Prof. Reinhold Friedrich


Since his second prize in the international ARD competition in Munich in 1986 Reinhold Friedrich has been present on all important stages of the national and international music scene. His spectrum goes from the latest solo compositions to ancient music and its historical original instruments, such as the baroque trumpet and the keyed trumpet. In 1982 he debuted at the Berliner Festwochen performing Luciano Berio’s “Sequenza X” and 1994 at the Musikverein in Vienna playing Joseph Haydn’s Concerto on the keyed trumpet.

Reinhold Friedrich has played with Capriccio Basel, the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées or the Vienna Academy on historical original instruments as well as premiered works of composers like Wolfgang Rihm, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Rebecca Saunders, Hans Werner Henze, Nicolaus A. Huber, and Adriana Hölszky. The concertos “Eirene” by Herbert Willi and “Nobody knows de trouble I see” by Bernd Alois Zimmermann (recording awarded ECHO Classic) form important parts of his wide-ranging repertoire.

As a solo player, he performed with ensembles such as the Berliner Barock Solisten, La Stagione Frankfurt, Wiener and Basler Kammerorchester, Bamberger and Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestre Philharmonique de la Radio France, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and German Radio Orchestras of the NDR and HR. These performances were conducted by, among others, Claudio Abbado (†), Semyon Bychkov, Dennis Russell Davies, Peter Eötvös, Reinhard Goebel, Martin Haselböck, Philippe Herreweghe, Christopher Hogwood (†), Eliahu Inbal, Krystjan und Neeme Järvi, Dmitri Kitajenko, Sir Neville Marriner, Ingo Metzmacher, Jonathan Nott, Kazushi Ono and Hans Zender. Since its founding in 2003, Reinhold Friedrich is a permanent principal trumpet of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and artistic director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra Brass Ensemble.

His recent partners in the field of chamber music are Eriko Takezwa (piano), Robyn Schulkowsky (percussion), Martin Lücker and Sebastian Küchler-Blessing (organ). Since its foundation in 2013, he performs in the ensemble “L’éventail de Jeanne” together with Claudio Bohórquez (violoncello), Sascha Armbruster (saxophone) and Eriko Takezawa (piano).

In the past seasons Reinhold Friedrich performed in China, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Canada, Latvia, Sweden, Spain and Thailand with ensembles like the Berliner Barock Solisten, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra Los Angeles, Orchestre symphonique de Québec (Fabien Gabel), the orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris (Matthias Pintscher), at the MDR Musiksommer (with organist Iveta Apkalna), with the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre de chambre de Paris. In April 2016, he premiered the new trumpet concerto by Benjamin Yusupov (dedicated to Reinhold Friedrich) in Interlaken.

Numerous recordings give evidence of his comprehensive work. The latest recording with the Göttinger Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Christoph-Mathias Mueller called “Russian Trumpet Concertos” has been awarded an ECHO Classic. In 2016, Reinhold Friedrich will record again Bach’s 2nd Brandenburg Concerto with the Berliner Barock Solisten (Reinhard Goebel).

Reinhold Friedrich is professor in Karlsruhe, honorary professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and in Hiroshima/Japan. Master classes are regularely held by Reinhold Friedrich all over the world.

Jeroen Berwaerts


Jeroen Berwaerts played his solos with astounding virtuosity, eloquence, and deep emotion: a compelling realisation of great music. DIE WELT

Belgian trumpeter Jeroen Berwaerts (b. 1975) is a musical force to be reckoned with whose all-embracing love of music knows no boundaries of genre. Praised for his outstanding technical capabilities and sensitive musicality, his repertoire encompasses every epoch, from baroque music to contemporary music and jazz. He has appeared as a soloist with leading orchestras including the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, NDR Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and the Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen under conductors such as Alan Gilbert, Yakov Kreizberg, Jun Märkl and Matthias Pintscher.

His recent concert highlights include the Dutch premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s second trumpet concerto Im Nebel with the Philharmonie Zuidnederland, as well as the Belgian premiere of Francesco Filidei’s Carnevale. Jeroen Berwaerts gave the world premieres of both works in 2013 and 2015 respectively. Other highlights include performing at the opening of the chamber music hall of the “Malmö Live” concert and congress centre with the brass section of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the creation of the Signals from Heaven programme, the continuation of his collaboration with the Ensemble Resonanz and his recent performances in Japan.

Jeroen Berwaerts is only the second trumpeter worldwide - after Håkan Hardenberger, for whom the work was written - to add HK Gruber’s Busking (2007) to his repertoire. His performances of this virtuosic trumpet concerto at the First Hamburg International Music Festival and Bregenz Festival in the summer of 2014 garnered high praise.

As well as his burgeoning trumpet career, Jeroen Berwaerts has completed jazz vocal studies at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent. He has developed several programmes with piano, strings, organ and brass ensemble in which he combines trumpet and voice as well as classical, jazz and other genres in a truly unique way. Jeroen Berwaerts’ open-mindedness and resplendent playing have brought him invitations to internationally renowned music festivals, including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Niedersächsische Musiktage, Takefu International Music Festival in Japan, Ars Musica in Belgium, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Rheingau Musik Festival.

Jeroen Berwaerts’ discography was recently complemented with the addition of a recording of Paul Hindemith’s trumpet sonata with Alexander Melnikov. The award-winning CD, released on Harmonia Mundi, features a number of the composer’s sonatas, among them the violin sonata with Isabelle Faust. He previously collaborated with Melnikov on the 2012 recording of Shostakovich’s Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under Teodor Currentzis, also on Harmonia Mundi. In the same year, NEOS released a recording of Toshio Hosokawa’s Voyage VII featuring him as soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.

Jeroen Berwaerts studied in Karlsruhe with the celebrated trumpet-virtuoso Reinhold Friedrich. He has been awarded numerous prizes from competitions such as the Concours Maurice André and the Prague Spring International Music Competition (both 1997).

Since 2008, Jeroen Berwaerts has been a Professor of Trumpet at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover. 

He is a Yamaha Artist 

Prof. Thomas Hauschild

French Horn

Thomas Hauschild was born in 1964 in Greiz, Thuringen, where he grew up in a musical family, and started piano lessons at the age of six. He joined the Thomaner Choir, and concurrently with his singing he started taking French horn lessons at the age of 12 with Hermann Märker, and later with Günther Opitz. During his studies with Professor Penzel at the Music Conservatory in Cologne, he involved himself in chamber music as a répétiteur, and as half of a piano/cello duo. Since 1990, Thomas Hauschild has been a member of the State Orchestra of Stuttgart.

In 1992, he was appointed to teach at the State Conservatory in Stuttgart, and has been invited for regular guest appearances with the Hessische Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Ensemble HR-Bras. Since 1998, Thomas Hauschild has appeared numerous times with the Wind Soloists of the Stuttgart Bach Academy, and as chamber music pianist at matinees with the Rheinisch Philharmonie Koblenz and the Stuttgart Philharmonic.

Another aspect of Thomas Hauschild’s impressive vitae is his success as a conductor. He has been in charge of the Landesjugendorchester Thüringen, the Studentenphilharmonie Tübingen at the Eberhard-Karls University, and has been a guest conductor with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Szeged, Hungary, and with the Philharmonic State Orchestra of Halle.

Since autumn 2001, Thomas Hauschild holds the professorship for horn at the Music Conservatory in Leipzig.

Nitzan Haroz


Nitzan Haroz, a native of Israel, rejoined The Philadelphia Orchestra as Principal Trombone in 2014 after holding the same position with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2012. Previously he was principal
Trombone of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1995 after serving as Assistant Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic and as Principal Trombone of the Israel Symphony and Opera Orchestra. He was also first trombone of the Israel Defense Forces Orchestra and performed with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Haroz has appeared as a soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra (which included his Carnegie Hall solo debut, where he world-premiered Blue Winter for trombone and orchestra by Roland Pöntinen), the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony, the Sofia Radio Symphony, and the Fairbanks Symphony, among others, and he is an active recitalist and chamber musician. He is a first-prize winner of the François Shapira Competition in Israel and a former scholarship recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.

Stephan Vanaenrode


Stephan Vanaenrode ( Hasselt, 1963 ) studied at the Lemmens Institute in Louvain with Mr. Jozef Matthessen, tuba soloist with the National Orchestra of Belgium.   He was awarded First Prize in General Music Development, Chamber Music, euphonium and Tuba, as well the Higher Diploma Tuba.  

  In late 1986, he joined the Band of the Belgian Royal Navy. After Auditioning in 1987, he moved to the Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guards, with whom he played many concerts in Belgium and abroad under the Direction of Mr. Norbert Nozy. 

In 2000, he left the Guards to become tuba soloist with the Orchestra of the National Opera at the Royal Theatre of La Monnaie. 

There he played the great opera repertoire with conductors Antonio Pappano, Kazushi Ono, Ludovic Morlot and Alain Altinoglu. 

Stephan is much in demand with various ensembles ( ) and Orchestras. He played in Verdi’s Requiem under Riccardo Muti and in the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra under Valery Gergiev.

He also gives Master Classes, lectures and concerts in Belgium and abroad. 

From 2008, he taught bass tuba, euphonium and chamber music at the Ghent Conservatory.

From 2011, he has taught the same subjects at the Erasmus Highschool Brussels, departement Conservatory.   

Among his important accomplishments are his many recordings.

Apart from various cd’s with the Belgian Guards are the legendary cd’s “30 years Gabrieli-ensembles”, “Pushing the limits”, “Russian Heritage” and “IO” with Belgian Brass.

Another especially important recording is the complete opera by Luc Brewaeys, “l’Uomo dal fiore in Bocca “ 

Stephan is a Yamaha Artist.

He plays on the F Tuba YFB 822S (5/4)

The Yamaha York YCB 826 S (6/4) and

The Neo Euphonium YEP 624S 

Prof. Per-Kristian Svensen

Youth ensemble/Orchestral studies

Professor Per-Kristian Svensen is a trombonist. He is educated at the Rogaland Music Conservatory, Music Academy in Gothenburg and NCOS orchestral school in London. He has worked as a solo trombonist in Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. He has been the initiator and teacher at many summer courses, including Blekinge International Brass Academy.
PK Svensen has been a teacher at the Malmö Academy of Music and at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark. Since autumn 2012, Per-Kristian has been employed as a trombone teacher at the Institute for musikk og dance in Stavanger, UIS, where he is also head of the wind department.