The Musicians

The Musicians

The members of the new concert orchestra berlin are renowned freelance musicians from Berlin, Germany and Europe, who are primarily active as chamber musicians or soloists, or also members of important standing orchestras. They come together regularly for concert projects of varying instrumentation and strength.

Concert master

Anna Barbara Kastelewicz – Violin
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Anna Barbara Kastelewicz received her musical training as a violinist at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Professor Yfrah Neamen and additional studies in baroque violin with Rachel Podger. A further study visit took her to Professor Mauricio Fuks at Indiana University in Bloomington/Indiana in the USA.

She gained broad musical experience in various classical orchestras, such as the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, as well as working under conductors such as Kurt Masur and Lorin Maazel.

Anna Barbara Kastelewicz works as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster.

She has a national and international presence with performances and tours in Europe, Asia and South America. She records for radio, television and recordings.

As a soloist with orchestra, her focus is on classical violin concertos such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven. Recently she performed the violin concerto by Max Bruch.

Anna Barbara Kastelewicz is active as a lecturer at colleges of music.
She devotes herself intensively to musicology with the edition and interpretation of contemporary composers.

Born in Berlin, she lives in Berlin as a freelance artist.

Strings

Matthias Erbe – Violin
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Matthias Erbe studied at the Hochschule für Musik "Franz Liszt" Weimar in the class of Professor Karl-Georg Deutsch.

As violinist of the TARON string quartet, he studied in Weimar with Professor Ulrich Beetz (Abegg Trio) andProfessor Norbert Brainin (Amadeus Quartet). Concert tours have taken the quartet to Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Switzerland and the USA.
In January 2001, as a scholarship holder of the Rotary Foundation and the Conservatory of Music, he began a postgraduate course at the Conservatory of Music in San Francisco, USA.

Since his studies in Weimar and San Francisco, he had the opportunity to play various violin concertos with orchestra as a soloist, including works by J.S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart, J. Svendsen, E. Bloch, O. Respighi, F: Mendelssohn, A. Dvorak and A. Schnittke.

After finishing his studies in the USA he played as a member of the first violin section in the Santa Cruz Symphony (USA) as well as the San Jose Chamber Orchestra (USA). Since fall 2004 he has been living in Germany again and works as a freelance artist in Berlin.

In addition to chamber music projects and theater music (Berliner Ensemble, Maxim Gorki Theater), he frequently plays with the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra, the German Chamber Orchestra Berlin, and as a guest concertmaster with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and the New Chamber Orchestra Potsdam.

Margarita Gamova – Violin

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Violinist Margarita Gamova leads successful concert activity as a soloist and ensemble player. She also has numerous experiences with leading orchestras in Germany and worldwide.

She studies baroque violin at the UDK with Irmgardt Huntgeburt. In the process, she participates in numerous projects in collaboration with Ensemble Barock, Staats- und Domchor Berlin, Concertino Berlin on Baroque instruments.

She performs with special preference the music of the Baroque period.

Sebastian Hotze – Violin
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was born in Berlin in 1972. He studied at the Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler" Berlin, majoring in violin. Already during his studies he frequently took on soloist tasks and the direction of various chamber ensembles. He was a member of the world youth orchestra "Jeunesses Musicales" for several years.

After successfully completing his studies in 1997, he took up a position with the Brandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra in Potsdam, where he remained until its dissolution. Since then Sebastian Hotze has been working as a freelance artist in Berlin.

He has made regular guest appearances with orchestras such as the Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle, the Lübeck Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Friedrichstadtpalast, the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg, the German Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Symphony Berlin. He also conducted the Berlin Residence Concerts at Charlottenburg Palace from 2004-2009. Sebastian Hotze is artistic director of the Ensemble Esprit Berlin.

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Stefano Macor – Viola
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Stefano Macor, after initial violin lessons, following his passion, switched to the viola. He studied with Sabrina Brişcik, Prof. Emilio Poggioni (Cons-Milano) and Martin Fischer (BPhO). Established as a violist in several musical formations, he has an active orchestral activity. In addition, he feels a special need to explore the personal possibilities of expression in chamber music, in exchange with others. He works as a freelance musician in Berlin, leads two youth orchestras and teaches viola and violin at the music school "Fanny Hensel".

Daniel Mögelin – Viola
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Daniel Mögelin studied with Prof. Alfred Lipka at the HfM "Hanns Eisler" and with Prof. Felix Schwartz at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock.
Daniel Mögelin's involvement in chamber music includes instrumentations from duo to octet and playing in renowned Berlin chamber orchestras. Until 2001 he played in the "Blume Klavierquartett" (among others live recording of the Bayerischer Rundfunk).
Daniel Mögelin has performed as a soloist with the Konzertorchester Eberswalde at the Chorin Monastery. He also gave concerts with the Telemann Chamber Orchestra Michaelstein and performed the world premiere "Chan-Dan for Viola Solo" by the composer Seok-Yeon Cho at the Kunsthalle Rostock.
Since August 2013 Daniel Mögelin has been engaged as deputy principal violist with the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra.

Chang-Yun Yoo - Viola
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- Chang-Yun Yoo (*1972 in Seoul, South Korea) studied with Professor Rohde at the University of the Arts in Berlin. During his studies he was awarded several prizes, e.g. the Charles Henne Prize, the special prize of the Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale Provincia di Caltanissetta and the first prize of the Hochschule der Künste Berlin. After his studies he was active, among others, with the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra in Spain (as a finalist/1st solo) and with the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau as a voice-leading violist. Since 2007 he has been working as a freelance soloist, concert and chamber musician with renowned ensembles such as the Potsdamer Kammerakademie and the Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg. As a baroque violist, he is a permanent member of Musica Sequenza, Ensemble ExTempore Berlin, Ensemble Callinus and Aurum Ensemble. He also works passionately in the field of new music: as a permanent member of AsianArt Ensemble, Work in Progress Berlin, 12 Saiten Berlin and Morpheus Quartet Berlin.

In addition to classical music, Chang-Yun Yoo is also active as a rock violinist and as a film music composer.

Dmitry Sokolov – Violoncello
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Dmitry Sokolov studied at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory and graduated with honors. Even as a student he was interested in historical performance practice. He won first prizes at competitions in Manchester in 1990 and Amsterdam in 1993. D. Sokolov has performed at renowned festivals in Europe and in the USA and has given chamber concerts and made recordings together with renowned musicians such as Ph. Jaroussky, E. Kirkby, M. Chance and A. Liubimov. Sokolov teaches baroque cello and chamber music at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and conducts master classes in Russia, Germany, Sweden and the UK.

Inka Döring – Violoncello
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Inka Döring studied cello at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin with Prof. Michael Sanderling and in Barcelona with Lluis Claret.

In 1998 she obtained her diploma in Berlin and continued her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Kunst in Frankfurt, graduating in 2000 with the concert exam.

In 1999 she continued her postgraduate studies in baroque cello at the UdK Berlin with Phoebe Carrai.

She is a prize-winner at the 2000 university competition in the subject "Early Music Ensemble".

In addition to regular engagements with, among others, the Akademie für Alte Musik. La Petite Bande, and Anima Eterna, she is a founding member of the Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg, with whom she performed at numerous festivals and in renowned concert series in Germany and abroad between 2004 and 2012.

Guido Großmann – Doule bass

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Guido Großmann studied double bass with Prof. Michael B. Wolf (UdK Berlin) and Prof. Silvio Dalla Torre (HMT Rostock) as well as historical double bass and G violone with Prof. Jan Freiheit (UdK Berlin / HMT Leipzig). He currently lives in Berlin as a freelance musician, performs with numerous orchestras and project ensembles, and contributes to sound and video productions with music ranging from Renaissance to modern. In addition to the new concert orchestra berlin and the new baroque orchestra berlin, these include the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt, the Babelsberg Film Orchestra, the soloist ensemble Kaleidoskop, the German Chamber Orchestra Berlin, the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra Leipzig, Concerto Brandenburg, Cammermusik Potsdam, the young North German Philharmonic and many more.

Guy Tuneh – Double bass

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Guy D. Tuneh plays on international stages and is active as a soloist and chamber musician. He challenges the traditional role of a bassist to push the boundaries of bass playing. For example, he was the first bassist to perform an unedited version of Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations in concert, in addition to traditional bass literature, in order to reach a higher technical and artistic level. He was a young student of Michael Klinghoffer at the "S. Rubin Academy of Music" in Tel Aviv. Later he studied at the "Hanns Eisler" Academy of Music in Berlin with Barbara Sanderling and with Wolfgang Güttler at the Music Academy of the City of Basel in Switzerland. As a winner of the Rhineland-Palatinate State Government Foundation "Villa Musica" scholarship, Guy Tuneh has received great acclaim as a soloist and chamber musician. As a guest, Guy Tuneh has performed at renowned music festivals, including the "Verbier Festival". As a soloist and as a chamber musician he has performed with renowned musicians such as Vesselina Kasarova, Natalia Gutman, Heinz Holliger, Rainer Kussmaul, Kammerorchester Berlin and Ensemble-Modern. Guy D. Tuneh was principal bass of the Parisian ensemble "Les Dissonances" (2007-2012) and engaged as principal bass in the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (winner of the ECHO-Klassik 2006 & ECHO-Klassik 2007 AWARD) under Daniel Barenboim.

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Marta Masini – Flute
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Marta Masini studied in Florence at the "L. Cherubini" Academy of Music, in Lugano with M. Ancillotti and at the "Hans Eisler" Academy of Music in Berlin with B. Fromanger. During her studies she won the scholarship "S. Gazzelloni" and the first prize for a performance as a soloist with the "Accademia Musicale Romana". She was an academician at the "Maggio Musicale Fiorentino" (Z. Metha) in Florence, at the "Gustav Mahler" Academy in Ferrara and Bolzano and at the "Holstein Music Festival" (S. Bychkov). She received the "Medaglia di Bronzo" from the President of the Italian Republic as Italian flutist for the "European Union Youth Orchestra" (EUYO). In Vienna she won the audition for the "UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra" in Switzerland, where she played under conductors like J. Levine, Y. Temirkanov, V. Gergiev, Dohnany and G. Dudamel. Marta Masini lives in Berlin and is active as a chamber musician and orchestral musician.

Hui Fang Lee-Kronenberger – Oboe
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Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan.

Studies, diploma and concert exam at the Folkwang Musikhochschule Essen with Prof. Pierre W. Feit. Master classes with Prof. Klaus Becker and Prof. Günther Passin.

Principle oboist/English hornist at the Metronom Theater Oberhausen and the Theater am Potsdamer Platz Berlin.

Since 2007 freelance musician in various musical theaters and orchestras such as the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, as well as participation in summer festivals and tours in Europe.

Ariane Macor – Oboe
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Ariane Macor studied after preparation at the "Julius Stern Institute" (Conservatory of the UdK Berlin) with Günter Zorn (DSO Berlin), Prof. Burkhard Glaetzner and Gregor Witt (Staatskapelle Berlin) at the University of the Arts in Berlin. She regularly participated in master classes, especially with Prof. Günther Passin (DSO Berlin) and Jürgen Hollerbuhl (DSO Berlin) and is a multiple first prize winner of various music competitions.

As assistant solo oboist she was at the Theatro "Giuseppe Verdi" in Trieste (Italy). She has participated in several CD recordings, mainly with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, and also works as an instrumental teacher in Berlin. Regular solo and chamber music concerts take her to Germany and abroad.

Hugo Rodriguez – Clarinet

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From the beginning, clarinetist Hugo Rodriguez was highly appreciated by critics as a soloist and chamber musician. Communication, whether in the field of interpretation or through teaching, is his first priority.

He combines his current activities as a concert clarinettist with his passion for chamber music, working as a freelance member with ensembles such as the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. From 2014-2016 he was principal clarinetist of the Vogtland Philharmonic Orchestra Greiz/Reichenbach.

As a passionate pedagogue, he carries out his teaching activities in Berlin. Additionally, he gives clarinet masterclasses in Germany and abroad, supports musical education projects and coaches youth orchestras in Spain, Germany, France, Russia, Lebanon, China, India and Peru.
In 2017, he founded IMAGINAria (www.imaginaria.de), a multidisciplinary project dedicated to teaching classical and new music, based on the combination of music and performing and visual arts. The goal is to awaken children's interest, to tell stories and to convey enthusiasm for classical music.

He is interested in the interpretation of contemporary music. Numerous CD recordings document his work and his preoccupation with new languages and forms of expression in music. He has made guest appearances with some of the current contemporary music ensembles in Germany in the context of representative festivals such as

Podium (Esslingen), Ultraschall (Berlin), Acht Brücken (Cologne), März Musik (Berlin) or Impuls (Dessau).

He has been invited and awarded to some of the most important chamber music competitions: the ARD Competition in Munich 2014, the International Competition in Chieri, Italy 2013 (1st prize), Cours et Concours Villa-Musica, Germany 2010 (1st prize), Internacional Cofrentes, Spain 2016 (1st prize).

Hugo received his first clarinet lessons at the Conservatory in his hometown of Madrid, in the wind orchestra "La Lira de Pozuelo" and in the Madrid Youth Orchestra, and graduated "Superior" with honors from the Salamanca Conservatory.
In 2007 he moved to Weimar, where he studied at the Hochschule Franz Liszt with Martin Spangenberg. This was followed by a master's degree in chamber music with the Artemis Quartet at the University of the Arts in Berlin. He was also a scholarship holder of the Villa-Musica Rhineland-Palatinate, a long-time member of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and an academist with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.

Hugo plays clarinets of the Herbert Wurlitzer brand and mouthpieces made by Wurlitzer and Licostini.

Alexander Hase – Bassoon
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Studied in Hanover with Prof. K. Thunemann.

Member of the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Society and the Tonkünstlerverband .

Prize winner at the 38th International Bassoon Competition Prague Spring.

From 1990-2001 principal bassoonist of the Philharmonia Hungarica.From 2001 bassoonist with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.

Eva Schraube – Bassoon

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Eva Schraube was born in Ravensburg and studied in Paris with Prof. Wallez (Medaille d'or) and in Geneva with Prof. Birnstingl (Premier Prix). As a bassoonist and contrabassoonist, she is active in the Orquestra do Porto and the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, among others.

 

 

 

Hanno Koloska – Bassoon

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Hanno Koloska, studied at HfM "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin, received a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation and the "Viila Musica" Foundation, and has held positions as principal bassoonist at the Residentie. Orkest Den Haag, the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Halle and the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonie Lodz, as well as positions with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Göterborgs Operan. Has performed as a soloist with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the Kammerakademie Potsdam, among others. 1st prize winner of the Hanns Eisler Prize for the interpretation of contemporary chamber music. Freelance work.

Mai Takeda – Trumpet

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Mai Takeda grew up in Nagoya, Japan. She began playing the trumpet at the age of 9.
She first studied at the "Kunitachi" College of Music in Tokyo with Prof. Naohiro Tsuken. She then completed her concert exam at the Berlin University of the Arts with Prof. Konradin Groth. She has worked as a substitute in the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Babelsberg Film Orchestra, the Theater
Brandenburg Theater, the Magdeburg Theater and the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt (Oder). Mai Takeda was a member of the Stuttgart Festival Ensemble (Bach Academy). She also gained valuable experience during various solo performances in Berlin
and Japan. Mai Takeda is a freelance musician.

Janni Struzyk – Tuba
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studied tuba in Berlin and Weimar, after having learned recorder, trombone and piano and having been a choir singer for a long time.
She plays in large orchestras and in small and tiny chamber music ensembles, both in jazz orchestras and deeply serious, most preferably with the percussionist Friedemann Werzlau as a duo "pinx.it" the own pieces.
Again and again active as a soloist with various orchestras.

Wilfried Helm – Trombone
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was born in Guben in 1962 and studied at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin with Hans Behrends.

His chamber music activities include the "Blechbläserensemble Ludwig Güttler" (Dresden) and he is a founding member and artistic director of the "PosaunenQuintett Berlin" ("PQB"). Since 1982 he is solo trombonist of the "Konzerthausorchester Berlin" and plays substitute in the "Rundfunksinfonieorchester Berlin", in the "Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin", in the "Deutsche Oper Berlin", among others.

Percussion

Florian Goltz – Timpani

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Florian Goltz was born in Berlin and is a trained orchestral musician.
After studying percussion at the HdK Berlin and the Orchestra Academy
of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
he was a member of the Symphonic Orchestra Berlin.
Today he works freelance in a wide variety of musical fields:
in addition to his activities for orchestras and opera houses in Berlin, he devotes himself to
film scoring, silent film accompaniment and the percussion duo Schlaglicht.

Friedemann Werzlau – Timpani

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Born 1964 in Potsdam-Babelsberg; studied music at the HfM "Hanns Eisler" Berlin; until 2000 deputy principal timpanist of the Brandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra Potsdam; since then active as a freelance musician/concept composer and concert dramaturge; works mainly in the fields of contemporary chamber music/theater and classical orchestral music; has participated in countless radio, CD and music theater productions. member or permanent guest of BalanXe Schlagwerke, pinX-it, BerlinPianoPercussion, Ensemble United and many others; since 2004 solo timpanist and percussionist of the Kammerakademie Potsdam (orchestra of the state capital); several compositions for solo, ensemble and theater.
Adam Weisman – Drums

 

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Adam Weisman studied with Fred Hinger and Chris Lamb at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, with Sylvio Gualda in Versailles, and with Peter Sadlo and Robyn Schulkowsky in Munich. In 1991 he won third prize at the ARD Music Competition in Munich and second prize at the International Music Competition in Geneva in 1992. He composed and performed music for plays at the Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel Munich, Württembergisches Landestheater Esslingen and Landestheater Linz.

He performed New Music with the New Music Consort and the NewBand in New York from 1988 to 1990, as well as with Ensemble Modern, with Klangforum Wien (resident member 1997-98, 2004- 05) with Ascolta (posthumous premiere of Frank Zappa), with Zeitkratzer (concerts with Lou Reed) and the Scharoun Ensemble (members of the Berlin Philharmonic). He has participated in numerous CD productions, including a CD with Ensemble Modern, Frank Zappa and the music of Edgar Varese. Since 2010 he is a member of Berlin PianoPercussion with whom he has made three CD's and tours in the USA and China.

His solo CD Mani, with three compositions for solo percussion by Pierluigi Billone, was included in the Bestenliste 1-2011 in the genre Contemporary Music by the Verein Deutsche Schallplattenkritik e.V.. Adam Weisman has performed world premieres by Tan Dun, David Lang, Wolfgang Rihm, and Peter Eotvos, among others, and has appeared as a soloist in Athens, Paris, Munich, Geneva, Berlin, Vienna, Gdansk, Peruggia, and Mar del Plata, Argentina. In 2019 he performed Tan Dun's Water Concerto with the Stuttgart Philharmonic.