Chamber Music Evening N° 6

Jörg Faßmann Violin
Annika Thiel Violin
Friedwart Christian Dittmann Cello
Christoph Bechstein Double Bass
Bernhard Kury Flute
Volker Hanemann Oboe
Jan Seifert Clarinet
Christian Dollfuß Bass Clarinet
Andreas Börtitz Bassoon
Julius Rönnebeck Horn
Keiko Tamura Piano

Leoš Janáček

  • »Mládi« Suite for flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, horn and bassoon

Sergei Prokofiev

  • Quintet in G minor

Bohuslav Martinů

  • »Bergerettes« Five pieces for violin, cello and piano

Johannes Brahms

  • Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Opus 87

Sergei Prokofiev's Quintet for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and double bass has an extremely colourful history. The work was originally written in 1924 in Paris, the Mecca of modernism and dance, for the Ballets Russes: under the title "Trapeze", it illustrated a successful production by the choreographer Boris Romanov, which was also presented in Germany and Italy, and which presented episodes from circus life. Three years later, the circus quintet became concert hall music in Moscow - this version also met with enthusiasm from the audience. In 1972, the Bolshoi Theatre took up the original version in a new production of the Romanov Ballet, which was now even filmed.

  • Thursday
    20:00 Uhr
    Ticket price:
    10 €

Jörg Faßmann

Assistant 1st Concertmaster

Born in Dessau in 1966, Jörg Faßmann started violin lessons at the age of five. Only four years later he gave his solo debut with an orchestra. He studied violin from 1983 to 1989 at the Leipzig Conservatory of Music under Gustav Schmahl and Klaus Hertel as well as under Reinhard Ulbricht in Dresden. He has been a prize-winning entrant in international violin competitions.

After joining the Staatskapelle Dresden in 1987, Jörg Faßmann became deputy concertmaster in 1989. Alongside his orchestral duties, he has been a member of the Dresden String Trio since 1995, during which time the group has performed many concerts in Europe and elsewhere and produced numerous CDs. 

In addition he has collaborated for many years with the pianist Gunther Anger, frequently appearing at chamber music festivals and performing regularly in the Semperoper Dresden. As a solo performer he has been invited to appear with a number of German orchestras on tour in Italy and in Asia.

Furthermore, since 1991 Jörg Faßmann has been on the faculty of Dresden’s Conservatory of Music. In 2009 he was appointed to teach a masterclass at the Conservatorio Real Superior in Granada. In the same year he was invited to give concerts and workshops at the University of Wisconsin.

Friedwart Christian Dittmann

Principal Cello

Bernhard Kury

Assistant Principal Flute

Jan Seifert

Principal E-flat Clarinet

Born in 1973, Jan Seifert grew up in Klingenthal and received his first music lessons at the Reinhold Glier music school.

In 1988 he was accepted into the district remedial class of the Robert Schumann Conservatory in Zwickau and was taught the clarinet as his main subject by Frank Klüger. He began his musical studies in 1994 at the Carl Maria von Weber Academy of Music in Dresden with Josef Oehl. In addition to his studies and lessons for high clarinets with Egbert Esterl, he also studied chamber music in the Trio Albert with Wolfgang Liebscher.

His participation in ensembles for new music, in youth orchestra projects, e.g. with the Bavarian Radio, as well as participation in master classes with François Benda and various competitions gave him important impulses.

While still a substitute for the Staatskapelle Dresden, Jan Seifert successfully participated in an audition for the solo E-flat clarinet, a position he has held since 2002.

Christian Dollfuß

Principal Bass Clarinet

Born in Bochum in 1969, Christian Dollfuß began his musical education at the Music Academy of Dortmund. He later studied under Hans Gutmann at Folkwang University in Essen. Together with the other members of »Trio Contrasts« he also studied chamber music performance under Vladimir Mendelsohn from 1997 to 2000. With this ensemble Dollfuß has recorded a CD of 20th century chamber music. 
Before Christian Dollfuß joined the Staatskapelle Dresden he was principal clarinet with the Folkwang Chamber Orchestra from 1993 to 1998. Between 1996 and 1998 he was engaged by the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne.

Since 1998 he has been principal bass clarinet with the Staatskapelle. Apart from his orchestral duties, Christian Dollfuß can regularly be heard throughout Europe performing with diverse chamber groups such as the »Kapellquintett Dresden« and »Trio Contrasts«.    

In 2000 he was appointed to the teaching staff of Dresden’s Conservatory of Music as tutor in clarinet and bass clarinet.

Andreas Börtitz

Principal Contrabassoon