10forBrass - 10forBrass

Logo by 10forBrass (2011)

Logo by 10forBrass (2011)
General information
origin Germany
Genre(s) Classical ( brass ensemble )
founding 2010
Website www.10forbrass.de
Current occupation
Martin Gierden
Anne Heinemann
Luke Paulenz
Andre Schoch
Felix Wilmsen
Swantje Vesper
Jan Donner
Matthias haakh
Florian Zerbaum
Johannes Weidner
Alexander Tischendorf

10forBrass is a professional brass ensemble . It consists of twelve musicians who studied at the music academies in Berlin , Frankfurt am Main , Hamburg , Hanover , Cologne , Leipzig , Stuttgart and Weimar , have permanent engagements in German symphony orchestras and, since the ensemble was founded in 2010, regular concerts at home and abroad Give abroad. In June 2013 the first recording "Portrait" appeared on the Genuin classics label, in June 2015 the ensemble released the second CD recording "Original". The third publication dedicated to opera music will appear in March 2019. In addition to the usual literature for ensembles of ten, 10forBrass is dedicated to expanding the repertoire for this standard formation. So the musicians have been and are increasingly placing orders for new compositions and arrangements .

Concert activity

The ensemble was founded in 2010 by young musicians from all over Germany. [1] Among other things, 10forBrass performed in 2011 and 2013 [2] at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival , gave concerts at the MDR Music Summer 2012 [3] and 2014 [4] and at the Hohenloher Kultursommer 2014 [5] . The musicians play at major festivals and nationwide in large halls, for example at a “lunch concert” in the Philharmonie Berlin in front of over 1,000 spectators [6] and at the season opening concert of the Philharmonie Essen . [7]

On December 22, 2013, the Franco-German cultural channel ARTE broadcast an episode of the program “Stars von Morgen” with Rolando Villazón , on 10forBrass with interpretations of Dmitri Shostakovich's “Festive Overture Op.96” and Irving Berlin's “Puttin 'on the Ritz” “Was presented. [8th]

10forBrass at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (open-air concert Schloss Wotersen 2011)

The members of the ensemble have all played in international selected orchestras, including the Young German Philharmonic , the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra , the Young Philharmonic Orchestra of Lower Saxony and the Orchestra Academy of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival . The repertoire ranges from Johann Sebastian Bach and Dmitri Shostakovich to George Gershwin and Chick Corea , whose pieces are arranged for brass .

Concert on September 3, 2014 in the Brandenburg Cathedral on the Havel

Prizes and awards



Individual evidence

  1. biography on the official website
  2. ^ Concert at the "Lithuania" music festival of the SHMF
  3. Concert at the MDR Music Summer 2012
  4. ^ Concert in the MDR Music Summer, August 1, 2014, Bad Muskau, Fürst-Pückler-Park ( Memento from May 25, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  5. Brass to the power of ten - August 2, 2014 - Crailsheim-Erkenbrechtshausen, Wasserschloss
  6. Concert in the Berlin Philharmonie ( Memento from December 27, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  7. Philharmonie Essen - Exclusive concert for subscribers: 10forBrass
  8. ARTE broadcast "Stars of Tomorrow" from December 22, 2013 ( Memento from December 24, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  9. 2nd prize at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Competition