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Andre Schoch

Since the season 2017/2018 Andre Schoch plays trumpet in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2014 – 2017 he played principal trumpet in the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg. He also had engagements at the German Opera Berlin and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. From 2010 until 2012 he received a scholarship from the Orchester-Akademie of the Berlin Philharmonic and was given tuition by Gábor Tarkövi. Even as a chamber musician Andre Schoch is much in demand. He is a member in the ensemble „10forBrass“ and a founding member in the SchwarzGoldTrio. In the famous Ensemble „German Brass“ he is a regularly guest.

The trumpet player Andre Schoch was born in 1987. He studied with Professor Matthias Höfs at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. He was given his fi rst lessons on the trumpet at the age of eight by Ansgar Dümchen. From 2004 until 2007 he received tuition as a young student from Professor Reinhold Friedrich and Klaus Bräker at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. Already as a young person he gained orchestral experience in the Landesjugendorchester Baden-Württemberg, the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and the Schleswig-Holstein-Festival Orchestra.

Andre Schoch has won several competition prizes including a fi rst prize in the competition of the Elise-Meyer-Foundation, the music prize of the Werner-Stober-Foundation, a scholarship of the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and the Ritter prize of the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation. In the years 2012/2013 he was a scholarship holder of the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund. The foundation of the Hamburg State Opera awarded him the Eduard Söring-Prize 2015/16. Various master classes, concerts and recordings have taken him to China, Japan, Taiwan, Spain, Italy, South America and the U.S.A. He has performed as a soloist with the Polish Kammerphilharmonie as part of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Prague Chamber Orchestra and the Berliner Barock Solisten

Andre plays:

  • Rotary "German" B flat trumpet/C trumpet/D/E flat/E trumpet
  • Piston B flat trumpet/C trumpet/E flat trumpet
  • Piston A/B flat Piccolo/G Piccolo trumpets
  • Cornet
  • Corno da Caccia
  • Rotary "German" flugelhorn with 4 valves
  • Barocque trumpet
  • several THEIN mouthpieces

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