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

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.

Hansjacob Staemmler

Hansjacob Staemmler is working as correpetitor for string players at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg. He studied piano at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ in Berlin and gave concerts with famous partners at important festivals, e.g. the „Salzburger Festspiele“ and the „Mozartfest“ in Würzburg.