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 Eckart Hübner of the Universität der Künste Berlin.



Prof. Angela Firkins, Lübeck Prof. Angela Firkins

Professor for flute and chamber music at the University of Music 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 University of Music 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.


Prof. Johannes Peitz Prof. Johannes Peitz

Professor for clarinet at the University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover.

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 the Schleswig-Holstein Musik-Festival, international course work.


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

Professor at the Berlin University of the Arts.

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 Berlin University of the Arts.

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

Portrai Veikko Braeme Prof. Veikko Braeme

Visiting professor for bassoon at the Berlin University of the Arts.
Studied bassoon and conducting in Leipzig, Mannheim and Trossingen.

Since 2002 principal bassoonist of the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.Winner of national and international competitions; Chamber music activity at home and abroad.
In collaboration with Prof. Georg Klütsch, he taught the bassoon class at the Cologne University of Music and Drama from 2014 to 2018.
Since the winter semester 2020, he has been responsible for the bassoon class at the Berlin University of the Arts as a visiting professor.


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.

Anna 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.