Harmonic Brass Munich

German brass quintet back in Bloemfontein by popular demand!

2 March 2016




Description: Munich Brass Tags: Munich Brass“From the first note to the last, this was a fun, inspiring, engaging and quite simply brilliant concert.” 

(Gareth Harvey, What’s on in Cape Town)


After the five gentlemen of Harmonic Brass Munich’s visits to Bloemfontein in 2012 and 2014, concertgoers could not stop talking about the extraordinary and highly entertaining concerts they have been treated with.  The OSM could not let the chance go by to invite them to Bloemfontein with their next SA tour. 


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 different programmes.  An ensemble that spreads good humor: meticulous filing at their performances combined with baroque joie de vivre and serious musical works alternating with giggling boyishness. Five individuals, who couldn't be more unique, melt into a remarkable unity on stage.  Harmonic Brass is supported by an incredibly large number of fans.  Representing the Goethe Institute, Harmonic Brass has been a cultural ambassador all over the world since 2000 and the musicians from Munich also present numerous international workshops.  Anyone who 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."


The members of the group have changed since their last visit.  Gergely Lukács has left the group and a lady, Elisabeth Fessler, has succeeded him.


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).


Elisabeth Fessler (trumpet) studied with Prof Wolfgang Guggenberger at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen and joined Harmonic Brass Munich in 2014.


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.



Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741): Concerto in C

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): If you are with me (BWV 508)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 (BWV 1047) - Allegro assai

Frederick Loewe (1901 - 1988): My Fair Lady

Michael Jackson (1958 - 2009): Black or White

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901): Triumphmarsch from “Aida”

Arr.: Hans Zellner (*1968): Africa

Leroy Anderson (1908 - 1975): Buglers Holiday

Arr.: Hans Zellner (*1968): A Tribute to Louis Armstrong           

   (all 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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