Professors & Correpetitors

Organisational manager

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



Prof. Angela Firkins, Lübeck Prof. Angela Firkins

Professor for flute and chamber music at the Musikhochschule Lübeck

Employment 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 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 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 Hochschule für Musik und Theater 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 Universität der Künste in 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 in 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

Prof. Thomas Ludes Prof. Thomas Ludes

Professor at the Folkwang Hochschule in 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 Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT. 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 Universität der Künste Berlin. 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  Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover in correpetition. 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. 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.