Jonathan Nuß

Principal Trombone

Jonathan Nuß was born in Bergisch Gladbach near Cologne. He received his first trombone lessons from his father Ludwig Nuß at the age of twelve.

After being awarded several 1st prizes on a national level at the Jugend Musiziert competition, he completed his first young student programme in Detmold with Prof. David Bruchez. He then moved to the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne as a junior student, where he successfully completed his bachelor's degree under Prof Ulrich Flad and Carsten Luz.

He continued his master's degree with Prof Ian Bousfield at the HKB Bern in 2016 and regularly took private lessons with Harry Ries. 

Following academy contracts with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and the Staatskapelle Dresden as well as engagements as principal trombonist with the Sinfonieorchester Aachen and the WDR Funkhausorchester, Jonathan has been principal trombonist at the Staatskapelle Dresden since February 2018. 

He has also been bass trumpet player in the Bayreuther Festspielorchester since 2021.

Jonathan is passionate about chamber music. He is a permanent member of "10forBrass" and a welcome guest with renowned ensembles such as Salaputia Brass and the Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble. Jonathan made his debut as a soloist with the Sächsische Staatskapelle at the performance evening under the direction of Thomas Guggeis.

In 2015 he was a finalist of the Jeju International Brass Competition and winner of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln contest. Jonathan is since February 2018 a solo trombonist at the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden after a few academy contracts in the Münchner Rundfunkorchester or rather the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and time contracts as a solo trombonist in the Sinfonieorchester Aachen and WDR Funkhausorchester.