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Fachdidaktik darstellendes Spiel

Albert, Sven

Fachdidaktik Klavier, Klavier

Aust, Manfred, Prof.

In 2004, at the age of 28, Manfred Aust became professor of piano at the MHL – at the time the youngest professor at a German Universities of Music. During his studies with Professors Josef Anton Scherrer (Cologne), Christopher Elton (London), Annerose Schmidt (Berlin) and Gilead Mishory (Freiburg), Manfred Aust was a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation. He received further artistic impulses from Detlef Kraus, Helena Sá e Costa, Rudolf Kehrer and Jacques Rouvier._x000a_As a prizewinner of national and international competitions, he began a varied and intensive concert career early on, which has taken him as far as the Far East. He plays as a soloist with renowned conductors and orchestras and has appeared at festivals such as the Rheingau Music Festival. "Mature class" is a typical press verdict on his playing, on the occasion of a piano recital of Reger's Bach Variations, the critic noted: "There are no unsolvable tasks for Aust." Radio recordings of his playing are available on several German stations._x000a_After studying historical keyboard instruments with Prof. Dr. Robert Hill in Freiburg, Manfred Aust appeared as a harpsichordist, for example, with the Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach. Numerous graduates of his piano class at the MHL have won prizes at national and international competitions (Munich, Schwerin, Rome, Val Tidone, Crete etc.) and have been awarded many scholarships and special prizes. They perform internationally as successful artists and are active as pedagogues in the field of young artists as well as in higher education._x000a_Manfred Aust is also involved in the training of highly talented young pianists. This includes special master classes. His pupils and young students have won prizes in many competitions for young talent, e.g. the International Carl Maria von Weber Competition Dresden, the Steinway Competition Hamburg, the International Piano Competition Jugend in Essen as well as the German National Competition Jugend musiziert (numerous 1st prizes). As an internationally sought-after teacher, Manfred Aust gives master classes in Germany and abroad, including in Poland, Japan, China and Indonesia. He is a regular juror at competitions.

Fachdidaktik Viola, Fachdidaktik Violine

Bach, Cornelia


Bartels, Daniela, Dr.

Daniela Bartels studied music and english for the teaching profession at grammar schools at the University of Music and Drama and the University of Hanover. She spent a semester abroad at the University of Otago in New Zealand. In 2009, she completed her studies with the 1st state examination for the office of Studienrätin and went to Berlin. From 2009 to 2013, she worked there first as a trainee teacher and finally as a music and English teacher at the music-emphasised Clay School. She focused on band and choir work._x000a_From 2013 to 2017, Daniela Bartels taught as a research assistant at the FRANZ LISZT University of Music in Weimar. At the same time, she founded and directed the pop/jazz choir "zimmmt" in Berlin, in which all singers are enabled to participate artistically to this day. From 2017 to 2019, she was an academic councillor in "Aesthetic Education" at the University of Cologne. Her dissertation thesis "Musikpraxis und ein gutes Leben - Welchen Wert haben ethische Konzeptionen für die Musikpädagogik?" was published by Wißner-Verlag in 2018. From 2019 to 2022, Daniela Bartels taught as a visiting professor at the UdK Berlin._x000a_Her research interests are the "Philosophy of Music Education" and the linking of theory and practice in music education. In September 2019, she published the first episode of her podcast "Mehr als Töne - Musikpädagogik und Gesellschaft", in which people from different worlds of music education have their say.
Podcast "More than Sounds"

Ensemble Alte Musik

Belder, Pieter Jan

Pieter-Jan Belder studied recorder with Ricardo Kanji at the Royal Conservatium of The Hague, and harpsichord with Bob van Asperen at the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatorium. He has persued a flourishing career as harpsichordist, clavichord player, organist, forte-pianist and recorder player. He has appeared at many international festivals, such as the Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, the Berlin Musikfest, the Festival van Vlaanderen, the Festival Potsdam Sans Souci, Bremen Musikfest and the Leipzig Bachfest._x000a_He regularly plays solo recitals, and is also very much in demand as a continuo player with such ensembles as the, The Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Camarata Trajectina, Bach Collegium Japan, Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam, and the Netherlands Bach Society, and has been working with conductors such as Frans Brüggen, Ton Koopman, Masaaki Suzuki, Jos van Veldhoven and Philippe Herreweghe, amongst others. Belder has also accompanied soloists such as Johannette Zomer, Nico van der Meel, Harry van der Kamp, Sigiswald Kuijken, Rémy Baudet and Wilbert Hazelzet. Belder conducts his own ensemble Musica Amphion._x000a_In 1997 Pieter-Jan Belder was awarded the third prize at the Hamburg NDR Music Prize harpsichord competition. In 2000 he was winner of the Leipzig Bach harpsichord competition. In 2005 he made his debut as a conductor in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and was since then regularly conducting productions with soloists such as Michael Chance and Sarah Connolly (Dido & Aeneas) and the choir Collegium Vocale Gent. He has made over 130 CD recordings, most of them solo and chamber music productions. Since 1999 Belder has worked on his integral recording of the Scarlatti keyboard sonatas, which was released in 2007. Since then he has recorded Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier along with the complete harpsichord works by Rameau and Soler. Recently Brilliant released two volumes with harpsichord music from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book and a recording of the Kenner und Liebhaber series by C.P.E. Bach, recorded on the fortepiano and the clavichord. Belder has also recorded several orchestral and chamber-music productions with Musica Amphion: Telemann’s Tafelmusik, the complete works of Corelli, Bach’s Brandenburg concertos, Bach’s concertos for 2, 3 & 4 harpsichords, and the complete chamber music of Purcell._x000a_Pieter-Jan Belder is currently working on recordings of works by Handel, C.P.E. Bach, The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book and J.S. Bach in a series called Bach in Context. This series is in corporation with Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam on the label Etcetera. Belder’s new recording of Bach’s Goldbergvariations has recently been released on Brilliant Classics. He is currently working as a duopartner with violinist Rie Kimura with whom he recorded the complete violin works by C.P.E. Bach.

Kontrabassposaune (Nebeninstrument), Orchesterstudien Posaune

Bender, Thomas

Bühnentanz, Körpertraining

Benninghoven, Ulla

Flöte, Orchesterstudien Flöte

Biermann, Thomas

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. 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. Since 2002 he has been a lecturer for Piano and Correpetition at the MHL.

Angewandtes Klavierspiel, Klavier, Pop-Klavier

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.

Fachdidaktik Oboe

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 Christophorus 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.


Callies, Christoph


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


Carsten, Christian

Christian Carsten studied musical theatre directing in Hamburg. He was assistant director at the Saarländisches Staatstheater in Saarbrücken and at the Hanover State Opera, where he worked with directors such as Barrie Kosky, Luk Perceval and Anna Viebrock. Collaboration with directors such as Philipp Himmelmann, Christof Nel and Monique Wagemakers brought him several times to the Opéra National de Lorraine and the Nederlandse Reisopera Enschede, but also to the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Angers Nantes Opéra, the Graz Opera and the Opéra de Nice, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Semperoper Dresden. From 2003 to 2005 he was a scholarship holder at the Akademie Musiktheater Heute._x000a_In Hamburg he staged "Hansel and Gretel 2000", his version of "La Bohème" at the Nederlandse Reisopera Enschede toured the Netherlands and England and played at the Festival Classique in The Hague. With productions such as an Offenbach double bill or Handel's "Aci, Galatea e Polifemo", with Schönberg's "Pierrot lunaire" or Henry Purcell's "King Arthur", he explored various forms of music theatre between comedy and tragedy._x000a_He staged Mozart's "The Gardener's Wife for Love" at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival and most recently worked at the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse._x000a_Since the winter semester 2019/20, he has held a lectureship for scenic presentation at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. Since the winter semester 2021/22, he has also been a lecturer for scenic work in the field of music theatre at the MHL.

Orchesterstudien Oboe

Costa e Sousa, Guilherme Filipe

Improvisation, liturgisches Orgelspiel, Orgel

Danksagmüller, Franz, Prof.

Composer and organist Franz Danksagmüller unites a broad musical spectrum in his innovative projects, compositions and live electronics performances. His work continually fathoms the links between historic and contemporary music, between classical musical instruments and their modern electronic counterparts. In his genre-spanning and interdisciplinary projects, Franz Danksagmüller works in collaboration with scientists and diverse artistic personalities._x000a_His latest projects combine his own compositions with visualisations and film recordings. Franz Danksagmüller performs as a soloist and as part of various musical ensembles, and gives guest performances at leading concert halls and international festivals._x000a_Franz Danksagmüller studied organ, composition and electronic music in Vienna, Linz, Saarbrucken and Paris. His teachers include Michael Radulescu, Daniel Roth, Erich Urbanner and Karlheinz Essl. He was awarded an Appreciation Award from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research in 1994, and he has won prizes at various international music competitions. Since 2005, he is Professor of Organ and Improvisation at the University of Music Lübeck. He acts as a juror at distinguished organ competitions, including Haarlem, Alkmaar, Lübeck and St. Albans. Since 2015, he is a visiting professor at the Xi'an Conservatory of Music in China, and from September 2018, he will be a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.


Dethleffsen, Bendix


De Troyer, Jana


Diaz Martinez, Adrian, Prof.

Adrian Diaz Martinez was born in Madrid and received his basic music education in his hometown. In 2017, he completed his music studies with Marie-Luise Neunecker at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin with a Master's degree. The young horn player can already look back on an international orchestral career. At the age of 16, he was already accepted into the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and played in the Konzerthausorchester Berlin during his studies. _x000a_As a low horn player, he has been a full-time member of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra since 2014 and of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra since 2019. Diaz Martinez has collaborated with numerous well-known orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Capella Andrea Barca. He also performs at renowned festivals such as the Zermatt Festival and the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. _x000a_In 2017 he won the Second Prize and the Audience Award at the "International Horn Competition Citta di Porcia". In 2020, he was awarded Third Prize at the prestigious International Mozart Competition in Salzburg. _x000a_Since 2017 he has been teaching horn at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and from 2020 at the Brass Academy Alicante. He also gives master classes at universities throughout Europe and occasionally lectures in Korea and Japan. In 2018, Diaz Martinez released his first CD entitled "Avantgarde". Together with pianist Ikuko Odai, he presents rarely heard pieces for horn and piano by Hermann Neuling, Francis Poulenc, Jan Koetsier and Jane Vignery. This year, the duo plans to release another album entitled "Manu Scriptum"._x000a_In 2021, Diaz Martinez has been appointed professor of horn at the Musikhochschule Lübeck.


Dobler, Fabian

Fachdidaktik, Mediendidaktik, Musikpädagogik

Drese, Carl Philipp

Fachdidaktik Harfe, Harfe, Kammermusik Harfe, Orchesterstudien Harfe

Dreyer, Gesine, Prof.

Gesine Dreyer studied harp at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg with Prof. Julie Raines and Prof. Maria Graf. She visited master classes with Susanna Mildonian and Ursula Holliger. After a fixed-time contract with the Frankfurter Oper und Museum Orchester, she was solo harpist of the Philharmonic_x000a_Orchestra Kiel from 1994 to 2001. Since then she is living with her family in Hamburg and is both professor at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin and teaches the harp class at the MHL. Her students won prizes in national and international competitions such as the national competition "Jugend musiziert" or the competitions in Szeged, Porto, Wales. They take part in the federal and state youth orchestras as well as the SHMF and EUY orchestras._x000a_Additionally Gesine Dreyer works as freelancing harpist with orchestras like Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Ensemble Resonanz, the Hamburg State Opera and other orchestras. She also performs as a chamber musician, for example with colleagues from the MHL.

Orchesterstudien Viola, Viola

Eckels, Lena, Prof.

Lena Eckels was born in Detmold (Germany) and at the age of ten, she began to play the viola. She studied with Prof. Barbara Westphal and Prof. Lars-Anders Tomter. As a soloist, she has won the GWK Förderpreis 2004 and the 1st prize at the Brahms Competition 2005 (Pörtschach, Austria). Lena attended master classes with Kim Kashkashian, Yuri Bashmet and Nobuko Imai among others. She has been a member of the Swiss-German Amaryllis Quartet for 10 years. The quartet has won the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2011 and appeared regularly in concert series and festivals including the Lucerne Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, The Chelsea Music Festival (NYC, USA), The Huntington Estate Music Festival Australia, Schwetzinger Festspiele and has performed in Viennas Musikverein, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Wigmore Hall and the Melbourne Recital Centre. The group won the Jürgen Ponto Kammermusikpreis 2012, the highest endowed award for chamber music in Germany and was awarded with an ECHO Klassik for the recording "White“. _x000a_Lena Eckels is a member of the German-Israeli "Else Ensemble“ – a young ensemble that collaborates regularly with diplomatic and multi-cultural institutions and initiates innovative, cross-disciplinary concerts._x000a_In 2018 Lena was appointed professor of viola at the Musikhochschule Lübeck (Germany) and is regularly performing in festivals and concerts all over Europe.

Fachdidaktik Violine, Violine

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.

Kammermusik Klavier, Klavier

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. _x000a_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._x000a_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._x000a_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._x000a_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._x000a_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

Instrumental- und Gesangspädagogik

Eikmeier, Corinna, Prof. Dr.


Einhaus, Franz-Josef, Prof.

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,

Kammermusik Klavier, Klavier

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).

Ensemblearbeit Popularmusik, Fachdidaktik E-Gitarre

Farrant, Patrick


Fateyeva, Asya

Flöte, Kammermusik Flöte, Orchesterstudien Flöte

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 she was appointed as a professor at the MHL.

Bassklarinette (Nebeninstrument), Klarinette (Nebeninstrument)

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 ( "

Orchesterstudien Fagott

Fliegauf, Vera

Aufnahmetechnik, Medienkunde

Fricke-Masur, Thomas


Fuchs, Helmut

Fachdidaktik Trompete, Trompete

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._x000a_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"._x000a_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

Gerl, Christoph

Christoph Michael Gerl studied school music in Weimar and choral conducting and jazz piano in Würzburg. He is a lecturer in applied piano playing, piano improvisation and jazz piano and worked for many years as a teacher of music and performing arts at the Theodor Mommsen School in Bad Oldesloe. He also directs the Hamburg pop choir Cantaloop (, with which he recently won 3rd prize at the German Choir Competition 2023 in Hanover. Christoph M. Gerl is a lecturer for applied piano playing, arranging and pop choir conducting at Nordkolleg Rendsburg (

Improvisation, Klavierbegleitung

Gloger, Ninon

elektronische Musik

González Fernández, Pedro

Barocktrompete (Nebeninstrument)

Görg, Moritz

Englischhorn (Nebeninstrument)

Gorisse, Augustin


Grabowski, David

Kontrafagott (Nebeninstrument)

Groth, Björn

Orchesterstudien Flöte, Piccoloflöte (Nebeninstrument)

Haberland, Mareile

Digitale Kreation

Hein, Nicola Leonard, Prof.

Nicola Leonhard Hein is a sound artist, guitarist, composer and researcher in the field of music aesthetics and cybernetics. His work is determined by the interaction of sound, space, light, movement and the emergent dynamics of aesthetic systems. In his artistic work he uses physical and electronic extensions of synthesizers and electric guitar, sound installations with motors/video projections/light, cybernetic human-machine interaction with interactive A.I. music systems, augmented reality, telematic real-time art, ambisonic sound projection, instrument making, conceptual compositions. Intermedial works with video art, dance, literature and other art forms. The interdisciplinary collaboration with many different artists from music and also from video art, dance, theatre, literature, painting and many more play a central role in his artistic work. _x000a_Born in Düsseldorf in 1988, the sound artist studied jazz guitar, philosophy, German language and literature and sound art composition at the universities of Bonn and Mainz, among others with Prof. Markus Gabriel and Prof. Peter Kiefer. He also works as a researcher in the field of music aesthetics and has lectured at various institutions around the world. At the invitation of Prof. George E. Lewis, he was a visiting scholar at the music department of Columbia University in New York. In the past he taught at the Hochschule Düsseldorf at the chair of Prof. Hyun Kang Kim and at Columbia University in New York. With the support of the Goethe-Institut and many other institutions, his work has been realised in more than 30 countries in North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Europe. Particularly noteworthy is the internationally very successful collaboration with the artist Claudia Schmitz, with whom Nicola L. Hein runs the interdisciplinary institution for media art UnStumm, which has meanwhile realised work in virtual space with over 100 different artists in 12 different countries worldwide and beyond. _x000a_His artistic work is documented on over 30 CD, tape and vinyl publications on international labels such as Clean Feed. He has been awarded many different prizes and grants for his work. In the field of sound art and improvised music, he has worked with many renowned artists, including with Max Eastly, Evan Parker, George Lewis, Miya Masaoka, Paul Lytton, Seth Cluett, Chris Chafe, Robert Dick, Michael Vorfeld, Axel Dörner, Mazen Kerbaj, Ute Wassermann, Claudia Schmitz, Akiko Nakayama, Viola Yip, Toshimaru Nakamura, Jin Sangtae, Anne La Berge, Sofia Jernberg, Audrey Chen, Ignaz Schick, Burkhard Beins, Laetitia Sonami, Katherine Liberovskaya, Ana María Romano Gómez, Lou Mallozzi, Lillevan, Sejin Kim and many more. _x000a_Presentations of his work have taken place on many different international stages and festivals, including MaerzMusik Festival (Berlin), Ars Electronica (Linz), Moers Festival, A L'ARME! FESTIVAL (Berlin), Super Deluxe (Tokyo), Sonica Festival (Glasgow), Acht Brücken Festival (Cologne), Experimental Intermedia (New York), Harvestworks (New York), Museo Arte Moderno (Medellín), Museo Morelense de Arte Contemporáneo Juan Soriano (Cuernavaca), Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry University of Chicago and New York City Electronics Music Festival. _x000a_The internationally renowned sound artist Nicola Leonhard Hein will teach as professor for "Digital Creation" at the MHL from October 2022.


Heinke, Charlotte


Heß, Andrea

Diktion, französische und italienische, Korrepetition/Partienstudium

Hochman, Irina


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.


Hoffmann, Akos

Korrepetition/Partienstudium, Orchester-/Ensembleleitung

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.


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.

Fachdidaktik Pop-Gesang, Pop-Gesang

Jahn, Ariane


Jensen, Julie-Ann, Dr.


Jimenez Becerra, Marisol, Dr.

Orchesterstudien Violine, Violine

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).

Kammermusik Oboe, Oboe

Jonas, Diethelm, Prof.

Professor Diethelm Jonas became a professor at the MHL 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._x000a_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 he played under Claudio Abbado for ten years._x000a_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.


Jung, Hartmut

Angewandtes Klavierspiel

Juretzka, Nikolai

Angewandtes Klavierspiel

Kellhuber, Lorenz, Professor

Fachdidaktik Fagott, Kontrafagott (Nebeninstrument), Orchesterstudien Fagott

Kircheis, Ulrich

Orchesterstudien Schlagzeug, Pauke, Percussion-Ensemble, Schlagzeug

Kirchhoff, Olaf

Arrangement, Notensatzsoftware

Klammer, Sven


Klapp, Lukas

Fachdidaktik Flöte

Klinke, Melanie

Melanie Klinke completed her diploma studies in instrumental pedagogy flute at the MHL. A year abroad at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris deepened her artistic training, which she successfully completed at the MHL. In addition to her musical career, she studied business administration at the TH Lübeck._x000a__x000a_As an accomplished flautist, Melanie Klinke has played in numerous select and professional orchestras and has performed in various chamber music projects. She was already active as a flute teacher during her music studies and gradually expanded her teaching activities in Lübeck and Ratzeburg. She has been a lecturer for flute didactics and teaching practice at the MHL since 2011._x000a__x000a_In 2023, Melanie Klinke took over the management of the Herzogtum Lauenburg District Music School. With her extensive experience and passion for music, she is committed to musical education and the promotion of young talent.


Knecht, Johannes, Prof.

Generalbass, Improvisation, Klavierimprovisation, Partiturspiel

Knipphals, Hans-Jürgen, Prof.


Korte, Oliver, Prof. Dr.

Oliver Korte, born in Hamburg, studied musical composition, music theory and musicology in Hamburg, Vienna and Berlin. Important impulses were also given to him by private composition studies with Gösta Neuwirth. His compositions have been awarded several composition prizes and scholarships. In 2002 he received his doctorate at the Technical University of Berlin with a thesis on the Ecclesiastical Action of Bernd Alois Zimmermann. After teaching positions at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock as well as a position as research assistant at the Universität der Künste Berlin he was appointed professor for music theory and ear training at the Musikhochschule Lübeck in autumn 2006. He is co-founder of the Society for Music Theory (GMTH) and editor of the Schriften der Musikhochschule Lübeck. In the winter semester 2017/18 he also taught as a visiting professor at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz._x000a_Oliver Kortes main work to date is the opera Copernicus for singer, narrator, orchestra and electronics, premiered in 2015 at the Festspielhaus Hellerau in Dresden. The composer calls the work an "opera spaziale" ("space opera"). This is due to the fact that a spatial concept is derived directly from the subject: strings, wind instruments and percussion, as well as loudspeakers and video projections are positioned in "Copernican rings" around the audience. The wind instruments, comparable to a planetarium, move into ever new acoustic constellations. Oliver Korte has assembled the libretto from various thespian original texts of the Renaissance as well as from some sound recordings of the 20th century. The work was received by critics as "multilingual, philosophical world theatre".
Click here to see the list of publications and compositions.

Orchesterstudien Trompete, Trompete

Krebber, Matthias


Kroeger, Catharina


Kropf, Karl-Bernhardin

Karl-Bernhardin Kropf was born in Klagenfurt (Austria) in 1966. After studying at the Vienna University of Music (Catholic and Protestant church music, organ) and the Saarland University of Music (organ improvisation with Daniel Roth), he worked as a Protestant church musician in Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg. He has been a church musician at St Mary's Church in Rostock since 2007 and church music director since 2021. After teaching in Mainz, Lübeck, Graz and Rostock, he has been a lecturer in organ improvisation at the MHL since autumn 2023.


Kruppa, Andreas

Ensemblearbeit Popularmusik, Improvisation, Pop-Saxophon

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.


Kulikov, Ilia


Kuwahara, Yoko


Lai, Benjamin


Langenbacher, Lena


Lemke, Sascha Lino, Prof.

Sascha Lino Lemke (*1976) studied composition, music theorie and electronic music in Hamburg, Lueneburg and Paris. _x000a_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._x000a_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._x000a_He got commisions/had performances in festivals such as musica viva (Munich), 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._x000a_Sascha Lemke teaches music theory, analysis and electronic music in Luebeck and Hamburg. Since october 2011 he also is artistic director of the electronic music department of the University of Music Lübeck. _x000a_Since 2013 he is a member of the Freie Akademie der Künste Hamburg.
Click here to see the list of publications and compositions.


Li, Ying-Han

Klarinette, Orchesterstudien Klarinette

Lipp, Andreas


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.


Lücke, Sophie, Prof.

Fachdidaktik Klavier

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.

Angewandtes Klavierspiel

Lüttig, Felix

Felix Lüttig studied music at the University of Music Lübeck and mathematics at the Universities of Hamburg and Lübeck. He works as a teacher of music and mathematics at the Johanneum in Lübeck, where he also conducts various ensembles. He is also the conductor of the Kreiskammerorchester Ostholstein. As a pianist, he plays in various genres and ensembles, in addition to classical music, for example, in the musical trio luckysome, which was supported by a scholarship from Live Music Now Lübeck e.V.. Together with his family Felix Lüttig lives in Lübeck.


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.

Fachdidaktik Fagott, Fagott

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._x000a_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)._x000a_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._x000a_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),…._x000a_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._x000a_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


Mathes, Oliver


Mejia, Gonzalo


Melkonyan, Anna


Meßtorff, Jan

Kammermusik Violine, Violine

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. _x000a_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._x000a_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._x000a_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.

Fachdidaktik Klarinette

Müller, Nora-Louise Marlis Lieselotte, Dr.


Müller-Kasztelan, Michael


Nagasaki, Takahiro


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.

Gregorianik, Liturgik (kath.), Theologie (kath.)

Nonn, Nikolaus, Pater


Noorduin, Marten, Dr.

Dr. Marten Noorduin is a musicologist who researches and teaches music from a wide variety of time periods, with special emphasis on music since Beethoven._x000a_He studied piano performance at the conservatoire in Tilburg, as well as Liberal Arts and Sciences at Utrecht University in The Netherlands, before moving to the United Kingdom for postgraduate work at the University of Manchester. He obtained his PhD there in 2016 with a thesis on Beethoven’s Tempo Indications and then joined the department of the University of Oxford in 2017 as a research fellow, working on performance practices in the nineteenth century._x000a_After a stay at the Staatliche Institut für Musikforschung in Berlin for a research project on Meyerbeer’s court concerts, he joined the MHL in April 2022 as the primary researcher on the DFG Project 'You play exactly as if you came from America.' Transatlantic Relations and Anti-American Bias in the Musical Life of the German Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy 1880-1915._x000a_Research interests include the intersections of historical and modern rehearsal and performance practices, Beethoven and his legacy, canon development, and historical and present-day musical intercultural exchange.
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Oltmann, Ole


Opfermann, Lars

Lars Opfermann, born 1989 in Homberg, is a composer and music theorist. He completed his studies in composition (Wolf, Mack) and music theory (Korte) in Rostock and Lübeck. He has received various composition prizes, including the Federal Composition Competition (2008, 2009) and the Augsburg Theatre Competition with the orchestral work Relief (2016). Performances of his works have taken place with the WDR Symphony Orchestra and the Aachen Symphony Orchestra, among others, as well as at festivals such as next_generation at the ZKM Karlsruhe and Brücken in Rostock. His compositions have been heard on radio broadcasts by Deutschlandfunk and WDR. He has been a lecturer at the Lübeck University of Music since April 2020._x000a__x000a_Works (selection):_x000a_Zeichnung für Ensemble (2016)_x000a_Ansichten für Flöte, Violoncello und Elektronik (2017)_x000a_Wandlungen für Orchester (2017)_x000a_Presence für Flöte und Schlagzeug (2018)_x000a_Konzertessenz für Bratschen solo und Ensemble (2020)


Ottenbreit, Jutta


Pabst-Krueger, Michael, Prof. 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.

Barockfagott (Nebeninstrument)

Patrick, Rhoda

Angewandtes Klavierspiel, Improvisation, Klavier

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._x000a_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._x000a_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._x000a_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._x000a_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._x000a_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


Pelz, Elisabeth, Prof.

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.


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.


Prandi, Ettore


Ramos Regino, Luis Antonio

Luis Ramos, born 1984 in Cali (Colombia), received his diploma in composition and flute in his hometown. At the University of Music Lübeck, he studied music theory with Oliver Korte and aural theory with Holger Best, with a focus on conducting with Gerd Müller-Lorenz, Kerstin Behnke and Frank Hube. At the Brahms Institute in Lübeck, he worked as a student assistant on the pilot project "Brahms-Gewidmet", as part of the long-term project "Bürgerliche Musikkultur in Deutschland im 19. Jahrhundert". In 2014, Ramos received the "Deutschlandstipendium" from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In 2016, he received his Master's degree in music theory from Ludwig Holtmeier at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg. Teaching positions followed in Lübeck, Freiburg and Karlsruhe. As part of the project "Integrative Listening", funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, at the Bern University of the Arts, he is working on his dissertation on the influence of Neapolitan teaching methods in music education at the Royal Chapel and Royal School for Boys' Singers in Madrid, supervised by Claudio Bacciagaluppi (HKB) and Felix Diergarten (HfM Freiburg). In this context, he was a junior researcher in the Institute of Interpretation at the Bern University of the Arts in 2017-2021. Since the summer semester of 2021, he has been a teacher for special tasks in music theory and aural training at the University of Music Lübeck.

Euphonium (Nebeninstrument), Posaune

Ranzenberger, Michael

Orchesterstudien Viola

Reber-Kunert, Isabelle Fleur

Liturgik (ev.)

Reinke, Stephan A.

Fachdidaktik Gesang, Gesang

Resch, Eva

Ensemble Neue Musik

Riefer, Maximilian


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. _x000a_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.

Musiksoftware, Schulpraktisches Gitarrenspiel

Rollwage, Markus


Romain, Sophie


Rosenberger, Katharina, Prof. Dr.

Katharina Rosenberger, born in Zurich, is a Professor at the Department of Music, University of California, San Diego. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from Columbia University, under the mentorship of Tristan Murail._x000a_Her compositions, installations and interdisciplinary stage work have been featured at festivals such as the Warschauer Herbst, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Heroines of Sound, Berlin, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, Hannover, Weimarer Frühlingstage, DE, ZeitRäume Basel, Musikfestival Bern, Tage für Neue Musik, Zürich, Festival Archipel, Geneva, CH, Festival Les Musiques, Marseille, FR, Festival Bernaola, Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES, Felicja Blumental Festival, Tel Aviv, IL, Festival reMusik, St. Petersburg, RU, Festival Visiones Sonoras, Morelia, MX, Shanghai Electronic Music Week, Shanghai New Music Days, CN, October Contemporary, Hongkong, HK, as well as in many concert series throughout Europe and the United States._x000a_Rosenberger is a recipient of the 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship. In the past, she has been awarded with the Hellman Fellowship, San Francisco, the Sony Scholar Award, and the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Commission for her composition Gesang an das noch namenlose Land. Her installation work VIVA VOCE and Room V won the “Mediaprojects Award”?/? Sitemapping of the Swiss Federal Agency (OFC), Berne. Her portrait CD TEXTUREN with the Wet Ink Ensemble, released on HatHut Records, has been awarded the prestigious Copland Recording Grant and was selected for the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Bestenliste 4-2012._x000a_Her music can be heard on Hat Hut Records, Unit Records and Akenaton.

Es-Klarinette (Nebeninstrument)

Ruf, Katharina

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

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.


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 zu Lübeck (grammar school with music branch) and has been a lecturer for school choir direction at MHL since 2010. She conducts the upper school choir of the Johanneum and the school choir (intermediate level), which is available to MHL students as a practice choir. She has successfully participated in choir competitions with her choirs. Numerous concert tours have taken them to Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Venice and the USA, among other places._x000a_Eva-Maria Salomon comes from Baden-Baden and studied school music, vocal pedagogy and English at the MHL, in Munich, Heidelberg and Hamburg. She is the founder of the University Choir of Lübeck, which she directed for 17 years. As a soprano, she sings solo and in the vocal ensemble Viva Voce Lübeck.

Kammermusik Oboe, Oboe

Sanchez, Sergio, Prof.


Sandberger, Wolfgang, Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr. phil. Wolfgang Sandberger, M.A., born in 1961, has been Professor of Musicology and Head of the Brahms Institute at the University of Music Lübeck since 1999. Studied music (violoncello) at the Osnabrück Conservatory/Hanover Conservatory of Music. After receiving his diploma in 1986, he studied musicology, philosophy and history in Münster and Hamburg (Magister). Doctorate with a thesis on "Das Bach-Bild Philipp Spittas", which was awarded the prize of the "Joachim Jungius-Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften". Publications appeared on the history of music from the 17th to the 21st century (cf. list of publications at In addition to Brahms, his main areas of research are biographical-historical, reception-historical and scientific-historical questions. _x000a_Another of Sandberger's fields of work is music education. Between 1993 and 2003 he was a permanent freelancer with a framework contract at NDR, i.e. with about 150 broadcasts a year "on air". From 1998 to 1999 he took over editorial positions at WDR in the "Early Music" and "Feature" departments. He continues to work as an author and presenter for various ARD broadcasters (currently: "Musikstunde" SWR 2, "Klassikforum" WDR 3) and advises various festivals (e.g. Göttingen Handel Festival). Since 2013 he has been project manager of the Brahms Festival at the Lübeck University of Music. _x000a_Projects, conferences, exhibitions_x000a_The Brahms Institute at the University of Music Lübeck is the focus of his project work. Here Sandberger realised several indexing projects as well as the DFG project "Brahms Briefwechsel-Verzeichnis" (2006-09). The digitisation of the collection is currently being carried out with funds from the "Lighthouse Project Funding" of the State of Schleswig-Holstein. The current component is the indexing of the partial estate of Theodor Fürchtegott Kirchner (2015). With the help of the REEMTSMA STIFTUNG, the indexing of the partial estate of Joseph Joachim was also begun (July 2016). _x000a_Sandberger was in charge of numerous symposia and conferences, including: "Bach, Lübeck and the North German Music Tradition" (2000), "Brahms and the Music Research of his Time" as part of the annual conference of the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung (2003), the Furtwängler Symposium (2004) and the Buxtehude Symposium (2007) in Lübeck. Since 2005 Sandberger has been co-responsible for the conception of the annual conferences within the Göttingen Handel Festival (cf. Göttingen Handel Contributions until 2013 together with Hans Joachim Marx, thereafter with Laurenz Lütteken). Since 2014 he has conceived the annual symposium of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. _x000a_He is responsible for numerous exhibitions of the Institute (together with Stefan Weymar), which are documented in the Institute's catalogues (published by et+k in Munich). _x000a_Committees: _x000a_Sandberger is, among other things, president of the Göttingen Handel Society, vice-chairman of the Music History Commission, member of the board of the Johannes Brahms Gesamtausgabe Munich, vice-chairman of the board of the Brahms Society Schleswig-Holstein, member of the supervisory board of the Göttingen Handel Festival, chairman of the jury of the competition "Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik", member of the board of the International Dieterich Buxtehude Society Lübeck, member of the board of the Possehl Foundation Lübeck.
Brahms Institute at the University of Music Lübeck


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

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.


Scholz, Daniel, Prof. Dr.

Daniel Sebastian Scholz was born in Tübingen. He studied psychology in Marburg with a neurophysiological and clinical focus. He then studied jazz composition with Niels Klein in Osnabrück with a supplementary subject of jazz guitar with Joachim Schönecker, Andreas Wahl and Frank Wingold. At the same time, he completed his doctorate at the Centre for Systemic Neuroscience in Hanover._x000a_From 2011, he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians' Medicine (IMMM) under the direction of Prof. Dr. Eckart Altenmüller at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media (HMTMH). There, he worked on the effects of music on the brain and on mental and physical health as part of many international research projects. He also taught as a lecturer in the areas of jazz composition and arrangement and educational psychology at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media from 2015 to 2019. _x000a_Since May 2021, Scholz has also been a licensed clinical psychological psychotherapist specialising in behavioural therapy with a focus on the mental health of music makers. He plays guitar, oud and piano, among other things in the psycho-rap-rock band "Ego Super" and is co-founder and operator of his own record label "quadratisch rekords".
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Schöttler, Corinna


Schüler, Kai

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.

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.


Semeraro, Mariacristina


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. _x000a_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. _x000a_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. _x000a_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._x000a_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._x000a_In Bucharest he received his formal musical education at "George Enescu Music College"._x000a_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“._x000a_He participated in master classes of famous professors such as Claude Frank, Georgy Sebok, Pascal Devoyon, Theodor Paraschivesco, Elena Lapitskaja._x000a_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._x000a_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._x000a_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)._x000a_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"._x000a_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

Drum-Set, Improvisation

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.

Angewandtes 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 Ostsee-Gymnasium Timmendorfer Strand. In 1999, he founded the big band of the Ostsee-Gymnasium Timmendorfer Strand (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.

Fachdidaktik, Mediendidaktik, Musikpädagogik

Strank, Willem, Dr.

Kammermusik Violoncello, Violoncello

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._x000a_After finishing high school he was appointed co-principal cellist of the Copenhagen Philharmonic at the age of 18. He won prizes at prestigious national and international competitions and received numerous scholarships. As a soloist he has performed with most Danish orchestras and with orchestras in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland._x000a_As a recitalist and a chamber musician 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._x000a_He has recorded more than 40 CDs including the complete works for cello and piano by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Reger._x000a_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 important international competitions._x000a_His students are prize winners and laureates at prestigious international competitions (ARD, Feuermann, Geneva, Isang Yun, Markneukirchen, Queen Elisabeth, Rostropovich, Tchaikovsky), professors at Musikhochschulen and members of renowned chamber music ensembles and orchestras such as the Armida Quartett, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Gewandhausorchester and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.


Sørensen, Mikkel Møller

Klavierbegleitung, Orgel

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.


Tewinkel, Christiane, Prof. Dr.

Christiane Tewinkel studied school music at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Freiburg and German and English language and literature at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. In the academic year 1998/99 she was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard University. This was followed by an internship in the feature section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper, a short time later another stay at Harvard University as a teaching assistant and in 2002 a doctorate at the University of Würzburg with a thesis on Robert Schumann's Liederkreis op. 39. From 2001 to 2004 Christiane Tewinkel was a research assistant at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart. After working in Leipzig, Berlin and Berkeley, she habilitated at the Berlin University of the Arts in 2014 with a thesis on the history of knowledge of music in the 20th century. From October 2015 to March 2016, also at the UdK, she took over the direction of an edition project on the American Liszt circle of students, funded by the Thyssen Foundation. From 2016 to 2020, Christiane Tewinkel was lecturer in musicology at the Barenboim-Said Akademie Berlin, and in the academic year 2017/18, she took over a professorship in musicology at the University of Paderborn / Hochschule für Musik Detmold. After a stay as Senior Botstiber Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study @CEU Budapest from January to June 2020, she represented the professorship of Prof. Dr. Dörte Schmidt at the UdK Berlin in the academic year 2020/21. Since October 2021, she has been Professor of Musicology at the MHL, here she will take over the leadership of a project on transatlantic relations in musical life around 1900, funded by the German Research Foundation, from 2022._x000a_Main research interests: Music and language, music and literature, history of the concerto, transatlantic musical relations around 1900, musical history of knowledge, public musicology.
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Kammermusik Klarinette, Klarinette

Thoben, Jens, Prof.

The clarinettist Jens Thoben is a versatile musician and passionate teacher. As a soloist he plays classical orchestral and chamber music, and with his ensemble "hear now berlin" he explores the border areas between avant-garde, new music, jazz, minimal and pop. As a pedagogue, he is particularly interested in holistic and functional-body-oriented approaches such as the Lichtenberger® applied voice physiology, in which he was certified after three years of additional training. In addition, he completed four years of private classical singing studies with the mezzo-soprano Regina Jakobi in Berlin._x000a_His university education as a clarinettist began while he was still at school as a young student with Werner Raabe at the Academy of Music in Münster. After graduating from high school, he went to Prof. Reiner Wehle and Prof. Sabine Meyer at the Lübeck University of Music to obtain his artistic diploma. This was followed by a two-year scholarship at the Academy of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Lorin Maazel and Mariss Jansons. He also received decisive artistic impulses from Prof. Eduard Brunner and, in the field of chamber music, from Prof. Walter Levin._x000a_Jens Thoben was a scholarship holder of the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation and the Villa Musica. His career as a soloist and chamber musician began in 2001 with successes in international competitions (1st Prize, Audience Prize and Orchestra Prize at the International Carl Maria von Weber Competition of the European Classic Festival Ruhr, 3rd Prize at the International Carl Nielsen Competition). Concert tours have subsequently taken him throughout Europe, the USA and Asia as well as to some of the most important European festivals such as the Rheingau Music Festival, the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg and the Lucerne Festival._x000a_After having played within the Federal Youth Orchestra and the Young German Philharmonic Orchestra, he was engaged as first solo clarinettist of the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra at the German Opera House in Düsseldorf/Duisburg in 2001. 12 years later he gave up this position to live in Berlin as a freelance musician and work as a teacher of the Lichtenberger® applied voice physiology._x000a_After a substitute professorship at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen, Prof. Martin Spangenberg took him on as his assistant at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin in 2015. In 2020 he accepted the offered position as professor for clarinet at the Musikhochschule Lübeck._x000a_Today Jens Thoben plays in various chamber music formations and orchestras in addition to his pedagogical activities. As a guest solo clarinettist in concerts and operas he plays in houses such as the Bavarian State Opera Munich, the Semperoper Dresden and the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he works with conductors like Kirill Petrenko, Sir Colin Davis, Joana Mallwitz, Omer Meir Wellber and Lahav Shani. A CD production with clarinet sonatas and quintets by Herbert Howells and Charles Villiers Stanford is in preparation for 2021._x000a_Besides the usual concert formats, alternative and genre-spanning forms of performance appeal to him. Besides the usual concert formats, he is interested in alternative and cross-genre forms of performance. In 2014 he appeared on stage of the Staatsschauspiel Hannover as clarinettist, singer and actor in a four-person version of Henry Purcell's semi-opera "King Arthur" by the directing duo "sweet.milk". He was one of the performers in Christoph Marthaler's evening "Universe, Incomplete" about the composer Charles Ives at the Ruhrtriennale Bochum 2018. Jens Thoben also played under Mark Scheibe in Claudia Bauer's version of Heiner Müller's "Germania" at the Berliner Volksbühne in 2019._x000a_Above all, he wants to convey to his students the joy for music and the respect for the ideas of composers. For him a relaxed physicality, self-confidence, a clarified wind technique as well as an autonomous, sustainable sound are the basis for developing and presenting an interpretation based on careful work on the musical text.

Kammermusik Violoncello, Violoncello

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 ). _x000a_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


Tolonen, Otto, Prof.

Otto Tolonen’s (born 1980 in Espoo, Finland) career took off while he won top prizes in 20 international guitar competitions between 1995 and 2009, among them Andrés Segovia Competition (Herradura, Spain), Markneukirchen Instrumental Competition (Germany), the Tokyo International Guitar Competition and the Guitar Foundation of America. _x000a_Tolonen studied with Jukka Savijoki and Timo Korhonen at Sibelius Academy (Helsinki) and with Oscar Ghiglia at Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Siena). Additionally he learned from Thomas Müller-Pering and Jürgen Ruck in Germany and Raphaella Smits in Belgium. _x000a_Active both as a soloist and chamber musician Tolonen has performed at Southbank Centre (London), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Moscow International House of Music and Helsinki Music Center among others. _x000a_The focus in Tolonen’s comprehensive guitar repertoire has recently been on music of the 20th and 21st centuries. His internationally acclaimed performances of the guitar works by Hans Werner Henze have made him a highly sought-after interpreter of that composer’s music. In 2015, he released a recording of Henze’s massive Royal Winter Music that was nominated for the best recording of the year by the Finnish Broadcasting Company and for Finland’s Emma Award. The leading Finnish daily also selected it as one of the best recordings of 2015. His latest album Retratos (2018) was described as "larger than life" in the biggest Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat. _x000a_Since 2019 Otto Tolonen is a professor at Musikhochschule Lübeck. Tolonen has taught at masterclasses in Finland, Brazil, Germany, Holland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the UK and the United States. Since 2018 he holds a part time professorship at Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo._x000a_Tolonen’s interests are undiscovered works, old and new, music philology, interdisciplinary projects and new playing techniques. He divides his time between teaching, performing and recording.

Klavier, Klavierbegleitung

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.


Uhlemann, Hartmut


Uhlig, Florian, Prof. Dr.

Florian Uhlig was born in Düsseldorf and gave his first piano recital at the age of twelve. He studied in London at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, finishing with the concert diploma. He was also influenced by working with Peter Feuchtwanger and by his research towards a PhD thesis at the University of London on the role of the performer in the context of musical genre. _x000a_Florian Uhlig made his orchestral debut at the Barbican in London in 1997. Since then he has appeared at leading concert halls across the world, performing with orchestras like the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, the Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. He has worked with conductors like Krzysztof Penderecki, Josep Caballé, Claus Peter Flor, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Kristjan Järvi, Michail Jurowski, Michael Sanderling and Gerard Schwarz._x000a_Florian Uhlig has performed at the Beethoven Festivals of Bonn and Warsaw, the Casals Festival, Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival, the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, France Musique Paris, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival and the Vienna Festwochen._x000a_In 2009, Florian Uhlig founded the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival in South Africa. Appointed Professor of Piano at the Musikhochschule Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden in 2014, Florian Uhlig assumes the same role at the Musikhochschule Lübeck since October 2019. He holds masterclasses in Germany, France, Great Britain, Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea, China and Switzerland. Florian Uhlig was accorded Associateship of the Royal Academy of Music in London in May 2015.


Unger, Johannes


Unger-Rudroff, Anna, Dr.


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, Ensemblearbeit Popularmusik, Gehörbildung (Popular), Musiktheorie (Popular)

Vogel, Susanne

Ensembleleitung siehe Orchester-/Ensembleleitung

Volk, Bernhard


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).
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Orchesterstudien Horn

Wache, Johannes

Kammermusik Violine, Violine

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._x000a_Elisabeth Weber has been a regular guest at international music festivals, such as Budapest, Schleswig-Holstein and Warsaw._x000a_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._x000a_She is member of the Eisler Quartet (founded in 2006) as well as the Orphelian string quartet which performs on period instruments._x000a_Elisabeth Weber concerts have taken her to various great halls such as the Wigmore Hall, the Gewandhaus and the Concertgebouw._x000a_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._x000a_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._x000a_Several CD’s published by Ars Musici (solo) and CAvi-music (Eisler-Quartet together with the clarinettist Wolfgang Meyer) demonstrate her variety of playing._x000a_In 2006 she was appointed professor at the Musikhochschule Lübeck.


Weinmeister, Siegmund

Angewandtes Klavierspiel, Klavier

Wiencke, Clemens


Wilgenbus, Dominik


Willot-Förster, Paul

darstellendes Spiel, Theatergeschichte

Winkmann, Knut


Wu, Ya-Chuan

Ya-Chuan Wu was born in Tainan City, Taiwan. She studied flute at the TNUA (Taipei) and the HMT Rostock as well as music theory at the University of Music Lübeck (MHL) with Prof. Dr. Oliver Korte._x000a_As a flutist, she works actively with young composers and has premiered numerous pieces, including at the next_generation festival at the ZKM Karlsruhe and as part of the Presence of the Past project in Prague. She was heard on Deutschlandradio Kultur as part of the Atelier Neue Musik series._x000a_Ya-Chuan Wu teaches music theory and aural training at the MHL and the HfMT Hamburg. She has given public lectures in Tallinn (on harmony), Lübeck (on various composers) and at the conference of the State Association of Music Schools in Rendsburg on the topic of preparing students for music theory.

liturgische Fächer, Orgelkunde, theologische Information

Wulf, Hans-Jürgen


Yamada, Yoko


Ziegenmeyer, Annette, Prof. Dr.

Annette Ziegenmeyer graduated in school music, music education and artistic training with a major in recorder at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, as well as studying her second subject, French, at Leibniz University Hanover. In 2003 she received an artist and composer scholarship for a one-year stay at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and subsequently spent another year teaching recorder at the Conservatoire municipal de musique de Malakoff (Paris). After her traineeship (2006-2008) she worked as a teacher at the Gymnasium Stormarnschule (Ahrensburg) until 2015 and at the same time completed her doctorate in historical musicology at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. After a two-year secondment to the European University of Flensburg (2013-2015), which she accepted in addition to her school teaching, she worked as an academic (senior) advisor for music education and music didactics at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal from 2015 to 2020. Here she founded, among other things, the "KulturCampus Wuppertal", which continues to exist as a course and association._x000a_She turned down a call to the Anton Bruckner University in Linz (2018) and to the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre (2020) and followed the call to a professorship for music education at the MHL in October 2020. Here she also heads the ZfL (Centre for Teacher Education) and represents the University of Music on the boards of the Alliance for Teacher Education and KMB.SH (Competence Centre for Music Education SH). Her areas of work are diverse and include the following: Composition pedagogy in school contexts, music in the penal system, community music/social work, project work in cultural education. Annette Ziegenmeyer has both national and international networks and is active in various associations and committees (e.g. Bundesverband Musikunterricht e.V., European Association for Music in Schools).
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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.