Olav Brandt, born in Hameln, studied chemistry at the University of Hanover. Afterwards, the enthusiastic trumpeter decided to make an apprenticeship as a brass instrument maker in the Jürgen Metzger GmbH, Hannover.
In 2007, he received his master of brass instrument making certificate with a double horn, model R.
Olav Brandt is co-owner and together with Max Thein managing director of Thein Brass oHG.
He has been with Thein since 2003. As head of workshop and production manager he was engaged in the improvement of quality processes as well as the development of brass instruments - in close collaboration with musicians. Olav is married with 3 childs.