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 Angela Firkins, Professor 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.

Pricipal oboe at the „Berliner Symphoniker“, at the „Nationaltheater Mannheim“ and the German Opera Berlin.

As a guest pricipal oboe he played with the Berlin Philharmonics, at the State Opera Munich or the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. 

Winner of national and international competitons; chamber musical and soloistical employment in Germany and abroad.

Principal oboe of the Camerata Salzburg.


Prof. Johannes Peitz Prof. Johannes Peitz

Professor for clarinet at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover.

With 23 years solo clarinetist at the NDR in Hanover, 3 years later solo clarinetist with the „Bamberger Symphoniker“ (till 2000). Chamber
musical employment with many ensembles (e.g. Albert Schweitzer, Linos) and string quartettes.

Guest in several orchestras. Regularly in the MITO-Chamber Orchestra (Seij Ozawa) in Japan. Records with EMI, Capriccio, CPO, Edel.

Teaching activity in Weimar and Frankfurt, supervision of woodwinds at the orchestra academy of Schleswig-Holstein Musik-Festival, international course work.


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 is working in correpetition for strings and woodwinds at the Musikhochschule Lübeck.
She successfully completed her studies in Stuttgart and works regularly for international masterclasses and festivals.

Sophio Gigineishvili

Sophio Gigineishvili is working in accompaniment at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar. She studied piano and solo-repetition in her home country Georgia (Conservatory Tbilissi) and in Germany (HFMDK Frankfurt/Main, Uni Mainz). She is a popular chamber musician, musically accompanies young musicians and is often guest at international festivals.

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 Universität der Künste Berlin, where she also finished her studies with Klaus Hellwig. She is working in Accompaniment for academics of the „Staatskapelle Berlin“. She is a popular partner for chamber music as well as for competitions like ARD / Markneukirchen, courses and auditions. Her duo-CD „Air“ with Tillmann Höfs won the OPUS Klassik 2019.

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.