Rudolf Lörinc & Frithjof Koch – 2024

19/04/2024 - 21/04/2024
Sant'Agostino (FE)

Masterclass di tromba barocca e timpani

Rudolf Lörinc

was born in 1986 and began learning the trumpet at the age of 7. From 2006-2012 he studied trumpet at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg with Professor Matthias Höfs, receiving his diploma with distinction in 2012 wich was followed by a Masters program in baroque trumpet at the University of Arts in Bremen with Susan Williams.

During his studies he was scholarship holder of the Oscar und Vera Ritter Foundation, the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and was awarded in 2013 the „Germany Scholarship“ by the Heinz A. Bockmeyer Foundation.

As a solo artist and ensemble member Rudolf Lörinc won the 2nd prize in the Elise Meyer Foundation Competition in 2011, the 2nd prize at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Competition in Berlin in 2013 and received a scholarship as a finalist in the Competition of the German Music Council in 2011.

An experienced chamber music player and founder of the award-winning Ensemble 10forBrass, Rudolf also gained experience playing in international orchestras such as the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and the Festival Orchestra of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. During his studies he began performing professionally with orchestras such as the Hamburg State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Hanover State Opera and the Radio Symphony Orchestra Hanover. From 2010-2011 he was employed as principal trumpet of Schwerin State Opera and since 2013 holds the position as second trumpet by Bremen Philharmonic.

Rudolf Lörinc is an international specialist for historical informed performance practise on baroque trumpet for the period of the early 17th century till the late baroque. He has performed with some of the finest baroque ensembles worldwide including Bach Collegium Japan (Masaaki Suzuki), Collegium Vocale Gent (Philippe Herreweghe), II Gardellino (Marcel Ponseele), the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble (Thomas Hengelbrock), Weser- Renaissance (Manfred Cordes), Ensemble Pygmalion (Raphaël Pichon) and Voxluminis (Lionel Meunier) and was part of a great number of CD recordings. Since 2017 he hold a teaching position at the University of Arts in Bremen and is regularly invited for masterclasses all over the world.

Frithjof Koch

was born 1964 and grew up in a family of musicians. He studied in Lübeck and Berlin and graduated specializing in modern timpani playing and percussion. Since 1985 he has been working as a freelance timpanist and percussionist.

As in the early 80ies it was not possible to study baroque music as a timpanist he had to learn and study on his own and did so by reading a great number of books and talking at length to some prominant baroque musicians in Europe.

Frithjof is a permanent member of the Hannoversche Hofkapelle, of the Trompeten-Consort Friedemann Immer and Caterva Musica.
He regularly performs with the Barockorchester L‘Arco, Merseburger Hofmusik, Barockwerk Hamburg, Stuttgarter Hofkapelle und -Barockorchester, Musica Fiata, Concerto Ispirato, la festa musicale and a lot of other orchestras. Sometimes he playes with Accademia Bizantina, Collegium 1704, Concerto Köln, Akamus and others.

Although he has specialized in historic timpani playing, he often performs with modern orchestras such as the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester, Symphoniker Hamburg, Kammeorchester Stuttgart, Aalborg Symfoniker Danmark and others.