eß, Christoph, Prof.

Jazz-Ensemble, Fachdidaktik E-Gitarre

Farrant, Patrick


Fateyeva, Asya


Fegran, Espen

Flöte, Orchesterstudien, Kammermusik

Firkins, Angela, Prof.

Angela Firkins, born Tetzlaff, studied with Jean-Claude Gérard (Hamburg), with William Bennett (Freiburg) and with Paul Meisen (Munich). After several first prizes in the competition "Jugend musiziert" (Youth Makes Music), she received a prize at the German Music Competition in 1985 and in 1986, 1st prize at the competition of the German Universities. As a member of the Albert Schweitzer Quintet she won numerous competitions (ARD Competition, German Music Competition, among others). She received the prize of the German Record Critics, produced several CDs and radio recordings and gave concerts at home and abroad. After long membership in the National Youth Orchestra, the Young German Philharmonic Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of the European Community, she was the solo flautist of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra from 1988 to 1993 and 1994 the solo flautist of the Radio Symphony Orchestra NDR Hannover. 1997 he was appointed as a professor at the MHL.

Nebeninstrument Bassklarinette/Klarinette

Fischer, Kai

Schlagzeug, Schlagzeugensemble

Fischer, Johannes, Prof.

Johannes Fischer studied with Prof. Bernhard Wulff, Tajiro Miyazaki and Pascal Pons at the Conservatory Freiburg and as a scholarship holder from the Gerd Bucerius Foundation with Prof. Steven Schick at the University of California San Diego (USA). This was followed by private studies in conducting with Francis Travis and composition with Dieter Mack. As a drummer and composer Johannes Fischer received numerous awards and scholarships. He has won prizes at the German University Competition and the German Music Competition. At the 56th International ARD Competition in Munich, he won 1st prize and four other special prizes. He regularly performs at home and abroad, including at the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Berlin Philharmonie. In addition to his extensive concert repertoire, improvisation is a strong focus for him, inter alia, with Matthias Kaul and Fritz Hauser. Together with Nicholas Rimmer, Johannes Fischer designs new live music for silent films and is working on several feature-length solo concepts in conjunction with electronic sounds and video projection design. Johannes Fischer plays in various chamber music groups, including the eardrum percussion duo, the duo d'accord Munich, in a duo with his wife Nari Hong (flute) and the Trio Belli Fischer Rimmer (trombone, piano, percussion). Together with Nari Hong (flute, electronics) and Franz Danksagmüller (live electronics, KYMA), he explores experimental psychedelic club sounds in the formation "pulse generator." As a composer he has been commissioned by the Crested Butte Music Festival, the Lucerne Festival, the Louvre Paris, the Young Sound Forum of Central Europe, the Amaryllis Quartet, the Third Coast Percussion, the Heidelberger Frühling, the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, the BBC and the Bavarian Radio, to same a few. One focus is the instrumental chamber music, enhanced by electronic sound additions or alienations. His CD recordings OehmsClassics ( "


Flamm, Christoph, Prof. Dr.

Christoph Flamm studied musicology, art history and German philology at the University of Heidelberg, where he graduated and wrote his thesis on Russian composer Nikolai Medtner with Prof. Herbert Schneider. With a DAAD scholarship, he spent a semester at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Glinka Museum, Russia's largest music archive. The years 1994-2001 as a scientific editor of the encyclopedia "The music in history and the present" in Bärenreiter Kassel were followed by another stay abroad: as a research assistant at the Music History Department of the German Historical Institute in Rome. During this time, he also lectured at the Frankfurt Academy for Music and Performing Arts. He began his postdoctoral thesis in Rome about the Italian instrumental music of the early 20th century, with the example of Ottorino Respighi, which Christoph Flamm was able to complete through a two-year grant from the DFG in 2007. He had taught since then as a private lecturer at the University of the Saarland. An interim professorship in the academic year 2011/12 led him to the University of Arts Berlin. After a short collaboration on the new Reger Edition in Karlsruhe, he was appointed to a professorship of Applied Musicology at the Alpen-Adria University in Klagenfurt in March 2013. As of October 2014 Christoph Flamm has been a professor of musicology at the MHL. His research interests are Russian and Soviet music, younger Italian and French music, generally of instrumental music from the 18th century, the wind music of the Renaissance, film music and media art. The position of music in political contexts as well as the relationships and interactions of music and other arts are further fields of interest. The critical edition of musical works is a constant work area of the musicologist. As a founding member of the non-profit "Music and Art School Region Freudenstadt eV," longtime accompanist, author of many popular science texts and concert presenter, the combination of sci

Orchesterstudien Fagott

Fliegauf, Vera


Frank, Imke, Prof.

Aufnahmetechnik, Multimedia, Medienkunde

Fricke-Masur, Thomas

Schulprojekt Neue Musik

Friedrich, Burkhard

Burkhard Friedrich (born 1962 in Berlin) studied composition, classical saxophone and music pedagogy in Stuttgart, Lübeck and Berlin. He has been a recipient of the Heinrich-Strobel Stipend granted by the Southwest German Radio and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) the cultural office Hamburg and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Berlin and others. He wrote numerous chamber operas, musictheatreworks and works for chamber orchestra which had huge success for instance at Festivals in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The World Premiere of his opera “Die Wahrheit der Welt”, inspired by Heinrich von Kleist: “Das Erdbeben von Chili” is announced for 2017 in Frankfurt/Oder.

Burkhard Friedrich awarded various international prizes for his compositions and interpretations of contemporary music for solo-saxophone and chambermusic with saxophone. His compositions are played by “Ensemble Decoder” (Germany), “Phoenix” (Swiss), “RADAR” (Germany), “Ensemble Greifer” (Austria) and published on CD by labels like WERGO (Berlin), Dekoder (Hamburg), Ahornfelder (Hamburg), Klangdebuts (Graz) and others. As a saxophonist he performed and produced all over Europe and the U.S lot of Solo- or chambermusic works for CD, which are written for him or ensemble Intégrales by well known and young contemporary composers.

Since 2000 he is the artistic director of the pedagogical project “Klangradar 3000 – contemporary music and composition in public schools”, powered by the german Council of Music and is promoting seminars and workshops about compositional education in public schools at musicuniversities. He has a teaching assignment for “Didactics of composition - concepts and models for practice” (Bachelor and Master of Education and Bachelor and Master of Music) at the University of Music Luebeck. On Behalf of the Universal Edition (Vienna) he is writing in the series “Listening Lab-Material for communicating Music” about Arnold Schönberg “Variationen für Orchester op. 31”.

Generalbass, Historische Tasteninstrumente

Fuerst, Michael

Michael Fuerst began his studies (organ and harpsichord with John Chappell Stowe), in his hometown of Madison (USA), which he furthered at the Eastman School of Music (USA). There he received harpsichord lessons with Arthur Haas and was assistant to the lutenist Paul O'Dette. In 1994, he moved to Germany, where as a Fulbright Scholarship recipient, rounded off his studies with Robert Hill at the State Conservatory of Music in Freiburg. He was an employee of a project funded by the German Research Foundation for German instrumental music of the 17th century. In addition to extensive concert activity at home and abroad, Michael Fuerst has worked on numerous CD recordings - two of which have won Echo Klassik awards. He holds lectureships at the conservatories in Lübeck and Bremen, and regularly presents – in his own concert series – the historical keyboard instruments from the collection of the Hamburg Museum to the interested public.

Trompete, Fachdidaktik, Unterrichtspraxis

Füller, Tobias, Prof.


Gast, Arvid, Prof.

Born in 1962 in Bremen, Arvid Gast studied Organ Performance and Church Music at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, Germany. From 1990-1993 he held the position of organist and choirmaster at St. Nikolai church in Flensburg.

Appointed Professor of Organ Performance at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" and University Organist in Leipzig in 1993, he remained until 2004 when he accepted the position of Director of the Church Music Institute at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck. He is simultaneously Titular Organist of the historic organs (Stellwagen-Organ from 1637, Large Organ from 1466/1672/1984) in St. Jakobi Luebeck and held the same position at the Concerthall “Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen” in Magdeburg from 2008 to 2014. In 2007 he founded the "International Dieterich-Buxtehude-Organ-Competition".

During his studies, Gast had won numerous international organ competitions, and is an oft invited juror for many distinguished international competitions (Leipzig, Graz, Alkmaar, Tokyo). His numerous recordings, concert invitations and interpretation courses at home and abroad attest to his abilities as an eminent recitalist and pedagogue, and is currently a foremost interpreter of German Romantic music.

Angewandtes Klavierspiel, Klavierimprovisation, Pop-Klavier, Pop-Vokalensemble

Gerl, Christoph

Christoph Gerl studied teaching secondary school in Weimar as well as jazz piano and choral conducting in Würzburg. At the Federal Competition for School Piano Grotrian-Steinweg in Weimar, he won the 2000 overall prize. Since 2006, he has worked as a teacher of music and performing arts at the Theodor Mommsen-School in Bad Oldesloe. He also directs the pop choir Cantaloop in Hamburg, with which he won 3rd prize at the festival in Aarhus in 2013 and in 2016 he won 1st prize at the German Choir Festival in Stuttgart. Since 2013 he has been responsible as one of three main lecturers training Choral Conducting Level B (Jazz/Pop) at the Federal Academy in Wolfenbüttel and regularly gives courses in the areas of arranging, piano as well as choral and ensemble conducting.


Glose, Kathleen

Kathleen Glose has been a lecturer in singing at the MHL since 2013. She studied singing at the Academy of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Leipzig and music education for singing. She then completed her an artistic postgraduate studies. She has been very involved in many theaters and opera houses. The mezzo-soprano sang more than forty parts if her subject. Since 2007 she has been a regular guest at the Chemnitz Opera House. In addition, she has sung numerous concerts in Germany and other European countries. She has given concerts in the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Leipzig Gewandhaus. She closely collaborates with the Leipzig Synagogue Choir, with whom she regularly goes on concert tours. Along with her engagements as a singer, Kathleen glose has extensive experience in the field of vocal educational. She taught at the "Martin Luther University" in Halle-Wittenberg at the Institute for School Music. Since 1998 Kathleen Glose has been a lecturer in the subject vocal training in the field of conducting and accompanist at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Leipzig and has taught there since 2013, in addition to singing at the Institute for Music Education. Since 2012, Kathleen Glose has held a teaching position in the artistic major and minor subject singing at the Rostock University of Music and Theater. She has given workshops in the context of further education of teachers, educators and trainers at the Middle Saxony Education Institute.

Generalbass, Partiturspiel, Musiktheorie, Gehörbildung, Werkanalyse

Gotsch, Halvor

Halvor Gotsch was born in 1954 in Husum (North Friesland); He first studied music, then music theory with Christoph Hohlfeld in Hamburg. In 1991 he was appointed lecturer in music theory and in 1992, he switched a part-time professorship at the Hamburg Music Academy. Since 1992 he has also been a lecturer at the MHL. His special interests include questions of musical semiotics and semantics. These have appeared in publications in the book series of HfMT-Hamburg.


Gubler, Rico, Prof.

Piccoloflöte Nebeninstrument, Orchesterstudien

Haberland, Mareile


Hasselhorn, Johannes, Dr.


Heinke, Charlotte

Musiktheorie, Gehörbildung

Hentschel, Johannes


Heß, Andrea

Klavierimprovisation, Angewandtes Klavierspiel, Pop-Klavier, Jazz-Ensemble, Improvisation

Hirche, Andreas


Hoene, Sabine

Sabine Hoene successfully completed her First State Exam for music education and a diploma in music education at the MHL. After her internship she was a teacher at the Katharineum, Lübeck. Since 1996, she has been responsible as a full-time program director for training in music (career path secondary school). Since 2006 she is also country expert advisor for the subject Music at the Institute for Quality Development at Schools Schleswig-Holstein (IQSH). Apart from training, her fields are: representation of the subject at the country level, connection to the Ministry of Education and to the associations, work on the development of curricula and the technical requirements for the baccalaureate, coordination of training in music, organization and management of national trade days, designing workshops of the specialist team, as well as developing and producing publications. Since 1999, Sabine Hoene has also been offering events of different formats to the MHL. On the country level, she is a board member of the Association of German School Musicians and on the Work Group on School Music.

Orchester-/Ensembleleitung, Korrepetition

Hube, Frank Maximilian

Frank Maximilian Hube initially studied church music and piano with Professor Bernd Zack before he devoted himself to conducting studies with Professor Klaus Peter Seibel at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Hamburg. He completed his training with Professor Karl Österreicher, Yuji Yuasa and Heinz Rögner. In 1995, he was engaged as a conductor and assistant to the General Music Director Michail Jurowski at the Volkstheater Rostock. When he joined in the Leipzig Opera in 2000 as Music Director, he commenced a close and fruitful cooperation with the Gewandhaus Orchestra. Apart from his work in Germany, he worked, among others, in the U.S. as Chief Conductor of the Festival Opera in the Ozarks, which he headed as Music Director from 1995 to 2001. He conducted more than 20 operas and several concerts there. As part of his commitment as Main Music Director of the Theater Lübeck, he focused intensely on contemporary repertoire. With the opera Wält der Zwischenfälle by Haflidi Halgrimsson, which premiered under his direction in Lübeck, he enjoyed great success in Vienna, together with the ensemble Die Reihe. In 2008, he made his debut as a conductor of the WDR Radio Orchestra. During his career as a conductor, Frank Maximilian Hube performed repeatedly as a pianist and accompanist. After teaching at the Music Academy Rostock and the Singer Academy Hamburg, he has been a lecturer at the MHL since January 2010.

Gesang, Fachdidaktik

Hundelt, Martin

Martin Hundelt was born in Osnabrück. He studied voice with Ute Niss at the MHL. Lessons with Aldo Baldin and James Wagner rounded off his training. His vocal work covers all areas of the lyric tenor art. He has performed as an opera singer in a dozen roles in this genre. Primarily though, he is active as a concert singer with a wide variety of styles, eras and repertoire. This also includes works of the "Seconda Pratica," such as romantic literature and contemporary music. This repertoire leads him to festivals such as the "Braunschweiger Kammermusikpodium", the "Accademia Organistica Romagna" in Rome, the "Semana de Música Religiosa" in Cuenca (Spain) and to a large range of concert venues – from the St. Jürgen Chapel to Christchurch City Hall. Radio and television broadcasts and sound recordings all document his vocal activity. Martin Hundelt has taught singing since 1993 at the university level. First, he taught at the University of Arts in Berlin (until 2012) and since 2001 at the MHL, where he also lectures in Teaching Methodology.


Jeske, Marlis

Violine, Orchesterstudien

Johnson, Carlos

Carlos Johnson was 6 years old when he attended his first violin lesson. Soon after-wards he won several First prizes in various competitions. As a 14 year old, he won a scholarship to study under Professor Alexander Serafimov in Sofia (Bulgaria). He passed his performing arts leaving examination and concert examination under the tuition of Professor Lukas David in Detmold, attaining the highest possible grades. Whilst a Student, he taught as assistant to Professor Lukas David and at the Sion Summer Festival (Sitten, Switzerland) as assistant to Professor Tibor Varga. Carlos Johnson played as soloist and leader with the Tibor Varga Chamber Orchestra and the Detmold Chamber Orchestra directed by Christoph Poppen. He also played as soloist with the Berlin Svmphony Orchestra on several occasions. He has played with the Berlin Philharmonie Orchestra on a temporary basis and the WDR Radio Orchestral. In 2000, he was promoted to the position of Konzertmeister of the Philharmonic Orchestra Lübeck . Radio and CD productions and international concert tours to Europe, South America and Japan with the Vienna Chamber Soloists, the Prentki Quartett and TRIO TRE MONDI are also evidence of his expirience as a chamber musician. Carlos Johnson was one of the prize-winners at the 'Nicanor Zabaleta' competition in San Sebastian (Spain).

Oboe, Kammermusik

Jonas, Diethelm, Prof.

Professor Diethelm Jonas became a professor at the Musikhochschule Lübeck in 2001 after he held a professorship for oboe at the Musikhochschule Trossingen since 1980. He studied in Essen at the Folkwang Universität der Künste, in London at the Royal Academy of Music with Lady Evelyn Rothwell-Barbirolli and in Freiburg at the Hochschule für Musik with Heinz Holliger. He has won numerous national and international competitions.

Diethelm Jonas has played in more than 25 years as a solo oboist of the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart under many famous conductors like Bernstein, Kubelik, Solti, Sinopoli, Leinsdorf, Böhm, Haitink, Celibidache, Giulini. As a member of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra even ten years under Claudio Abbado.

His solo commitments and masterclasses regularly lead him to Taiwan, China, South America and Japan. At the Gedai University in Tokyo, he teaches every two years as a visiting professor. There are more than 25 CD recordings, most of them with his Aulos Quintet and Bläseroktett Sabine Meyer. Many of these recordings have won the ECHO prize.

angewandte Live Elektronik

Karsadi, Donny

Donny Karsadi was born in Prabumulih, Indonesia. He studied composition under Otto Sidharta and Prof. Bernd Asmus at Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta-Indonesia. At the end of 2008 he flew to Germany to pursue his dream in composition and study under Prof. Dieter Mack at the Lübeck Academy of Music and received his Bachelor and Master of Music degree. His passion for the electronic mediums leads to further study in electroacoustic composition under Prof. Kilian Schwoon at the Bremen Academy of Arts. Künstlerhaus Lauenburg has granted him a scholarhip in 2016. He won first prize in the Piano Composition Competition - Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia, 2006 and also first prize in the Recorder Composition Competition - Flauto Dolce Lausanne, Switzerland, 2016. He works as a Lecturer for applied live electronics at the Lübeck Academy of Music and also as a personal assistant, music copyist and music engraver for Prof. Younghi Pagh-Paan and Prof. Klaus Huber (Ricordi music publisher ). His Oeuvre covers works for solo instruments, vocal ensemble, chamber music, electroacoustic music, contemporary Dance, multimedia and live electronics.


Khachikyan, Violetta


Kim, Yonn-Jee

Pauke, Orchesterstudien, Schlagzeug, Percussion Ensemble

Kirchhoff, Olaf

Arrangement, Notensatzsoftware

Klammer, Sven

Fachdidaktik Flöte

Klinke, Melanie

Melanie Klinke studied at the MHL with Angela firkins and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris with Pierre-Yves Artaud. She received further inspiration from Philipp Bernold, Wally Hase, Renate Greiss, Anette Maiburg and Andràs Adorjàn. She gained important orchestral experience during her participation in the "Mannheim School" of the National Theatre of Mannheim and the "Franco-German Forum Bayreuth." For many years, she was a member of the renowned youth orchestra "Young German Philharmonic" and played under the orchestral studios with the Philharmonic Lübeck. In the 2007/08 season, she was an academy fellow at the Bergisch Symphony Remscheid-Solingen. This was followed by, among others, temporary engagements with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Ensemble Resonanz and the EOS Chamber Orchestra Cologne. Melanie Klinke teaches at the Music School Lauenburg and has been a lecturer for methodology of flute and woodwinds didactics at the MHL since 2011.


Knecht, Johannes, Prof.


Knigge, Jens, Prof. Dr.

Jens Knigge studied school and church music at the music academies in Weimar and Stuttgart. After passing the state examination and his church music diploma, he completed his postgraduate studies in the organ class of Bernhard Haas. Further studies abroad include the University of Oslo and the Music Academy of Stockholm. Jens Knigge worked for many years as a music teacher, church musician and choir conductor. From 2007, he was a research associate at the University of Bremen (DFG research project KoMus), in addition, from 2008-2009 he was coordinator of the BMBF research program “An Instrument for Every Child” (JeKi) at Bielefeld University. In 2010, he obtained his PhD. with an empirical study that was awarded by the Scientific Society of Music Education with the Sigrid-Abel-Struth-Price. Jens Knigge taught and conducted research from 2010 to 2013 as an assistant professor of music education at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, and from 2013-14 as a professor of Music Didactics/Artistic Practice in music at the University of Erfurt. Apart from heading the Department of Music there, he had held the position of Director of Studies of the "Erfurt School of Education". In 2016, he then was appointed as Professor of Music Education at the MHL. Jens Knigge hasen Chairman of the Working Group for Music Educational Research (AMPF). He is currently, among others, Project Leader of several research projects (funded by the BMBF and the Land of Thuringia) and editor of the magazine "Contributions of Empirical Music Education." His research focuses on the cognitive foundations of auditory music perception as well as the modeling of music-related competencies and finally the area of intercultural music education.

Generalbass, Partiturspiel, Klavierimprovisation, Improvisation

Knipphals, Hans-Jürgen, Prof.

Alte Musik

Koopman, Ton, Prof. Dr.

Born in Zwolle (The Netherlands) Ton Koopman had a classical education and studied organ, harpsichord and musicology in Amsterdam. He received the Prix d‘Excellence for both instruments. Naturally attracted by historical instruments and fascinated by the philological performance style, Koopman concentrated his studies on Baroque music, with particular attention to J.S. Bach, and soon became a leading figure in the "authentic performance" movement.

As organist and harpsichordist Ton Koopman has appeared in the most prestigious concert halls of the world and played the most beautiful historical instruments of Europe. At the age of 25, he created his first baroque orchestra; in 1979 he founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra followed in 1992 by the Amsterdam Baroque Choir. Combined as the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, the ensemble soon gained worldwide fame as one of the best ensembles on period instruments. With a repertoire ranging from the early Baroque to the late Classics, they have performed at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Théatre des Champs-Elysées and Salle Pleyel in Paris, Barbican and Royal Albert Hall in London, Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Philharmonie in Berlin, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, Suntory Hall in Tokyo as well as in Brussels, Milan, Madrid, Rome, Salzburg, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Munich, Athens, etc.

Among Ton Koopman's most ambitious projects has been the recording of the complete Bach cantatas, a massive undertaking for which he has been awarded the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis "Echo Klassik", the BBC Award, the Hector Berlioz Prize and has been nominated for the Grammy Award (USA) and the Gramophone Award (UK). In addition to the works of Bach, Koopman has long been an advocate of the music of Bach's predecessor Dieterich Buxtehude and following the completion of the Bach project, he embarked in 2005 on the recording of the Buxtehude-Opera Omnia.

Musiktheorie, Gehörbildung

Korte, Oliver, Prof. Dr.


Krampe, Robert

Trompete, Orchesterstudien

Krebber, Matthias

E-Gitarre, Improvisation, Rock-Ensemble, Jazz-Ensemble

Kringler, Uli


Kroeger, Catharina


Kruppa, Andreas

Pop-Saxophon, Improvisation, Jazz-Ensemble

Kuchel, Stefan

Stefan Kuchel has repeatedly won the Jazz Podium Prize Schleswig-Holstein, works as a bandleader and solo artists at art openings, readings, concerts and has worked as a composer and studio musician with larger ensembles such as the NDR Bigband, the House Jazz Bigband Hamburg, the Theater Lübeck and the Orchestra Lüneburg. He has played at the Montreux Jazz Festival, at the Expo 2000 (ars baltica), at the Jazz Festival in Leipzig and Salzau, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Choir Festival Istanbul, the Mecklenburg Festival and the World Choral Festival Barcelona Concerts, e.g. with Joachim Kühn, Bob Mintzer, Maria Schneider, Roger Cicero, Fiete Felsch, Uli Becker Hoff, Soulounge, Groove Galaxi, Ensemble Du Verre, Rainer Quick, Max & Friends, SONUX Ensemble and the NDR Big Band. In 2008 he was awarded the prize of the German Record Critics with the Ensemble Du Verre. In addition to his artistic activities, he has taught saxophone, improvisation and ensemble playing for many years as a lecturer at the MHL.


Kuwahara, Yoko

Orgel, liturgisches Orgelspiel

Lauer, Eberhard, Prof.


Lehman, John


Leistritz, Hartmut

Musiktheorie, Gehörbildung, Werkanalyse

Lemke, Sascha Lino, Prof.

Sascha Lino Lemke (*1976) studied composition, music theorie and electronic music in Hamburg, Lueneburg and Paris.

He obtained numerous prices and scholarships. During his studies he was scholar of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. At the Darmstädter Ferienkurse 2002 he received the Kranichsteiner Stipendienpreis. In 2003 he obtained the Bachpreis-StipendiumHamburg as well as the Dresdner MusikStipendium. His orchestra piece "...comme une berceuse..." was selected for the Saarbrücker Komponistenwerkstatt 2004 and was premiered by the Orchester des Saarländischen Rundfunks. The reading panel of IRCAM chose him for the one-year course for music technology and composition 2004/5.

With his wife Marcia Lemke-Kern he founded the duo con:fusion which interpretes pieces for performer and electronics involving theatrical elements. In 2007 the duo con:fusion obtained the first prize of the "Competition for Live Electronic Projects" of the ECPNM during the Gaudeamus Music Week for the composition #Un4Scene# for performer, live-electronics and live-video. In 2009 he was given a scolarship for Casa Baldi in Olevano Romano (Italy). In 2010 he obtained the Hindemith Prize of the Hindemith foundation and the Schleswig-Holstein-Musik-Festival.

He got commisions/had performances in festivals such as musica viva (München), Münchener Biennale for comtemporary music theater, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Klangwerktage and Greatest Hits Festival for New Music (Hamburg), IRCAM (Paris), ICMC (International Computer Music Conference), Festival musica (Strasbourg), Forum der Künste Hellerau, ZKM Karlsruhe, Gaudeamus Music Week (Amsterdam), Musica viva festival (Lissabon), Automn Festival (Talinn), Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Seoul International Computer Music Festival (SICMF), Shanghai Spring Festival and in the US.

Sascha Lemke teaches music theorie, analysis and electronic music in Luebeck and Hamburg. Since october 2011 he also is artistic director of the electronic music department music

Kontrabass, Fachdidaktik, Ochesterstudien, Kammermusik

Linowitzki, Jörg, Prof.

Even as a child, Jörg Linowitzki won many prizes in various competitions.

In 1975 he got the 1. Price of the Music Award of the Possehl Foundation and later joined the orchestral academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with a Scholarship of the Herbert-von-Karajan Foundation. There he played under the direction of many world-renowned conductors and was mentored by Herbert von Karajan. From 1977 to 1994 he worked as principal Bassplayer in the NDR ( North German Radio ) Orchestra in Hamburg and had world-wide concert tours with great conductors such as G. Wand and J.-A. Gardiner. In 1995, Jörg Linowitzki was appointed as the professor of double bass at the University of Music in Lübeck, Germany. He also gives masterclasses all over the world.

In addition to teaching, Jörg Linowitzki is engaged as substitute bassist with great orchestras in Germany. He performances solo works as well as chamber music. Prominent trios and string-quartets engage him for their interpretations of works with double bass. As a foundation member of the Linos – Ensemble, he is a well known guest of international festivals and has many national and international tours with the Ensemble. His work is recorded by all stations of the German Broadcasting Corporation and can also be heard in numerous CD recordings.

From 1996 to 2011 J. Linowitzki was Vicepresident of Musikhochschule Lübeck and till now he works as a director of foreign affairs. For the interests of higher education in music in whole Europe he has been elected in 2010 as Secretary General of the AEC (Association Europeénne des Conservatoires, Academies des Musique e Musikhochschulen). Since 5 years he also is president of the ABAM ( Association of Baltic Academies of Music ).

Fachdidaktik Gitarre, Unterrichtspraxis

Lohse, Peter

Peter Lohse studied guitar at the MHL with Prof. Albert Aigner. Since 1978, he has been a guitar teacher at the Plön Music School. From 1984 to 2002, he held teaching positions at the Pedagogical University of Kiel and at the Faculty of Education of the University of Kiel. Since 1995, he has been a lecturer at the MHL for teaching practice and Guitar Methodology. He is a member of the Rotenbek Trio and Hanseatic Guitar Quartet. He often plays guitar, electric guitar and mandolin in various orchestras.


Lucius, Henning

Henning Lucius studied in Hamburg with Peter-Jürgen Hofer, Gernot Kahl and Volker Banfield where he completed his final concert exam, and in Bloomington (USA) with György Sebok and Shigeo Neriki. he received decisive impulses in master classes and in cooperation with Ralf Gothóni, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Hartmut Höll, Christoph Eschenbach, Peter Feuchtwanger, Jörg Demus, Elisabeth Leonskaya and Rostislav Dubinsky, Peter Elkus and Aribert Reimann. He has received several awards and scholarships, including one from the German Music Competition. As an accompanist, he regularly works with renowned artists, such as Judith Beckmann, Helen Donath, Margreet Honig, Thomas Quasthoff and with Andra Darzin and Roman Nodel. Henning Lucius is a sought-after accompanist and chamber musician. He has participated in various festivals, including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Brandenburg Summer Concerts, Bremen Musikfest and at the Summer Music Days in Hitzacker. He plays in many different formations, as well as in piano duet with Matthias Veit and with the flautist Jürgen Franz. Since 2009, he has been in close collaboration with the soprano Frauke-Maria Thalacker. Henning Lucius has performed with conductors such as Claus Bantzer, Thomas Hengelbrock, Günter Jena, Mathias Husmann and Gerd Müller-Lorenz. In 2008, he led a tour to Japan, where he gave lessons and concerts and was a guest lecturer at the Geijutsu University in Osaka. Radio recordings as well as TV and CD productions document his artistic career. Henning Lucius taught at the University of the Arts in Bremen. He currently works as a lecturer at the MHL, at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre and at the Hamburg Conservatory.

Fachdidaktik Klavier, Unterrichtspraxis

Lueg-Krüger, Sabine

Sabine Lueg-Krüger studied piano with Prof. Wilhelm Rau in the program Instrumental Pedagogy at the MHL. After graduating, she completed a postgraduate course at the Department of Early Music Education. During her studies, she taught a large piano class in Lübeck and successfully continued this work for ten years as a freelancer. Since 2000, she has been a full-time piano teacher at the Lübeck School of Music and a lecturer at the MHL, where she teaches methodology, didactics and teaching practice in the elementary piano area. Apart from individual piano and chamber music training of children and adolescents (many of her students have won prizes at musical youth competitions such as "Jugend musiziert"), she is also quite focused on instrumental lessons with preschool children starting at four years old and is currently developing the subject Early Instrumental Instruction at the Lübeck School of Music. In terms of piano, Sabine Lueg-Krüger is predominantly active as an accompanist and chamber musician.

Musiktheorie, Gehörbildung

Luo, Shengying, Dr.


Mack, Dieter, Prof.

Dieter Mack was born in Speyer in 1954. He studied at the University of Music Freiburg (1975 – 1980) composition with Klaus Huber & Brian Ferneyhough, Music Theory with Peter Förtig, and Piano with Rosa Sabater. From 1977 – 1981 he was assistant at the Experimental Studio of the Heinrich-Strobel-Foundation of the SWR and 1980/81 also scholarship holder from that foundation.

Since 1978 he conducted various research and study projects in Bali where he learned the music, altogether for more than four years. Further studies at that time brought him to South India and Japan. From 1980 – 1999 he was a member of the Stuttgart based experimental vocal group ExVoCo (leader: Dr. Ewald Liska). 2003 – 2006 he was a member of the advisory board of the “House of World Cultures” in Berlin (where in 2005 he also curated a big contemporary gamelan festival) and from 2009 – 2016 also head of the advisory board of the Goethe Institut. Currently he is also head of the music selection committee of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and also works in various other juries of that institution. 2006 he was also teacher at the Darmstadt summer courses.

Sind 1980 he is active as an academic teacher. He started with various lectureships in Music Theory, Improvisation and Balinese Music in Freiburg, Trossingen and Basel/Switzerland. Since 1986 he was professor for music theory and ear-training at the University of Music Freiburg. From 1992 – 1995 he was long-term lecturer of the DAAD at UPI Bandung/Indonesia and from 1997 – 2007 consultant of an ethnomusicological-pedagogical research and education project in Indonesia with the support of the Ford Foundation. Since 2000 he is guest professor at ISI Surakarta in the postgraduate program Composition.

Beside his encompassing work in Indonesia, he was “composer-in-residence” in Wellington/New Zealand in autumn 1991, where he also came back in 2004, 2007 and 2009. Further masterclasses and concerts took place in Toronto/Canada (2000 and 2


Maetzel, Gernot

Gernot Maetzel studied Music Teacher Training from 1992 to 1997 at the MHL (majoring in violin under Prof. Friedrich Wührer, special subject Professional Conducting with GMD Erich Wächter). From 1995 to 2006, he conducted the University of Lübeck Orchestra. Since 2000, he has been a lecturer at the MHL for Instrumental Ensemble and School Orchestra Conducting. In the same year, he passed his second State Exam and became a high school teacher of music, mathematics and physics. Since 2001, he has been a teacher at the Johanneum Lübeck, where he became head of the music program and the symphony orchestra in the 2005/06 school year.

Fagott, Fachdidaktik

Martens, Pierre, Prof.

Pierre Martens first tackled the bassoon at the age of eight. His first love and passion for this unique and tall companion were set to never abandon him.

Pierre excelled academically, demonstrating unparalleled technique and dedication at the Music Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium (tutored by Pierre Kerremans), then progressing to the Escola Superior da Musica de Porto, Portugal (tutored by Hugues Kesteman), and finally graduating for the third time at the Hochschule für Musik de Karlsuhe, Germany (tutored by Professor Günther Pfitzenmaier).

At the age of 22, Pierre started his orchestral career as the solo bassoon of the Flemish Radio Orchestra (Belgium) and succeeded to leap three years later towards one of the most prestigious European Orchestras: the Bamberger Symphoniker in Germany. From Tokyo to New York, Moscow to Sao Paolo, he has showcased his talent in the world's most grandiose arenas and has delivered tremendous performances in the most renowned festivals of Salzburg, Lucerne and Edinburgh, to name but a few.

As a solo artist, he has won many national and international awards such as the Tenuto (Belgium), the International Competition of Musical Personalities Alexandre Tansman (Lodz, Poland), and the Pacem in Terris (Beyreuth, Germany).What's more he played as a soloist in a diverse array of European orchestras including the Bamberger Symphoniker (Germany), the Sinfonietta Baltica (Germany), and the Vlaams Radio Orchestra (Belgium), Brussels Festival Orchestra (Belgium),….

Several composers have dedicated new material to the young artist, broadening our understanding of the bassoon and giving us wider access to an enlarged repertoire. Last but not least, Pierre participated to numerous CD, TV and Radio recordings in a Pan-European capacity.

Passionate about giving back what he has learned and knowledge transfer, he started tutoring and mentoring at the Gent Hogeschool (Belgium), the Nürnberg Musikhochschule (Germany) and the illustrious Lübeck Musikhos


Martini, Barbara


Melkonyan, Anna

Klarinette, Kammermusik

Meyer, Sabine, Prof.

Sabine Meyer is one of the world’s most renowned instrumental soloists. It is partly due to her that the clarinet, a solo instrument previously underestimated, recaptured the attention of the concert platform.

Born in Crailsheim, she studied with Otto Hermann in Stuttgart and Hans Deinzer in Hanover, then embarked on a career as an orchestral musician and became member of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. This was followed by an engagement as solo clarinettist at the Berlin Philharmonic which she abandoned, as she was more and more in demand as a soloist. For almost a quarter of a century, numerous concerts and broadcast engagements led her to all musical centres of Europe as well as to Brazil, Israel, Canada, Africa and Australia, and, for twenty years, equally regularly to Japan and the USA.

Sabine Meyer has been a much-celebrated soloist with more than three hundred orchestras internationally. She has given guest performances with all the top-level orchestras in Germany and has been engaged by the world’s leading orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, the Orchestra of Suisse Romande, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Orchestras of Vienna, Basel, Warsaw, Prague and Budapest as well as numerous additional ensembles.

Sabine Meyer is particularly interested in the field of chamber music, where she has formed much long-lasting collaboration. She has explored a wide range of chamber repertoire with such colleagues as Heinrich Schiff, Gidon Kremer, Oleg Maisenberg, Leif Ove Andsnes, Fazil Say, Martin Helmchen, Juliane Banse, the Hagen Quartet, Tokyo String and Modigliani Quartet.

In 1983 she founded the “Trio di Clarone” together with her husband Reiner Wehle and her brother Wolfgang Meyer. The repertoire includes some almost forgotten compositions of Mozart and many contemporary works. The trio’s repertoire has been further extended by several innov

Violine, Kammermusik

Müller, Heime, Prof.

Heime Müller was born in 1970 in Hamburg, Germany, where he received his first violin lessons with Marianne Petersen. At the age of 14, he was a preparatory student at the Musikhochschule Lübeck with Uwe-Martin Haiberg. He received further violin education from Ulf Hoelscher and Nora Chastain and in masterclasses with Hermann Krebbers, Ida Haendel and Eduard Schmieder.

From 1991 to 2007, Heime Müller was 1st and 2nd violinist in the Artemis Quartet. Teachers and mentors of the quartet were Walter Levin and the Alban Berg Quartet. Decisive impulses also came from György Kurtág, the Juilliard and Emerson Quartet. The quartet won the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, a 1st prize at the ARD Competition in Munich and the Premio Paolo Borciani. Heime Müller has performed around 900 concerts in the Artemis Quartet on all major chamber music concert venues in the world. One can hear recordings of Heime Müller on many releases from Virgin Classics, which have been awarded the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis, the Diapason d'Or, Choc du monde and the Echo Award. With the Artemis Quartet, two films directed by the famous music filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon have been made: "Death and the Maiden" and "Strings Attached." Chamber music partners have been, among others, Sabine Meyer, David Geringas, Barbara Westphal, Juliane Banse, Elisabeth Leonskaya, Leif Ove Andsnes and Truls Mørk.

Since leaving the quartet for health reasons, Heime Müller now focuses on teaching. He was Professor for Violin and Chamber Music at the Universität der Künste Berlin and since 2009, has held the same position at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. He also teaches string quartets at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid. He gives violin and chamber music courses, e.g. for the Oberstdorf Music Summer, for ProQuartet and for the ECMA. He is Artistic Director of the International Chamber Music Campus of the Jeunesses Musicales in Weikersheim, one of the most important and traditional chamber music courses anywhere.

Heime Müller has transcribed several works by Alban Berg. He wrote a version for string sextet of the Klaviersonate op. 1 and transcribed the song cycles "Seven Early Songs" and op. 2 for voice and string quartet. There is also a transcription of the Rückert-Lieder by Gustav Mahler for voice and string septet.


Neumann, Elise

Elise Neumann studied with Prof. Franz Halász at the Augsburg Academy of Music, where she obtained her artistic diploma in 2008 with distinction. She then completed a Master Class at the Nuremberg Academy of Music. In addition, as a DAAD scholarship holder, she received instruction from Prof. Oscar Ghiglia in Italy. Elise Neumann participated in numerous master classes for guitar, e.g. with Pavel Steidl, Fabio Zanon, Alex Garrobé, Carlo Marchione, Ricardo Gallén and Marcin Dylla, to name a few. She also finished postgraduate studies in Early Music with Julian Behr and other courses for Early Music Performance with Joachim Held and Massimo Lonardi. At the MHL, she received her Master of Music in the program "Music Practice" (instrumental pedagogy). In 2008, she won the first prize "Premio Accademia Santoro" Concorso Internazionale di Chitarra – "Omaggio a Joaquín Rodrigo" in Italy. In 2011, she won first prize at the "International Agustin Barrios Guitar Competition" in Nuoro (Italy). Her debut CD was released in 2012 at Brilliant Classics, which was sold in more than 60 countries and was highly acclaimed internationally. Since the Winter Semester 2013/14, Elise Neumann has held a lecturer position in guitar at the MHL.


Nevolovitsch, Marianna

Marianna Nevolovitsch comes from a musical family. She received her first piano lessons at the age of five from her father: composer and pianist Arnold Nevolovitsch. She successfully completed her studies with a postgraduate course with Prof. Alexander Sandler and Prof. James Tocco in St. Petersburg and in Lübeck. She also attended master classes with Vitaly Margulis, Hans Schicker, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Walter Blankenheim and Robert D. Levin. Since her childhood, Marianna Nevolovitsch has achieved international success at renowned competitions, winning several awards between1987 and 2002. Marianna Nevolovitsch has been playing successfully for many years as a concert pianist. She performs regularly at home and abroad, both as a soloist and as a sought-after chamber musician. She has been invited to major festivals, among others, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Chamber Music Festival of Scharwenka Society. Marianna Nevolovitsch regularly works in various instrumental classes and with many singers, accompanied by international competitions and master classes. Since 2004, she has worked as a lecturer in correpetition at the MHL and is active in the violin class of Prof. Thomas Brandis and Carlos Johnson. Since 2007, Marianna Nevolovitsch has been a piano accompanist and regular guest at the International Masterclasses "Summer Music Academy Wohldorf-Ohlstedt" in Hamburg and has worked, inter alia, with Prof. Jens Peter Maintz, Prof. Bernhard Gmelin, Prof. Claudio Bohorquez and Prof. Wolfgang Boettcher.

Theologie (Kath.), Liturgik, Gregorianik

Nonn OSB, Nikolaus, Pater

Musikpädagogik (angewandt), Klassenmusizieren, Bandtraining, Percussion

Pabst-Krueger, Michael, Dr.

Michael Pabst-Krueger completed his degree in Physics and Philosophy and Music and Physics for Teaching with the main artistic subject Guitar. He participated in master classes for guitar and continued his education in the field of percussion instruments. With a study trip to Salvador, Brazil, he extended his capacities in the field of Latin Music. After several years working as a music and physics teacher, head of teacher training and lecturer at the University of Kiel, Michael Pabst-Krueger entered music education in Kiel 1997. Since summer 2002, he has been a full-time lecturer for Applied Music Education at the MHL. From 2003 to 2006, he headed the Department of School Music and, at this time, introduced profound curricular reforms. In the years 2000-2005, he completed a doctorate in subject "Music Lessons ONLINE: educational training in the virtual classroom." Within the framework of his teaching, Michael Pabst-Krueger developed a nationwide acclaimed concept for conveying skills for practical school ensemble music, which can be used in many musical learning environments, such as in general schools, music schools and community work. This entails developing, practicing and reflecting on the basics of playing techniques and tonal possibilities of instruments for non-professional musicians, methods rehearsal direction for non-professional ensembles and basic principles of arranging in various musical styles for heterogeneous learning groups and ensembles.

Nebeninstrument Barockfagott

Patrick, Rhoda

Angewandtes Klavierspiel

Patzlaff, Laurens, Prof.

Laurens Patzlaff is both a Classical and Jazz pianist gifted with the unique ability to improvise in every style. The Classics and improvisation have rarely intermixed, and Laurens is devoted to promoting and popularizing this fascinating musical duo.

Appointed at Lübeck University of Music in 2013 as Germany’s first ever Professor for Piano and Improvisation (Jazz and Classical), Laurens has also taught improvisation (since 2007) at the Stuttgart State University for Music and Performing Arts as well as at universities in Freiburg and Trossingen. He regularly hosts master classes at universities in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, Hong Kong, Beijing and other cities around the world, and has taught at American universities New York City, Richmond, Virginia, Greensboro, NC, and elsewhere.

Laurens dazzles audiences with his musicianship while opening their eyes and ears to the unlimited capacity for variation in even the most formal of musical genres, offering a fresh perspective on music with a range of styles few if any can imagine.

In addition to international solo engagements, he plays in jazz bands and is also an accomplished chamber musician. He has worked with the Stuttgart State Orchestra and the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester and numerous other orchestras. A busy programme of concert appearances has taken this multiaward-winning pianist to numerous European destinations, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Portugal, and, most recently, New Zealand. He regularly performs in China, the U.S.A. and Australia. Many of his performances have been broadcast on the radio.

In November 2012 he released his much acclaimed debut album “Reflections on Debussy,” touted by the Freie Presse as "One of the most exciting contributions to the Debussy year 2012." His second album, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” was released in 2015.

Born in 1981, Laurens Patzlaff studied piano at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart under Professor Friedemann Rieger and at the Rea

Bewegungstraining, Bewegungsgestaltung

Pelz, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Pelz studied music and movement/rhythm in Trossingen with Prof. Elisabeth Gutjahr and her main subject was recorder (Prof. Husenbeth). Further studies in connection with a one-year fellowship at the Institut Jacques Dalcroze with a focus on solfège, piano improvisation and classical Dalcroze Rhythmic round off her education. After graduating, she taught for one year in Mexico City at the local music school, Colegio Alemán and in Guanajuato, where she established a music school in collaboration with Prof. José Luis Aguayo. Other teaching activities in the fields of music and movement pedagogy followed. Since 1994, as rhythm educator of the BWR, she has taught at various state music academies. For several years, she has headed the course of studies Music and Movement/Rhythmics at the Hamburg Conservatory Sülldorf with a focus on specific theory, methodology for many different target groups, music rhythm, interactive rhythm and artistic projects. In addition, she teaches movement training and motion design at the MHL.


Petersen, Hans-Martin

Hans-Martin Petersen studied Church Music at the MHL. Since 1979 he has been a church musician in Travemuende. He heads the St. Lawrence Choir there, one of the great oratorio choirs in Lübeck. Since 1992, Petersen has been the organ building expert of the North Elbe Church and has been District Choirmaster in Church District Lübeck since 1994. In 1998, he received the title "Director of Church Music" from the North Elbe Church.

Korrepetition/Partienstudium, Orchester-/Ensembleleitung

Pfund, Romely


Platz, Friedrich, Dr.

Horn, Orchesterstudien

Plücker, Jens

Jens Plücker was born in 1972 in Haan (Rheinland). He received his first horn lessons in 1981 with Stefan Beyer in Essen and continued with Clara Christine Hohorst in 1985. In 1987, he was a young student at Wolfgang Wilhelmi at the Essen Music Academy, before he began his studies in 1991 with Prof. Erich Penzel at the Cologne Music Academy. After temporary jobs at the Remscheid Symphony and the Saarland Radio, Jens Plücker received his first permanent position as Principal Horn Soloist with the Bochum Symphony in 1994. In the same year, he won the Advancement Award at the International Horn Competition in Markneukirchen and 1st Prize at the international competition of the Mozart Society Munich. He was Principal Horn Player of the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg in 1996 and assumed the same position with the NDR Symphony Orchestra in 2002. In addition to his orchestral activities, Jens Plücker appeared as a soloist with the NDR Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, the Philharmonia Hungarica, the Youth Orchestra of Schleswig-Holstein and at the Chamber Music Festival in Hitzacker, to name a few. In July 2015, he played with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Tadaaki Otaka in Kawasaki. Up until 1999, Plücker was a member of Delos Woodwind Quintet, with which he performed at home and abroad and made numerous CD and radio recordings for BR, SWR, WDR and NDR. In 1993, the ensemble won 1st prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Osaka (Japan) and 1994, 1st prize at the German Music Competition. Since 2013 he has been a member of the Chamber Music Ensemble XXI, in which he plays, among others, with Isabel van Keulen and Gustav Rivinius. Since its founding in 2004, Jens Plücker has been a member of NDR Brass, with which he regularly has guest appearances at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. In 2000, he was awarded the Eduard Söring Prize by the City of Hamburg. His concert appearance


Ponce Guevara, Jason Alejandro

Jason Alejandro Ponce Guevara was born in Colombia. He studied piano at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, before joining the class of Prof. Konrad Elser at the MHL in 2005. This was followed by postgraduate studies in piano, which he also successfully completed with Prof. Konrad Elser at the MHL. He then studied at the Academy of Music und Theater Hamburg the Master Program Song Creation in the class of Prof. Burkhard Kehring. As a répétiteur , he worked at the Colombia Opera and at the music festival "Opera and Zarzuela in the Park" in Bogotá. He taught as a piano teacher at the Bogotá Conservatory and currently serves as piano accompanist of vocal classes at the MHL and as accompanist at the Department of music education at the Academy of Music and Theatre Hamburg. In addition, he also teaches piano at the Music and Art School Lübeck. He has performed in Colombia with the Orquesta de Cámara de Caldas, with the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia and most recently with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá. He won the First Prize at the Maritim Music Prize 2010 in Timmerdorfer Beach. As the first-place winner of the competition "Revivamos nuestra música" of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, he participated in a CD production of Colombian traditional music of the 20th century.

Posaune, Nebeninstrument Euphonium, Orchesterstudien

Preu, Joachim

Joachim Preu was born in 1962 in Hamburg. After starting with recorder and piano, his father gave him his old trombone on his 13th birthday. Since the possibility of a young student to get preparatory classed for trombone during his high school years did not exist, he was trained privately by the professors of the Hamburg Academy of Music Prof. Horst Raasch (Trombone/ Principal Trombonist of the NDR Symphony Orchestra), and later by Prof. Joachim Mittelacher (Trombone/Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg) and Prof. Günter Friedrichs (Theory, Ear Training and Composition). After a short time, Joachim Preu was a member of the National Youth Orchestra and other youth orchestras, and he has received several prizes at the competition "Jugend musiziert" (Young Musicians). Even as an 18-year-old, in 1980 he won the audition for the Symphony Orchestra of the North German Broadcasting one year before his graduation. After graduating high school, he filled this position and has since been a member of the NDR Symphony Orchestra and after many years of freelance teaching, he was a lecturer at the Music School Wedel from 1987 to 1995. From 1995 to 1996, he was a visiting professor at the Hamburg Music Academy, where he has taught both trombone as a main subject as well taught the jazz program as a guest lecturer – and since 2004 as a professor. He has been a lecturer at the MHL since 1998.


Preuß, Thomas


Quinn, Gerard

Gerard Quinn was born in Irvine, Scotland of Irish/Scottish parents. He began his vocal studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and with sponsorship from The Peter Moores Foundation , furthered his studies at the National Opera Studio in London and in Vienna with Otto Edelmann.

He made his operatic debut as Rigoletto for English Touring Opera, and in the same year debuts followed at Glyndebourne Festival, Glyndebourne Touring Opera and Buxton Festival Opera. For Welsh National Opera he has sung Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor, Germont La Traviata , Tonio I Pagliacci , Alfio Cavalleria Rusticana and Peter Hansel and Gretel ; for Royal Opera Covent Garden , roles in La Traviata , Don Carlo , I Masnadieri , Cherubin and Les Huguenots ; Bath and Wessex Opera Rigoletto , English Touring Opera Marcello La Boheme and Zurga The Pearl Fishers.

Elsewhere in the U.K. he has sung the title roles in Simone Boccanegra , Nabucco , Don Giovanni , Eugene Onegin and Gianni Schicchi as well as Conte di Luna Il Trovatore, Michele Il Tabarro , Ford Falstaff , Sharpless Madama Butterfly and Conte Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro.

Gerard has worked with many great conductors including Bernard Haitinck, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Sir Alexander Gibson, Sir Charles Groves, Carlo Rizzi and John Mauceri; not forgetting directors who include Elijah Moshinsky, Jonathan Miller, John Copley, John Dew, Tim Alberry, Richard Jones and Sir Peter Hall.

Gerard`s awards include the first Holland Park/American Express Award for Outstanding Operatic Talent for his portrayal of Renato Un Ballo in Maschera and the International Bel Canto Duet Competition Antwerp, with his wife soprano Heather Lorimer.

In the last few years Gerard has been specializing in the roles of Verdi , to date 16 , under the supervision of one of today`s great Verdi conductors, Sir Edward Downes, with whom he has performed Macbeth , Francesco I Masnadieri , Giacomo Giovanna d`Arco and Egberto Aroldo.

He ha

Musiktheorie, Gehörbildung

Ramos Regino, Luis Antonio

Posaune, Nebeninstrument Euphonium

Ranzenberger, Michael

Liturgik (ev.)

Reinke, Stephan A., Dr.

Pop-Gesang, Improvisation

Rex, Britta


Roche, Robert, Prof.

Robert Roche was born in Chicago, USA in 1963. He studied piano with Barbara Lister-Sink and art song accompaniment with Robert Spillmann at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. During this time he participated in a Lied seminar with Jörg Demus, Elly Ameling, and Rudolf Jansen in Munich. In 1985 he furthered his studies with Wilhelm Hecker and in 1988 he received his degree with honors in lied accompaniment at the Musikhochschule in Cologne.

Robert Roche made a name for himself as lied accompanist and coach for vocal classes and master classes with Gerard Souzay, Jessye Norman, Evelyn Lear, Edith Kertesz, Dalton Baldwin, Edda Moser among others. In 1988 he began his work as an opera coach at the Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen. After a two years of working in Nürnberg with Christian Thielemann, he returned to Gelsenkirchen as head of studies, where he worked with famous names such as Anja Harteros and Peter Konwitschny. In 2001 he became head of studies at the Staatsoper in Hannover, where he continued his work with many international stars in the opera world such as Bryn Terfel and Brigitte Fassbaender as well as with conductors such as Marc Albrecht. Beginning in 2002 Robert Roche also taught opera role studies and score reading at the HMTM in Hannover. In April 2015 he accepted the professorship offered to him at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck.

Klarinette, Orchesterstudien, Unterrichtspraxis

Rodenberg, Bernd


Rohmeyer, Hartmut, Prof.

Schulpraktisches Gitarrenspiel, Musiksoftware (Logic)

Rollwage, Markus


Romain, Sophie

Kammermusik, Liedbegleitung

Römhild, Inge-Susann, Prof.

Inge-Susann Römhild studied piano with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the State Academy of Music Hannover, where she taught from 1980 to 1988. Since 1987, she has been Professor of Chamber Music and Song Accompaniment at the MHL. In the early 80s she won the Federal Selection of Young Artists Concerts as pianist twice and with the Beethoven Trio, Ravensburg, founded in 1980, won prizes at the German Music Competition in Bonn and in Colmar and Florence. From 1987 to1998, she was a member of the ensemble 13 Karlsruhe, which is especially dedicated to the contemporary music. As a much in demand as chamber music and duet partner, CD (at cpo) and radio productions along with worldwide concerts tours are inherent parts of her artistic work. She pays particular attention to the promotion of young musicians, especially in the field of chamber music. She has acted as President of the State Music Council Schleswig-Holstein. She also serves on the board of the Foundation Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the board of the German Rectors' Conference of the German Music Academies and on the Foundation Board of the Lübeck Possehl Foundation. Since 1994 she was Rector of MHL and from 2008 to 2014, she led the Academy as a full-time President.

Popularmusik, Jazz, Weltmusik, Orchester-/Ensembleleitung, Musikwissenschaft (Popular)

Ruf, Bernd, Prof.

Bernd Ruf is considered as one of the most famous border-crossers in the German music scene. His main focus is the combination and contrasting of classical, contemporary music, jazz and what is termed world music. As a freelance conductor, he has worked at home and abroad, and has regularly guest-conducted the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra for several years. He creates and directs the annual "Bridges to the Classics" concert for the Händelfestspiele Halle. With the ORF Radio Orchestras in Vienna, he staged a Latin Night and a Tango Night with the Stuttgart Philharmonic. For the jazz icon Joe Lovano, he conducted the premiere of a concerto for saxophone and orchestra at the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival in New York and a rock symphonic tour for the Irish rock poet Chris De Burgh. After his Music Director studies, Bernd Ruf was assistant to Dennis Russell Davies for a few years at the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Salzburg Festival. As an experienced interpreter of contemporary music, he regularly conducts world premieres in close collaboration with composers. Bernd Ruf is the founder and artistic director of the GermanPops Orchestra. The orchestra is specialized in studio productions and live concerts in the Classical Crossover area. In 2002, together with his orchestra, he was nominated for a Grammy in the USA (CD Paquito D'Rivera - The Clarinetist, Volume One). As an instrumentalist and singer, Bernd Ruf works alongside Gregor and Veit Hübner and Karl Albrecht Fischer in the Ensemble Tango Five. For the realization of his cross-border projects, Bernd Ruf has received funding from the Karajan Foundation in Berlin, the Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg, the Goethe Institute and the German Consulate General in New York.

Lehrpraxis Saxophon

Russanowa, Lilija


Ruvolo, Christian

Christian German Ruvolo was born in 1973 in Milan. He studied piano and composition at the Civica Scuola di Musica Milan and at the Conservatory with Andrea Di Renzo and Pippo Molino. In 1993, he won First Prize in the Opera-Correpetition Competition at the Teatro alla Scala di Milano and then worked as a répétiteur at the same theater. In 1997, he earned his piano diploma in his postgraduate course (Artistic Education) at the Freiburg Conservatory of Music with distinction, in 1999, his piano diploma in his postgraduate course (soloist singing) with distinction, as well. Christian German Ruvolo performs both as a soloist and chamber musician in Italy, Germany, France, England, USA, Hong Kong, South Korea and Brazil, including with renowned artists and ensembles such as Sabine Meyer, Barbara Westphal, Christiane Edinger, the trio Di Clarone, Sir Willard White, Noemi Nadelmann, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn and others. He is also very active as an arranger: during regular tours throughout Europe and Brazil, he has presented a series of arrangements for Brazilian folk music for piano and violin. He also recorded the CD series of Descobertas, which includes both unpublished works by classical and popular Brazilian composers as well as his own arrangements for violin and piano. Christian German Ruvolo is a regular guest at major festivals such as the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Oberstdorf International Music Festival, Londrina International Music Festival (Brazil), Ticino Musica (Switzerland) and the Stringfest at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama-Glasgow (Great Britain). He has done many recordings for the SWF, for NDR Klassic music and the Brazilian TV culture. He has been a lecturer at the MHL since June 2000.


Salomon, Eva-Maria

Eva-Maria Salomon is a music and English teacher at the Johanneum in Lübeck (Preparatory high school with music branch), where she directs the school choir (for middle school) and the high school choir. The school choir is available to the students of MHL for the event "Youth Choir Direction" as a practice choir. The high school choir has taken many concert tours, e.g. to Göteburg, Copenhagen, Venice and for 2015/16, an exchange with the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (USA) is planned. In 2013, the choir finished the State Choir Competition Choralle with a score of 23.4 points and "excellent success." Eva-Maria Salomon is the founder of the University Choir of Lübeck and has been at the helm for 17 years. She sings as a soprano soloist in the Viva Voce Lübeck Vocal Ensemble.


Sandberger, Wolfgang, Prof. Dr.

Wolfgang Sandberger, born in 1961, has been Professor of Musicology and Director of the Brahms Institute at the MHL since 1999. He studied music (Violoncello) at the Conservatory of Osnabrück/Hannover Music Academy; after receiving his diploma in 1986 in Musicology, Philosophy and History in Münster and Hamburg (Master’s). He earned his doctorate with a dissertation on "The Bach Image of Philipp Spittas," which was awarded the "Joachim Jungius Society of Sciences" prize. Publications appeared on the history of music in the 17th to 21st century (see list of publications at In addition to the main focus of Brahms's work, the main areas of work are biographical-historical, reception-historical and scientific-historical issues. Sandberger's work is also the teaching of music. Between 1993 and 2003, he was a permanent freelancer with a framework contract with the NDR, with about 150 broadcasts "on air" a year. From 1998 to 1999 he assumed editorial assignments at the WDR in the areas "Old Music" and "Feature". As an author and presenter, he continues to work for various ARD institutions (currently: "Musikstunde," SWR 2, "Klassikforum" WDR 3) and advises various festivals (for example, the Göttinger Händel Festival). Since 2013, he has been project manager of the Brahms-Festival of the MHL. At the heart of the project work is the Brahms Institute at the MHL. Sandberger has worked as project manager for several development projects as well as the DFG project "Brahms- Correspondence Directory" (2006-2009). The digitalization of the collection is currently being carried out by means of the "Leuchtturproprojekt Sponsorship" of the state of Schleswig-Holstein. The current key element: The Indexing of the Partial Estate of Theodor Fürchtegott Kirchner (2015). With the help of the Reemtsma Foundation, the Indexing of the Partial Estate of Joseph Joachim was initiated (July 2016). Sandberger conducted numerous symposia and conferences, including "Bach, Lüb


Schaarschmidt, Isabel

Isabel Schaarschmidt studied at the MHL with KMS Edith Lang and Prof. James Wagner. She completed her opera diploma with the role of Pamina in Mozart's "Magic Flute" and completed her studies in 1998 with the concert exam, which she passed with distinction. She attended master classes with Sena Jurinac, Maria Venuti and Enrico Faccini and worked with conductors such as Erich Wächter, Helmuth Rilling, Max Pomer, Claus Bantzer and Martin Haselböck. Within the scope of her highly active concert activities in Germany and abroad, she has performed in various broadcasting corporations, e.g. NDR, Radio Berlin, Croatian Radio and the BBC, as well as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. Her repertoire includes classical oratorios and songs as well as modern works. In addition, Isabel Schaarschmidt has been lecturing in singing at the MHL since 2001.

Generalbass, Historische Tasteninstrumente, Projekt Alte Musik, Instrumentalensemble

Schnoor, Hans-Jürgen, Prof.

Hans-Jürgen Schnoor – former church music director at the Vicelinkirche Neumünster – is Professor for Harpsichord at the MHL. He performs as a soloist on the harpsichord, pianoforte and the organ in Europe and overseas, but also as a song accompanist and chamber music partner in a large range of various ensembles. Numerous radio recordings in Germany, Poland, Denmark, the Netherlands and the USA document his work. He has also made many recordings of organ and harpsichord works by Bach, Bruhns, Weckmann. He is co-founder and director of the Ensemble Enrico Leone.


Schöttler, Corinna


Schröder, Bernhard M.

elektronische Musik inklusive Künstleriche Leitung des Studios für elektronische Musik

Schubert, Alexander

Alexander Schubert, born in Bremen in 1979, studied computer science and cognitive sciences in Leipzig. At the same time, he was active as a musician and composer in various contexts. After working for a year at the ZKM in Karlsruhe at the Institute of Music and Acoustics, he studied multimedia composition with Georg Hajdu and Manfred Stahnke until 2010 at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. Since then, he has been a Ph.D. student in the field of sensor-based electroacoustic performance, teaches at the MHL and is active as a freelance composer. He is mainly involved with the intersection of acoustic and electronic music, which crosses borders in terms of genre. He has formally recorded live electronic compositions and tape recording are just as much a part of his field as the design of software setups and sensor-based extension of instruments for intuitive operation in an improvised context (e.g., "Weapon of Choice"). A continuing focus is the combination of improvised and recorded music – at both structural and aesthetic levels (e.g., "Superimpose Cycle"). In addition to his work as a composer, he is an improviser in various ensembles, e.g. the electroacoustic free jazz quartet "Ember." Alexander Schubert has contributed to numerous popular projects as a musician, composer and programmer (e.g. for the Wiener Festspielwochen, Berliner Staatsoper, MDR, SWR). He runs the Ahornfelder label for experimental audio and book publications. In 2008, he was invited as a guest artist to the ZKM in Karlsruhe. In 2009, he was awarded the Bourges Residence Prize and was a recipient of the international JTTP competition and received an ICMC scholarship in Montreal. In 2010, he was resident artist at the University of Birmingham and a scholarship holder for the Darmstadt holiday courses. He has received composition commissions from the International Music Institute Darmstadt, the NDR/Ensemble Resonance, the IRCAM Paris and the ensemble Intégrales, to name a few. Many of h

Elementare Musikpädagogik

Schulze, Marno, Prof.

Marno Schulze studied piano and composition in Leipzig as well as music and movement education at the Carl-Orff-Institut of the Salzburg Mozarteum. His long-term musical pedagogical activity has provided him with a broad range of professional experience. He has worked at music schools, in kindergartens and in further education for teachers, educators and social pedagogues. Marno Schulze performed various lectures and directed the "Elementary Music Pedagogy" department at Lausitz University of Applied Sciences in Cottbus. The co-operation and the development of his own projects are a focus of his educational activities ("Klangwelten": a soundscape project with pupils of the Jahngymnasium Rathenow/"Ohrwurm-Labor": where students write their own songs, etc.). In his Elementary Music and Movement Theater, he integrates language, sound and movement into an expressive overall concept ("Pierrot lunaire": moving sounds according to texts by Albert Giraud / "OPERAtionICH" - experimental design with identities). As a chorus and piano teacher, Marze Schulze continually looks beyond his field of expertise and can interactively make use of impulses.


Schumacher, Katharina

Orchesterstudien Violoncello

Schwarz, Hans-Christian

Hans-Christian Schwarz, born in 1966, completed his studies with Prof. Rudolf Gleissner (Stuttgart), as well as cello class by Prof. Wolfgang Boettcher (Berlin), where he completed his concert exam with distinction. During his studies he gained experience at international festivals and master classes, inter alia, André Navarra, Natalia Gutman, Boris Pergamenschikow, Arto Noras, Heinrich Schiff, Leonard Bernstein, the Beaux Arts Trio, the Melos and the Amadeus Quartet and was an award winner at the “10th Concorso Internationale di Musica da Camera" in Trapani. Broadcast recordings as well as extensive chamber music and solo activity followed. Hans-Christian Schwarz developed a broad repertoire, which encompasses almost all chamber music genres and formations. Several works by contemporary composers were premiered and dedicated to him. In addition to his position as 1st cello soloist of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Hansestadt Lübeck, which he has performed since 1994, he plays regularly as a soloist with various orchestras. In 2004, he was awarded the Furtwängler Advancement Award by the Orchesterfreunde Association of the Hansestadt Lübeck. Hans-Christian Schwarz is especially active in the promotion of young cellists and is a lecturer at the MHL.

Theologie (ev.)

Schwarze, Bernd, Dr.

Bernd Schwarze, was born in Lübeck in 1961 and grew up there. He studied Protestant Theology in Hamburg. In 1990, he completed a doctoral program with a research project on religious motifs in popular music. From 1992 to 1995, he was a research assistant at the Institute for Practical Theology at the University of Hamburg, and at the same time ,a lecturer in homiletics, liturgy, religion and culture. In 1996, he completed his doctorate as Doctor of Theology. He achieved his vicariate in Timmendorfer Strand and has been working as a pastor in municipal church duties in Lübeck since 1998. He has served the church with projects in St. Marien and St. Petri for twelve years. Since March 2012, he has held a full rectorate for the artistic and business management of the Culture and University Church St. Petri. In the course of his activity in Lübeck, Bernd Schwarze has conducted a whole series of experimental events directed at different target groups (Lübecker Woche der Engel, Adventsleuchten, Volksfestgottesdienst, Stadt-Osterfrühstück, Petrivisionen) and in 2004, he initiated the inauguration of the Cultural Church of St. Petri to the University and Higher Education Church. He has been and remains artistically active in the musical areas rock, pop and jazz (drums, songwriting), theater and literature. He is a member of various research groups of popular culture and urban and cultural church work. Since 2000, he has been a lecturer in Protestant Theology at the MHL in the ecumenical program in Church Music.


Sepec, Daniel, Prof.

Daniel Sepec studied in his native city of Frankfurt with Dieter Vorholz and in Vienna with Gerhard Schulz. He also attended masterclasses with Sándor Végh and the Alban Berg Quartet. He received a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation and the Alban Berg Foundation, Vienna. Since 1993, Daniel Sepec has been concertmaster with The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, with which he also appears regularly as a soloist. He has recorded two CDs with the orchestra featuring works by Johann Sebastian Bach as well as Antonio Vivaldi’s ›Four Seasons‹, on which he also directed himself. He has also appeared several times as guest concertmaster with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (including a tour with Claudio Abbado), Camerata Academica Salzburg and the Ensemble Oriol Berlin. As a soloist he has performed with the Academy of Ancient Music under Christopher Hogwood, the Vienna Academy of Music under Martin Haselböck and the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées under Philippe Herreweghe.

Attracted by the rich expressive variety of Baroque music, Daniel Sepec devotes an increasing amount of time to the Baroque violin. Hence he frequently appears as concertmaster with the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock, which plays on original instruments. His CD recording of H. I. F. Biber’s Rosary Sonatas received the German Record Critics’ Award. Daniel Sepec is the only musician to date to have recorded a CD on a rediscovered violin formerly belonging to Ludwig van Beethoven together with pianist Andreas Staier.

As a member of the Arcanto Quartet, he has made recordings of the Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, Bartók and Dutilleux string quartets, as well as Schubert’s String Quartet.

From September 2010 until July 2014, he was professor at the School of Music in Basle. In 2014, he was offered a professorship at Lübeck University of Music.

In his spare time he occupies himself with the unfulfillable dream of electric guitar and violins with blue arcs.


Serban, Catalin

The Romanian pianist Catalin Serban has lived in Berlin since 1997.

In Bucharest he received his formal musical education at "George Enescu Music College".

Catalin Serban studied in Berlin at the University of Arts with the professors Martin Hughes and László Simon and and at „Musikhochschule Lübeck“ with Prof. Konrad Elser and he was a scholarship holder of "Paul Hindemith Gesellschaft", of the University of the Arts Berlin and of the „Marie-Louise Stiftung Lübeck“.

He participated in master classes of famous professors such as Claude Frank, Georgy Sebok, Pascal Devoyon, Theodor Paraschivesco, Elena Lapitskaja.

At the age of eighteen, when he started his piano studies at the University of the Arts in Berlin, C. Serban was already the first prize winner of some major national music competitions in Romania. He is also a laureate at the International Competition in Senigallia, Italy and he was awarded by the third prize and the prize for the best interpretation of a modern composition at the international Bremen Piano Competition.

Catalin Serban gives concerts in Germany, Romania, Italy, France and Switzerland as a soloist in recitals and concerts with orchestra. He is also a Lied-accompanist and chamber musician.

He has a very particular affinity with romantic composers but he "prefers a very clear and at the same time sensitive interpretation of the musical score, without neglecting special lyrical aspects and brilliance of Chopin´s music" (Grigore Constantinescu, chairman of the Romanian association of music critics).

With reference to another concert the same music critic spoke very highly of "his very expressive and complex way of playing the piano which led to a deep understanding of M. Ravel's music".

The newspaper "Badische Zeitung" praised him for his "technically outstanding Mozart interpretation" as a "highly talented performer". About his interpretation of Mozart's piano concerto KV 466 one could read, "Serban's style of playing the quick runs showed his b


Sobirey, Wolf-Hagen, Prof.

Drum-Set, Improvisations-Ensemble

Sonntag, Oliver


Stellmacher, Vera-Carina

Vera-Carina Stellmacher was born in Kiel. From the age of six, she received piano lessons from her father, Prof. Manfred Fock. During her school years, she won many awards in competitions such as Jugend musiziert, the Grotrian Steinweg competition and the international competition of Stresa (Italy). In 1990, she began her studies at the MHL, where she completed the courses of general artistic training, music education and school music, and subsequently successfully completed her concert exams. In the course of her studies, she attended master classes with Teresa Manasterska, Yara Bernette, Jürgen Uhde, James Tocco and Andreij Jasinski. Concert tours took her to France, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Canada, New Zealand and the South Seas. Between 1992 and 1996 she was a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation. In 1995, she was one of the prize winners of the Lübeck Possehl Competition. She has been involved in several television and radio productions and recorded a CD with the violinist Natalia Prischepenko. In 1999, Vera-Carina Stellmacher received a lectureship at the Hamburg Conservatory in the subject of Song Accompaniment and Correpetition. In 2001, an additional lectureship followed at the MHL in the subject piano.

Schulpraktisches Klavierspiel, Tonsatzbegleitendes Klavierspiel, Klavierimprovisation

Ster, Axel, Dr.

Axel Ster was born in Sande in 1968. As a young musician, he won several prizes at Jugend Musiziert, the Hamburg Steinway Competition and the Hamburg LTM Competition. In 1986 he received the Schleswig-Holstein Youth Culture Award. From 1990 onwards, he studied at the Detmold, Vienna and Lübeck Music Academies and received degrees in musical theory, piano music training, the artistic diploma in piano and successfully completed his first and second state exams in school music. Further education in the field of jazz led him to the United States at the California State University Fullerton. In 1997, he was a lecturer in music theory at the Hong Academy of Performing Arts. Axel Ster was a member of the Institute for Music Therapy at the Hamburg University of Music and Theater in 2006 and published several scientific papers on music therapy. He was lecturer in the field of music therapy at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. As a pianist, Axel Ster has performed concerts at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and for the Goethe Institute San Francisco, performed the concerto for the commented concerts of the piano work of Arnold Schönberg and Beethoven's Piano Sonatas. In the field of jazz, he works with Nils Landgren and has performed several times at Jazz Baltica, among others, with the OGT Big Band. Axel Ster has been developing projects with jazz and classical music for the Goethe-Institut Tokyo since 2005 and as guest lecturer, supervises the Big Band at the Tokyo Hosei University. Since 1998 he has been a lecturer of music at the Baltic-Gymnasium Timmendorfer Strand. In 1999, he founded the big band of the Baltic Sea Gymnasium (OGT Big Band), with whom he has done several concert tours taking him to Sweden, Japan and the USA. At the MHL, Axel Ster teaches applied piano playing, improvisation, jazz piano, and texture accompanied piano.

Violoncello, Kammermusik

Svane, Troels, Prof.

Troels Svane studied with David Geringas at the Musikhochschule Lübeck, Germany. He graduated from the soloist class with distinction and the highest grade in all subjects. Furthermore he was taught by Anner Bylsma, Frans Helmerson, Ralph Kirshbaum, György Ligeti, Yo-Yo Ma, Siegfried Palm, Boris Pergamenschikow, Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniil Shafran, Paul Tortelier and the Amadeus Quartet.

After high school he was appointed co-principal cellist of the Copenhagen Philharmonic at the age of 18. He won prizes at national and international competitions and received numerous scholarships. As a soloist he has performed with most Danish orchestras and with orchestras in England, Germany, Holland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Switzerland.

As a recitalist and member of the Copenhagen Trio and the Menuhin Festival Piano Quartet, Troels Svane played concerts all over Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and the United States. He performed with Yuri Bashmet, Wolfgang Boettcher, Thomas Brandis, Zakhar Bron, Ana Chumachenco, Ulf Hoelscher, Karl Leister, Sabine Meyer and Thomas Zehetmair.

He has recorded more than 40 CDs including the complete works for cello and piano by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Reger.

Troels Svane was the assistant to David Geringas for 11 years before he was appointed professor for violoncello at the Musikhochschule Lübeck in 2004. Furthermore he has a cello class at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin. He has given masterclasses in Australia, Asia, Ukraine, South America and in numerous European countries and was a jury member at international competitions.

His students were prize winners at prestigious competitions (ARD, Feuermann, Geneva, Isang Yun, Rostropovich, Tchaikovsky) and members of renowed chamber music ensembles and orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.


Sørensen, Mikkel Møller

Orgel, Klavierbegleitung

Tcherepanov, Sergej

Sergej Tcherepanov was born in Kasachstan (Sowiet Union) 1967. Studied musics in Moscow at the Tchaikowsky-Conservatorium. Among his teachers were Prof. Victor Merzhanow (Piano) and Natalia Gureewa (Organ). He took part in masterclasses for Organ and Harpsichord, performed ancient music with Alexei Lubimow and baroque-ensembles, worked for Organperfornance with Alexander Fiseisky. In 1996, he followed organstudies at the Music Academy in Lübeck with Prof. Martin Haselböck and in Hamburg 2000-2002 with Prof. Wolfgang Zerer. Focussing on the perfornance of Baroque Music on historical keyboard instruments, he took part in masterclasses with Andrea Marcon, Harald Vogel and Martin Böcker (Stade, Germany). Prizes: "Possehl-Prize" in Lübeck 1997, special Prize in Pretoria 1998, "Fugato"- Prize (Bad Homburg, Germany) 1999, Prize from "Arp-Schnitger-Gesellschaft" 2000. S.T. was Organist on the Arp-Schnitger-Organ in Steinkirchen ( Altes Land, Germany), now teaching Organ at the Lübeck Music Academy.


Teofilova, Mira

Violoncello, Kammermusik

Tischbirek, Ulf, Prof.

Ulf Tischbirek was born in 1955 in Düsseldorf / Germany and attended his cello study at the university of musik in Hannover where he graduated with Prof. Klaus Storck. This was followed by a postgraduated study with Prof. Radu Aldulescu (Nizza / Rom ).

After a number of years of playing as 1st cello soloist at the State Theatre Braunschweig he is now, since 1986, professor for cello and chamber music at the university of music in Lübeck. He was a prize winner at numerous musical competitions. His concerts and various radio and television recordings as a soloist and performer of chamber music have led him throughout the world. Ulf Tischbirek is being continuingly highly demanded as a teacher at international master classes as well as a member of the juries at musical competitions.


Toda-Schwarz, Tamami


Trojok, Karolina


Tsepkova, Inessa

Inessa Tsepkova studied piano at the Moscow Conservatory. She completed her concert exam, as well as Piano Pedagogy and Correpetition with distinction. After completing her studies, she joined the Tchaikovsky Conservatory as a correpititor for singing and choral conducting classes. She has lived in Germany since 1997. She performs as a soloist as well as with international artists in chamber music formation. Since 2003 she has had a lectureship at the MHL as a correpititor.


Ueberschär, Claas

Claas Ueberschär studied at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen and as a recipient of the DAAD Scholarship, attended the New School and Mannes College New York as a scholarship to the. At the end of the 1990s he moved to Hamburg, where he has since been actively involved in the jazz scene. He directed his own bands and was a guest on a variety of projects. As a student and ensemble member, he has also worked with numerous musicians from the soul, pop and hip hop genres – most recently, with Gary Thomas, the Sinfonia Baltica, with Kurtis Blow, The Supremes, Rocko Schamoni, Annett Louisan and Roger Cicero, to name just a few. In 2016, his second album "bli" was released with his current quartet claasue4.


Uhl, Manuela, Prof.

Manuela Uhl studied in Salzburg and Zurich. Soon the soprano was a constant guest at international concert podiums. She has performed with orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, the Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi and the New Japan Philharmonic Tokyo, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Suntoryhall Tokyo, the Disney Hall Los Angeles, the concert hall in the Forbidden City of Beijing, the Golden Hall Vienna, the Cultural Center Hong Kong, the Gasteig Munich and many more. Since 2011, after many years of permant engagement at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, she now performs independently and is one of the most sought-after interpreters of the works of Strauss and Wagner internationally. Worldwide, she sings the great soprano roles of the youthful-dramatic discipline. Renowned conductors such as Thielemann, Chailly, Pappano, Dudamel, Nagano, Bychkov, de Burgos, Weigle and Cobos regularly work with her in Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Budapest, Vienna, Amsterdam and Tokyo. She has been heard on a great number of radio and television broadcasts and has published numerous CDs and DVDs. Manuela Uhl has been a professor at the MHL since 2014.


Unger, Johannes

Korrepetition Partienstudium

Veit, Matthias

Matthias Veit studied piano with Gernot Kahl, singing with Susanne Korzuscheck and Peter Elkus and was soon well regarded as a song and instrumental accompanist. After master classes with Ralf Gothòni, Christoph Eschenbach and Dinorah Varsi, several awards and scholarships, he began his a great many concert activities in Germany and abroad. In 1992, he received the Gundula-Janowitz Prize of the International Schubert Competition Graz. Subsequently, a wide array of activities followed: interpretive courses with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the Liederabend with Franz Grundheber, invitations to renowned international festivals (Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Edinburgher Festspiele, etc.) and concerts as a song and instrumental partner of Giora Feidman, Angela Denoke, Markus Schäfer, Andreas Schmidt, Hanna Schwarz, to name a few. Since 1995, he has been playing with Henning Lucius in their piano duo and also performs as a vocal soloist. Since 1996, he has been invited as a master class lecturer to international festivals, such as international festival in Savonlinna (Finland). He regularly performs accompanying at competitions, among others, as an official accompanist at the ARD Competition Munich. He has taught at the Universities of Hamburg (interim professorship 1997 to 1999), Bremen (2001 to 2003), Lübeck (since 1999) and Rostock (since 2006). Numerous radio, CD and TV productions attest to his skill and versatility.


Veskovic, Stefan

E-Bass, Soulensemble, Musiktheorie (Popular)

Vogel, Susanne

elektronische Musik

von Frantzius, Martin


von Sychowski, Gaja, Prof. Dr. phil. habil.

Gaja von Sychowski, born in 1974 in Wesel, studied German Philology, Literature, and Education at the Gerhard Mercator University of Duisburg (GMU) from 1993 to 2001 and completed her First State Examination for Teaching at high schools and comprehensive schools. In 2005, she received her doctorate with her thesis subject "Logos in Silence and Speech – Studies within the Context of Language and Education,” at the GMU, as well. She received a graduate scholarship for this. At the Bocholt Study Seminar, she completed an internship from 2005 to 2007 and completed her Second State Examination for Teaching at high schools and comprehensive schools in the subjects German and Pedagogy. From 2007 to 2012 she was a research assistant in the "General Systematic Pedagogy" at the Institute for Vocational Education and Training of the Fakultät für Bildungswissenschaften at the University of Duisburg Essen (UDE). There she was qualified in 2011 with her thesis on "Gender and Education – Beiträge der Gender-Theorie zur Grundlegung einer Allgemeinen Pädagogik“ following Judith Butler and Richard Hönigswald." In the Summer Semester of 2012, she had a guest professorship for Educational Science at the Institute for Educational Science at the Faculty of Philosophy and Education at the University of Vienna. During the Winter Term 2012/2013, she represented the professorship "General Systematic Education" at the Institute for Vocational Education and Training of the Faculty of Education at the UDE. Since the Summer Semester of 2013, she has been a professor of Educational Science at the MHL. Her research focuses include neo-Kantianism, deconstructivism and post-structuralism in the general systematic pedagogy (Theories of Education and Training).


Weber, Jürgen R.

Violine, Kammermusik

Weber, Elisabeth, Prof.

Since her debut at the Ivo Pogorelich Festival in 1993, the thuringian-born violinist has appeared with many orchestras in Germany, throughout Europe, as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

Elisabeth Weber has been a regular guest at international music festivals, such as Budapest, Schleswig-Holstein and Warsaw.

As an especially active chamber musician, she has been performing in many different ensembles, collaborating with musicians such as Tabea Zimmermann, Boris Pergamenschikow, Isabelle Faust and Gustav Rivinius, or in rare combinations, as for instance together with the cymbalist Luigi Gaggero.

She is member of the Eisler Quartet (founded in 2006) as well as the Orphelian string quartet which performs on period instruments.

Elisabeth Weber concerts have taken her to various great halls such as the Wigmore Hall, the Gewandhaus and the Concertgebouw.

After starting her musical education at the special school of music "Schloss Belvedere" in Weimar she continued her studies with Antje Weithaas and David Takeno in Berlin and London in combination with many master classes.

Since then she has been devoting herself to a vast and varied repertoire and to new ideas, especially in terms of contemporary music as well as the historic approach of playing on period instruments.

Several CD’s published by Ars Musici (solo) and CAvi-music (Eisler-Quartet together with the clarinettist Wolfgang Meyer) demonstrate her variety of playing.

In 2006 she was appointed professor at the Musikhochschule Lübeck.

Klarinette, Fachdidaktik, Orchesterstudien, Kammermusik

Wehle, Reiner, Prof.

Reiner Wehle, born in 1954 in Kiel, Germany, studied the clarinet with Hans Deinzer in Hannover and Guy Deplus in Paris. In the course of his career, he has been awarded numerous international prizes, for example at competitions in Prague, Colmar, Martigny, Toulon and at the ARD Competition in Munich. In 1979 he was winner of the First Prize at the “Deutscher Musikwettbewerb” in Bonn.

Reiner Wehle has held engagements in various prestigious orchestras including the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (with Sergio Celibidache) and the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra at Hannover. He is a member of the “Lucerne Festival Orchestra”, playing under the direction of Claudio Abbado.

As a soloist, he has performed with many orchestras in a host of different countries (e.g. the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hannover, and the Tivoli Orchestra of Copenhagen, amongst others).

He is an active chamber musician and has played worldwide with the Trio di Clarone, the Bläserensemble Sabine Meyer, the Ensemble Kontraste and the Trio Integral.

Reiner Wehle has made several CD recordings on the EMI Classics, Thorofon, ambitus and Novalis labels. He has twice received the highly acclaimed “Echo Prize” for the CD of the year (1999 and 2000).

Since 1992, he has held a professorship at the “Musikhochschule Lübeck” together with his wife, Sabine Meyer. As well as giving a large number of masterclasses in different countries (e.g. in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, China, Bulgaria and Israel), he has been a jury member at numerous highlyranked music competitions.

Viola, Kammermusik

Westphal, Barbara, Prof.

German violist Barbara Westphal was the top prize winner at the 1983 Munich International Viola Competition and was awarded the prestigious Busch Prize the same year. She concertizes worldwide as a soloist and a chamber musician and has recorded extensively. She has been a guest artist at many international music festivals, such as Santa Fe, New Mexico; Sarasota, Florida; Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and Incontri in Terra di Siena, among many others. In 1981 she won the International String Quartet Competition in Colmar, France, with the Delos String Quartet. She is currently a member of the Trio da Salo (with Ani Kavafian and Gustav Rivinius) and the Bartholdy String Quintett (with Anke Dill, Ulf Schneider, Volker Jacobsen and Gustav Rivinius).

She is professor of viola in Lübeck, Germany. Many violists from her class have filled positions of the international music scene.

Deutsch für ausländische Studierende

Weyland, Gunda

Gunda Weyland studied German, English and Pedagogy in Hamburg (teaching post, completion of both state examinations) and taught at high schools in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein as well as at the Lübecker Abendschule. From 1989 to 2005, she was a lecturer at the Hamburg Vocational Training Institute and since then has also been a teacher at a Hamburger Aufbaugymnasium. She also worked as a lecturer for English at the Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein (1991-2000). Since 2002 Gunda Weyland also offers German courses at many levels.

Nebeninstrument Englischhorn, Rohrbau

Wiedenhoff, Martin

Klavier, Angewandtes Klavierspiel

Wiencke, Clemens

Theatertheorie und -geschichte

Winkmann, Knut


Winter, Matthias

Partiturspiel, Korrepetition/Partienstudium

Winterson, Alexander

liturgische Fächer, theologische Information, Orgelkunde

Wulf, Hans-Jürgen


Yamada, Yoko


Zehnder, Christine

Christine Zehnder studied Elementary Music and Dance Education at the Orff Institute of the University of Music and Performing Arts "Mozarteum" in Salzburg and Music Therapy at the Psychological Institute of the University of Salzburg. For 14 years, she worked as a lecturer for Music and Dance Education in Social and Curative Education and Behavioral Training for group leaders at the Orff Institute. At the same time, she studied Supervision at the University of Salzburg and worked as a freelance musicologist and supervisor. Since 2001, she has been working as a supervisor/coach (DGSv) and a music therapist (practitioner of psychotherapy) and as a lecturer at various institutions. In addition, since the Summer Semester of 2014, she has held a lecturer position for Project Supervision, which is offered for EMP training and is open to all future music and instrumentalist educators. In Project Supervision, she supports the students in the reflection of their practical implementation in the classroom in different institutions outside the Academy.

Musiktheorie, Gehörbildung, Werkanalyse

Zipfel, Erasmus, Prof.

Erasmus Zipfel was born in 1955 in Breslau (Poland). He studied composition and music theory at Roland Ploeger in Lübeck. In 1978, he received a teaching position – since 2009 he has been an Honorary Professor – for Music Theory at the MHL. Since 1976, he has been dedicated to painting. Since 1994, he has been very involved in computer music.