Bläserquintett Profive

Bläserquintett Profive

The members are all professors at music academies: Wally Hase (flute) in Vienna, Jochen Müller-Brincken (oboe), Albrecht Holder (bassoon), Manfred Lindner (clarinet) and Christoph Ess (horn) in Würzburg. In addition to their teaching activities, the musicians are also active as soloists and in other chamber music formations (including Consortium Classicum, Ensemble Villa Musica, Residenz-Quintett Munich), but in the exclusive top ensemble PROFIVE they always find the symbiosis of professional faithfulness to the work and exuberant joy in playing.

At the Days of New Music 2001 in Würzburg, the quintet played the demanding wind quintet by A. Schönberg for the first time with this new line-up. The interpretation was praised by the press as a sensational highlight. This provided an incentive to let the era of the Würzburg wind soloists live on in a new and extremely lively form. The wide-ranging repertoire includes – starting with the earliest quintets M. Cambinis and A. Rosettis – via the piano quintets by W.A. Mozart, L. v. Beethoven and Fr. Danzi the colorful oeuvre of romanticism up to modern quintets.

It is a particular concern of PROFIVEs to publicize masterpieces that have not yet been played in addition to the traditionally known works.

This year the ensemble is a guest at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Festival and the Rheingau Music Festival. The artists also work increasingly with Juri Tetzlaff, the well-known KIKA presenter, and successfully present children’s and family concerts with programs such as ‘Peter and the Wolf’, ‘Carnival of the Animals’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘The Bremen Town Musicians’ , ‘Peer Gynt’ and ‘The Magic Flute’.

Tea Time at Europäischer Hof: Theo Plath & Aris Alexander Blettenberg

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Theo Plath

Theo Plath took his first bassoon lessons with Prof. Nikolaus Maler. Since 2009 he has been studying under Prof. Dag Jensen at the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater” in Munich, where he currently pursuing his Master of Music. Further inspiration he received by taking masterclasses with Prof. Sergio Azzolini and Prof. Klaus Thunemann.

Having been a longtime member of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany, Theo Plath has often been invited to play in important orchestras such as the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the WDR Sinfonieorchester and the NDR Elbphilharmonieorchester. In 2018, he became principal bassoonist of the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern.

In addition to winning first prizes at numerous national and international competitions, such as the “International Crusell Bassoon Competition in Uusikaupunki, Finnland 2011”, the “Aeolus International Wind Competition 2012” and the “Munich Gasteig Musikpreis 2014”, Theo is also recipient of numerous scholarships such as the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund. In 2018 he wins the prize of the “Deutscher Musikwettbewerb”

As avid chamber musician, Theo has performed at significant festivals throughout Europe including the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Davos Festival an the Festival “Spannungen” at Heimbach, performing with musicians like Antje Weithaas, Lars Vogt, Vilde Frang, CHristian Tetzlaff and Maximilian Hornung.

He is also member of the Monet Bläserquintett, which has won prizes in the Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Lyon and the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb and plays in concert halls such as the Opéra de Lyon and the Konzerthaus Dortmund.

Since 2016, Theo Plath has regulary been involved in the project “Rhapsody in School”, where he can pass on the students his love for classical music. He is a scholarship holder of the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb.

In February 2015, Theo Plath’s first CD was released. He plays the Sinfonia concertante by W.A. Mozart with Ramón Ortega Quero, Sebastian Manz, MArc Gruber and the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen under the baton of Ola Rudner.