The Berlin Brass Quintet is a young ensemble in Europe which mainly works on original compositions.
It was founded in 2012 by students of the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin.
Following performances in the Konzerthaus Berlin, in the Elbphilharmonie an in the German Bundestag, the quintet solidified themselves as an ensemble with collective musical goals and understanding.
The variety of nationalities in the ensemble allows for a special musical interaction which reflects itself in their broad collection of repertoire and musical genres.
Timofej, an original Berliner, is the founder of the 'Berlin Brass Quintet'.
After completing his Abitur (High School Diploma) at the Carl-Philipp- Emanuel-Bach-Gymnasium, he began his studies initially with Prof. Malte Burba at the Musikhochschule Mainz and from 2011 continued with Prof. William Forman at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin.
During his Bachelor degree Timo was academist with the Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra in the 2012/13 season. The following 2013/14 season saw him on contract as the Associate Principal Trumpet of the Münster Symphony Orchestra.
Between September 2015 and January 2016 he was engaged on contract as Tutti Trumpet with the Brandenburger Symphoniker.
Currently Timo is academist at the Frankfurt Opera and is studying a Masters degree at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin.
In his free time he enjoys playing both the piano and organ.
A native of Paris, Alexandre has always shown a love for chamber music and has played in every ensemble combination possible. His musical proficiency stretches from the barque Horn to the Mellophone.
For his Bachelor studies, Alexandre came to Berlin and studied under Prof. Marie-Luise Neunecker at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin.
Since Autumn 2015 he has been studying a Master of Music under Jens Plücker (NDR Symphony) at the Musikhochschule Lübeck.
He has a wide range of orchestral experience which he gained through various youth orchestras such as the 'Lucerne Festival Academy', the 'North German Youth Orchestra' and the 'French Youth Orchestra'.
Currently Alexandre is academist at the Lübeck Theater and plays regularly as an extra with the 'Akademie für alte Musik Berlin'.
Mateusz grew up in Silesian Opole (Poland) and came to Germany after high school to further his studies at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin).
He began his Bachelor with David Cribb and went on to complete it under Sebastian Wagemann. 2015 saw Mateusz continue his Master studies with him.
He has gained orchestral experience as a member of the Pacific Music Festival in 2013 and as an extra with the Komische Oper Berlin.
As a Studio musician he played with the GermanPops Orchestra and the Berlin Session Orchestra.
Currently Mateusz plays in the Police Orchestra Berlin (Bundespolizeiorchester)
Vladimir, born and raised in Belgrade, completed his Bachelor of Music at the 'Fakultet muzičke umetnosti Beograd' with Prof. Aleksandar Bencic.
During his studies he was lead trombone with the Serbian Radio Big Band.
He has won several competitions such as the 'International Competition for Brass in Novi Sad', the 'International Music Competition - Davorin Jenko' and also the Competition 'Petar Konjović'.
Currently he is studying his Master of Music with Andreas Klein at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin).
Vladimir has gained a wide range of orchestral experience as an extra with the National Theater of Serbia (Opera 'Madlenijanum'), 'Camerata Serbica' and in the USA with the 'Interlochen Summer Arts Camp'.
Through his studies he has also participated in masterclasses with Ian Bousfield, Joseph Alessi and Jörgen van Rijen.
At the moment Vladimir has a temporary contract with the Magdeburg Philharmonic.
While growing up in South Germany and during his time at school, Dominik received regular lessons with Prof. Malte Burba in Mainz.
After graduating high school he began his Bachelor of Music in Mainz and then transfered to the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin where he finished the degree.
In 2016 he began his Masters of Music under Prof. Konradin Groth (former principal trumpet of Berlin Philharmonic) at the Berlin University of the Arts and graduated with flying colours. Currently he is completing the post-graduate degree "Instrumentalsolist".
His orchestral experience includes being academist for 1st/3rd trumpet with the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt, being a regular guest with the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic, the Berlin Symphony, the Brandenburger Symphony, the GermanPops Orchestra, Kammersymphonie Berlin and the German Chamber Orchestra Berlin. Furthermore he has also played with the Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg, Theater Lübeck and as offstage musician with the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Dominik sees himself as a crossover musician in the areas of classical, jazz, and pop music.
He was a member of the Youth Jazz Orchestra Baden-Württemberg, the Tobias Becker Bigband Stuttgart and the 3BA Concert Brass Band, a British-style brassband in Bavaria.
He also satisfies his love of chamber music as a member of the Berlin Brass Quintet.
Furthermore Dominik teaches as a licensed Burba®BrassTeacher in Berlin.