Micro concert at Humboldt Forum Berlin
Musicians of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Hannes Hölzl - Trombone
Hannes Hölzl was born in 1987 in Bad Hofgastein, Austria (province of Salzburg). After his musical education started with playing the recorder, he switched to the tenor horn at the age of 5. At the age of 10, he additionally received trombone lessons from Goldegg music school teacher Gernot Pracher. Later he studied at the renowned university “Mozarteum” in Salzburg with Prof. Dany Bonvin.
In the years 1998 to 2000 Hannes Hölzl passed the performance badges of the Austrian Brass Band Association in bronze, silver and gold, all with “excellent success”. Furthermore, he was successful in numerous international competitions: starting as winner of the competition “Prima la musica”, receiving the 2nd prize in Cordoba, Argentina as well as the 1st prize at the “European Solo Champion” in Montreux, the 4th prize at the International Brass Competition in Markneukirchen-Germany, the 4th prize at the “Città” competition in Italy, the 4th prize at the “Città” competition in Italy, the 4th prize at the “Città” competition in Italy, the 4th prize at the “Città” competition in Italy, the 4th prize at the “Città” competition in Italy. Prize at the competition “Città di Porcia” in Italy, 2nd Prize at the “Prague Spring”(1st Prize was not awarded), where he also received the “Gustav Mahler Prize” as the youngest finalist of the whole competition and the “Prize of the City of Prague” as the most successful finalist of the trombone competition. He was also awarded the 2nd prize at the International Trombone Competition in Budapest, also he received the Promotional Prize of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
Hannes Hölzl is a member of various brass ensembles and performs as a soloist with different brass and symphony orchestras at home and abroad, including China, America, Tunisia, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Germany….
At the age of 18 Hannes Hölzl began his career in the great symphony orchestra with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. In the same year he won a 2 year internship with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. During this time Hannes Hölzl gained his first permanent position at the Mainfrankentheater Würzburg, which he took up at the age of 21 as solo trombonist. Since 2012 he is now solo trombonist of the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin.
Dominik Hauer - Trombone
Dominik Hauer, born in 1988 in the Weinviertel region of Lower Austria, received his first trombone lessons at the age of 9 and joined the local band shortly afterwards. During his school years, he completed preliminary studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Prof Dietmar Küblböck, Prof Otmar Gaiswinkler and Mark Gaal.
After graduating from the Vienna Musikgymnasium in 2008, he moved to the Berlin University of the Arts to study for a Bachelor’s degree under Prof Stefan Schulz. He successfully completed his master’s degree in 2019 at the Hanover University of Music with Jonas Bylund.
During his studies in Vienna, he worked as a substitute with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Tonkünstler Orchestra. From 2008 – 2010 Dominik Hauer was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra from 2008-2010 and from 2011-2013 an academy member of the Staatskapelle Berlin, followed by his first permanent position as an alternating trombonist at the Cottbus State Theatre in 2014, followed by further temporary positions with the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover and the Orchestra Mozart in Bologna. Since 2021, he has been a permanent substitute trombonist in the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and has a teaching position at the UDK Berlin in the class of Prof. Stefan Schulz.
In the anniversary season of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, chamber music ensembles from the RSB will perform at the Humboldt Forum for the first time.
The musicians are returning to the historic location where the RSB has performed several times in the Palace of the Republic in the past. Inspired by the collections and exhibitions, micro-concerts will be performed.
Four trombones and a tuba, blown by members of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin: they welcome visitors to the large foyer of the Humboldt Forum on Museum Sunday with sublime brass music from three centuries. Just like in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, where the early Baroque master Girolamo Frescobaldi was the papal organist and composer, the instrumental chants and dance tunes resound from the galleries high up in the foyer.
The five musicians then move through the levels of the staircase; visitors are cordially invited to follow the sounds. Access possible at any time.
The works by Girolamo Frescobaldi, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Sir James Paul McCartney, John Winston Ono Lennon and others will be briefly introduced during the event by RSB concert dramaturge Steffen Georgi. The exact programme sequence will be published on this page shortly before the concert.
Microconcert #1 is the first in a series of concerts in which RSB musicians enter into a dialogue with the exhibitions. The Humboldt Forum and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin are jointly organising the micro-concerts on museum Sundays until June 2024 – as part of the RSB’s 100th anniversary.
The performances by RSB members take place during opening hours and admission is free.
Mensch, Musik! #8 – „Zufällig FREI“
Bach, Klein, Satie, Abazari, Honegger, Pärt, Coulombe