Professors & Accompaniment

Organisational manager

The organizational manager is Martin Nieswandt, manager of the Emsland Music School.



Prof. Angela Firkins, Lübeck Prof. Angela Firkins

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

Worked as solo flutist of the Hamburger Symphoniker and Radiophilharmonie Hanover of the NDR; Winner of the contest of German universities; Awardee of the ARD-competition and of the German music competition; Winner of the Germen record critics award.

Member of the Albert Schweitzer Quintette, chamber musical and soloistical employment in Germany and abroad; CD-and broadcast productions, tutor for chamber music and masterclasses.


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 or at the State Opera Munich.

Winner of national and international contests, chamber musical and soloistical employment in Germany and abroad. Member of the Camerata Salzburg; Guest contract with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.


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

Prof. Thomas Ludes Prof. Thomas Ludes

Professor at the Folkwang University of the Arts Essen.

Thomas Ludes (bassoon) studied at the Musikhochschule 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.


Sophio Gigineishvili

Sophio Gigineishvili is working in correpetition at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar. She studied at the conservatory in Tbilissi (Georgia) and is often guest at international festivals like the „Alion Baltic International Music Festival“ (Estonia).

Anano Gokieli

Anano 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.

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.

Eriko Takezawa-Friedrich

Since 1994 Eriko Takezawa (Hiroshima, Japan) is a lecturer for woodwind accompaniment at the University of Music Karlsruhe. She is a well known popular chamber music partner. She received multiple awards of national and international competitions, played international concerts and is an official accompanist at both national or international competitions.