Harmonic Brass Munich

German brass quintet back in Bloemfontein by popular demand!

17 May 2014



Fenominale koperkwintet meng virtuose spel met gemoedelikheid” - Elretha Britz (Volksblad, 8 March 2012)

After the five gentlemen of Harmonic Brass Munich’s visit to Bloemfontein in 2012, concert goers could not stop talking about the extraordinary and highly entertaining concert they were treated with.  The OSM could not let the chance go by to invite them to Bloemfontein with their next SA tour.  These unbelievable musicians will again baffle concert goers with works from Puccini’s well known “Nessun Dorma” to Ravel’s “Bolero” and the “Duet of the Flowers” from the opera Lakmè by Delibes.

Since 1991, the Harmonic Brass Munich has been renowned for its big, elegant brass sound.  Carnegie Hall (New York), Arts Center (Seoul), Leipzig Gewandhaus: the five gentlemen are welcomed and feel at home everywhere in the world. Harmonic Brass travels around the globe playing around 120 concerts a year with changing programmes.  An ensemble that spreads good humor: meticulous filing at their performance combined with baroque joie de vivre, serious musical work alternating with giggling boyishness. Five individuals, who couldn't be more unequal, melt to a unity on stage that is hardly ever to be met.  Harmonic Brass is supported by an incredibly large number of fans.  For the Goethe Institute Harmonic Brass has since 2000 been a cultural ambassador all over the world and the musicians from Munich also hold numerous international workshops.  Whoever has been to a Harmonic Brass concert knows what the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” means when writing about an ensemble that "… with its glamorous-virtuous way of performing is one of the best of its kind worldwide."

Hans Zellner (trumpet) studied with Prof Lachenmaier, Rolf Quinque and Wolfgang Guggenberger at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich as well as the Hochschule für Musik und Theater also in Munich.

Gergely Lukács (trumpet) studied with Prof Károly Neumayer, Prof István Palotai and Prof Zoltán Szücs at the Franz-List Music Academy in Budapest as well as with Prof Reinhold Friedrich at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe

Andreas Binder (French horn) studied with Prof Siegfried Hammer and Prof Wolfgang Gaag at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater

Thomas Lux (trombone) studied with Prof. Paul Schreckenberger at the Staatl. Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim. 

Manfred Häberlein (tuba) studied at the Meistersinger-Conservatory in Nürnberg and with Tom Walsh at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich.


Georg Friedrich Händel: Ouverture from Music for the Royal Fireworks 

Johann Sebastian Bach: Fugue in G minor 

Léo Delibes: Duet of the Flowers from the opera Lakmè   

Maurice Ravel: Bolero 

Giacomo Puccini: Nessun Dorma from the opera Turandot 

Georges Bizet: Carmen 

Karl Jenkins: Palladio 

Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story 

Bastian Pusch: Tarantella

Astor Piazzolla: Libertango 

Zequinha de Abreu: Tico Tico 

(arrangements by Hans Zellner)


R130 (adults)

R90 (pensioners, students and learners)

R70 (UFS staff)

R50 (group bookings of 10+)

Tickets available at Computicket.


Ninette Pretorius (tel. 051 – 401 2504)

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