Reinhold Friedrich - Trumpet

Since his second prize in the international ARD competition in Munich in 1986 Reinhold Friedrich has been present on all important stages of the national and international music scene. His spectrum goes from the latest solo compositions to ancient music and its historical original instruments, such as the baroque trumpet and the keyed trumpet. He has played with Capriccio Basel, the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées or the Vienna Academy on historical original instruments as well as performing the works (world premieres) of contemporary composers like Wolfgang Rihm, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Rebecca Saunders, Hans Werner Henze, Nicolaus A. Huber, and Adriana Hölszky. Soloparts as there are Nobody knows the trouble I see by Bernd Alois Zimmermann (awarded Echo Klassik) are for him extremely important parts of his wide-ranging repertoire.

As a solo player, he gave concerts with ensembles such as Berliner Barock-Solisten, Wiener Kammerorchester and Basler Kammerorchester. Furthermore with Bamberger Symphoniker, Orchestre Philharmonique de la Radio France, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks. These performances were conducted by, among others, Claudio Abbado, Philippe Herreweghe, Semyon Bychkov, Dennis Russell Davies, Peter Eötvös, Michael Gielen, Martin Haselböck, Christopher Hogwood, Eliahu Inbal, Krystjan and Neeme Järvi, Sir Neville Marriner, and Ingo Metzmacher. Since its founding in 2003, Reinhold Friedrich is a permanent principal trumpet of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under the direction of Claudio Abbado and artistic director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra Brass Ensemble. His permanent partners in the field of chamber music are Robyn Schulkowsky (percussion), Thomas Duis and Kalle Randalu (piano), as well as Martin Lücker (organ), Albrecht Mayer (oboe), Thomas Quasthoff (bass) und Ruth Ziesak (soprano).

Numerous recordings give evidence of his comprehensive work. Master classes were held by Reinhold Friedrich at the Royal Academy of London, the Royal Conservatory in Aarhus, as well as in St. Cruz (Bolivia), Lübeck (Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival), Valencia and Hiroshima. Reinhold Friedrich is a professor of trumpet at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. He holds the title as an honorary professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Aarhus (Danmark) as well as in Hiroshima (Japan).

In 2013 Reinhold Friedrich will perform two concerts in Paris as a soloist: In June with Haydn’s Trumpet concerto accompanied by the Orchestra Mozart Bologna under the baton of Claudio Abbado in the famous Salle Pleyel. And in October, Matthias Pintscher’s Concerto for two trumpets “Chute d’Etoiles” will be given in the Opera Bastille with the Orchestre National de Paris conducted by the composer.

In addition Reinhold Friedrich will be giving concerts with the NDR Radiophilharmonie and Reinhard Goebel, with the Hessische Rundfunk, conducted by Karl-Heinz Steffens, he will play B.A. Zimmermann’s Trumpet concerto “Nobody knows de trouble I see” and during the “Latvian Week” in the Alte Oper Frankfurt her will perform with Iveta Alpkana (organ). He is invited to be this year’s “Artist in Residence” with the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz In October he will be touring China and Japan with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under Claudio Abbado.

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