Professors & Accompaniment

Administrational manager

The administrational manager is Martin Nieswandt, director of the "Musikschule des Emslandes".

Art director

Art director of the masterclasses is Professor Professor Angela Firkins,Pprofessor for flute and chamber music at the Musikhochschule Lübeck.


Art Director / Flute

Prof. Angela Firkins, Lübeck Prof. Angela Firkins

Professor for flute and chamber music at the Musikhochschule Lübeck.

Former employee as solo flutist of the Hamburger Symphoniker and the Radiophilharmonie Hannover. Winner of the „Deutsche Hochschulwettbewerb“ and awardee of the „Deutsche Musikwettbewerb“. As a member of the Albert Schweitzer Quintett awardee of the „ARD-Wettbewerb“ and the „Deutsche Musikwettbewerb“ and winner of the „Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik“.
Chamber music and soloistical performances in Germany and abroad. CD and Radio-Productions, Tutor in masterclasses and chamber music.


Prof. Matthias Bäcker Prof. Matthias Bäcker

Professor for oboe at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar.

Solo-Oboist at the „Berliner Symphoniker“, at the „Nationaltheater Mannheim“ and the German Opera Berlin.

Numerous temporary jobs, e.g. with the Berlin Philharmonics, at the State Opera Munich or the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Winner of national and international contests; chamber musical and soloistical employment in Germany and abroad.
Member of the Camerata Salzburg.


Portraitfoto Dozent Professor Jens Thoben Prof. Johannes Peitz

Professor for Clarinet and Chamber Music at the University of Music Lübeck

1st Principal Clarinetist of Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg 2002-2014, subsequently freelance career as a soloist and chamber musician. Prizewinner of international competitions, including the International Carl Nielsen Competition 2001. Frequent guest at Bavarian State Opera Munich, Semperoper Dresden and Deutsche Oper Berlin. Certified teacher of Lichtenberger® Applied Physiology of the Voice. International concert activity, masterclasses in Germany and abroad.


Prof. Christian-Friedrich Dallmann Prof. Christian-Friedrich Dallmann

Professor at the Universität de Künste Berlin.

Till 2000 solo hornist oft he Berlin Symphony Orchestra, extensive concert employment at the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, at the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and the Potsdamer Kammerakademie.

2000-2003 professor for horn at the Hoschule für Musik in Detmold, since 2004 professor at the Universität der Künste, Berlin; intensive international course work; part of the jury of international horn competitions.


Prof. Eckart Hübner Prof. Eckart Hübner

Professor for bassoon at the Universität der Künste Berlin.

Since 1990 solo bassoonist of the Symphony orchestra of the SWR, before that solo bassoonist in Dortmund at the Badische Staatskapelle; Winner of numerous competitions, e.g. ARD-competition (with Albert Schweitzer Quintette); Deutscher Schallplattenpreis, regularly concert employments as soloist, chamber musician and conductor, lately also Mozarts bassoon concert with the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester.

Teaching activity at worldwide masterclasses. His students hold important positions both in Germany and Europe.

Chamber music

thomas_ludes - SW Prof. Thomas Ludes 

Professor at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen

Thomas Ludes (bassoon) studied at the University of Music Saar, Saarbrücken with Alfred Rinderspacher. Following his studies he became solo bassoonist of the Symphony Orchestra Wuppertal. 

He is tutor at several orchestras in Bonn, at the international summer academy for chamber music in Nordhorn and the „Junge Deutsche Philharmonie“. 
Moreover, he is leading the woodwind ensemble at the „Kreuzkirche Bonn“ and is working closely with the „Gabriele-Minz GmbH Berlin“.


Tamami Toda-Schwarz

Tamami Toda-Schwarz, born in Tokyo/Japan, successfully completed her piano bachelor and master studies in Stuttgart. As a popular pianist she performed with many renowned solists and performed herself as a solist and winner of the international contest "Concorso di Trapini". In 1994 she received a teaching position for accompaniment at the Trossinger Musikhochschule. Later she switched to the same position at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. She is working as a pianist for many international masterclasses and contests.

Stephan Kiefer

Stephan Kiefer is pianist if the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Holland and employed at the University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover. He studied with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling in Hanover and gave worldwide concerts with famous partners as well as being the soloist at numerous festivals.

Akiko Nikami

Akiko Nikami is working in correpetition at the Berlin University of the Arts, where she also finished her studies. Moreover, she is working as correpetitor for academics of the Staatskapelle Berlin. As an official accompanist she works for the German music competition and for the Schuncke horn competition Baden-Baden.

Anano Gokieli

Anna Gokieli is a lecturer at the Berlin University of the Arts. She studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow and gave concerts with famous orchestras, e.g. the Berlin Symphonics and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Vanda Albota

Vanda Albota works as an artistic assistant for woodwind accompaniment at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen.
She studied in Weimar (concert exam piano) and in Berlin (concert exam historical keyboard instruments). Her artistic activity includes numerous appearances as a soloist with orchestra, chamber musician, song accompanist and she is a sought-after piano partner at festivals, master classes and competitions.