Chamber Music Evening N° 4

Johanna Schellenberger Harp
Christian Gaul Erzähler
Andreas Kißling Flute
Bernd Schober Oboe
Wolfram Große Clarinet
Joachim Hans Bassoon
Robert Langbein French Horn
Liam Dugelay Piano

André Caplet

  • Conte fantastique d’après »Le Masque de la Mort Rouge« d’Edgar Allan Poe with reading of the story of the same name

Ludwig Thuille

  • Sextett B-Dur op. 6 for Piano and Winds

Jean Françaix

  • »L'heure du berger«

Francis Poulenc

  • Sextet for wind quintet and piano

  • Thursday
    23.01.2025
    20:00 Uhr
    Semperoper
    Tickets
    Ticket price:
    10 €

Johanna Schellenberger

Principal Harp

Andreas Kißling

Principal Flute

At the age of nine Andreas Kißling received his first lessons on the flute at a music school in the town of Göppingen. He went on to study at Berlin’s University of the Arts under Roswitha Staege and Karlheinz Zoeller. In 2006 he took third prize at the Aurèle Nicolet Competition in Beijing. While still a student, Andreas Kißling was principal flautist of the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra and the Deutsche Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Saarbrücken and Kaiserslautern, and sub-principal flautist of the State Opera in Stuttgart. Since February 2011 he has been principal flautist of the Staatskapelle Dresden.

Zusätzlich zu seiner Tätigkeit im Orchester ist regelmäßig als Kammermusiker und Solist zu hören, wie zum Beispiel bei der Deutschen Erstaufführung des 2. Flötenkonzertes von Mieczysław Weinberg mit der Sächsischen Staatskapelle Dresden im Februar 2017. Inspiration findet er in Reisen mit dem Orchester oder auch privat, durch Filme, Kunst, jeglicher Art von Musik und vor allem im Austausch mit Freunden, Kollegen und auf Reisen im Kennenlernen anderer Menschen und Kulturen.

Andreas Kißling spielt eine 18 Karat Goldflöte von Muramatsu und für ausgewählte Programme Alter Musik eine Holzflöte von Harry Gosse.

Wolfram Große

Principal Clarinet

Born in Weimar in 1966, Wolfram Große took clarinet lessons from the age of ten. In 1980 he became a pupil at the Spezialschule für Musik in Berlin before going on to study from 1984 to 1988 under Ewald Koch at the Hanns Eisler College of Music, also in Berlin.

Wolfram Große’s career as an orchestral musician began in 1988 when he was became deputy principal clarinet of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. From 1989 to 1999 he was principal clarinet at Frankfurt Opera.

In 1999 he joined the Staatskapelle Dresden in the same position. Since 2000 Wolfram Große has also been principal clarinet of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra. In addition to his orchestra duties he is a member of the Wind Quintet of the Staatskapelle Dresden.

As a chamber musician and soloist Wolfram Große has won prizes at several competitions, for example in Munich, Markneukirchen and Colmar. In 2002 he was awarded the Fritz Busch Prize by the Semperoper Foundation. 

Joachim Hans

Principal Bassoon

Born in Hachenburg (Westerwald) in 1972, Joachim Hans began to take lessons in the bassoon at the age of 13. His first teachers were Michael Heinen of the Rheinische Philharmonie State Orchestra and Eckhard Mayer of the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Rheinland-Palatinate.

From 1990 to 1993 he was a member of the Rheinland-Palatinate Youth Orchestra. He attended Freiburg’s College of Music from 1992, were he studied under Karl-Otto Hartmann. In 1994 he was appointed to the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, travelling with its chamber orchestra on diverse tours.
Only one year later he received his first permanent appointment as sub-principal bassoon of the Badische Staatskapelle of Karlsruhe. In the same year he joined the ranks of the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra as principal bassoon. 

Since 1996 he has held this position with the Staatskapelle Dresden, and since 1999 has also performed with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra. As a chamber musician Joachim Hans plays in diverse groups such as the Carus Ensemble Dresden, the Wind Quintet of the Staatskapelle Dresden as well as the Kammerharmonie of the Staatskapelle Dresden.

As a solo performer he has appeared with the Staatskapelle at symphony concerts and orchestral evening recitals under conductors Rainer Mühlbach, Georges Prêtre and Sir Colin Davis. In addition to his orchestral duties Joachim Hans is on the faculty of the Carl Maria von Weber Conservatory of Music.  

 

Robert Langbein

Principal Horn

Born in Chemnitz, Robert Langbein attended the Belvedere Music School in Weimar. He continued his musical training at Weimar Music College under Rainer Heimbuch and, from 2001, in Berlin at the Hanns Eisler College of Music as well as the University of the Arts under Christian-Friedrich Dallmann. While still a student he received his first appointment as principal horn of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin before joining the Staatskapelle in the same position in 2005.

Robert Langbein previously gained valuable experience in orchestral performance with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. He has won numerous prizes and accolades such as a first prize at the International Competition of Markneukirchen in 2004, a first prize at the Kurt Alten Competition in Hanover as well as a special prize for natural horn at the Concours de Genève. In 2010 he was awarded the Horn Prize of the Michael Schuncke Foundation in Baden-Baden. 

In the 2013/2014 season Langbein was artist-in-residence at the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, Robert Langbein is a popular soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Berlin, the Radio Philharmonic Hanover, the Geneva Chamber Orchestra as well as the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec.

Robert Langbein is also active as an educator, teaching at the University of the Arts in Berlin before joining the faculty of the Carl Maria von Weber Conservatory of Music in 2009, where he became Professor for Horn in 2013. In addition he lectures on brass performance at numerous courses (Sorbian National Ensemble) and gives masterclasses (Pacific Music Festival, Sapporo, Dresden Masterclasses Music).