Wien-Berlin Brass Quintet
- Brass Ensemble
- Austria & Germany
Wien-Berlin Brass Quintet
Gabor Tarkoevi (Berliner Philharmoniker)
Guillaume Jehl (Berliner Philharmoniker)
Thomas Joebstl (Wiener Philharmoniker)
Mark Gaal (Wiener Philharmoniker)
Alexamder von Puttkamer/ (Berliner Philharmoniker)
Gabor Tarkoevi / Trumpet
He was born in Esztergom, Hungary, in 1969.
Having musicians in his family for a century, he had his first trumpet lesson from his father, István Tarkövi.
He began studying music at the Győr Music School. He continued his studies at the Franz Liszt Music Secondary School, and graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. György Geiger, Hans Gansch and György Kurtág were his most influential teachers.
Prior to his appointment as solo trumpeter for the Berlin Symphony Orchestra then the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, he was the co-principal trumpeter for the Württenberg Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2004 he has been the principal trumpeter in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Besides his orchestral activities, he is a member of the ensembles “Pro Brass” and “Austrian Brass Connection”.
Mr. Tarkövi has been engaged as a soloist for the Berliner Philharmonics, the Munich Bach Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of the Bayerischen Rundfunks.
As a teacher, he frequently gives master classes in Europe, Asia and overseas. Since 2004, he has been a teacher of the Herbert von Karajan Orchestra Academy.
Guillaume Jehl / Trumpet
Guillaume Jehl began playing the trumpet at the age of eight in his Alsatian hometown. He studied at the conservatory in Mulhouse and graduated with distinction from the Paris Conservatoire. His first engagements were in 1998 as second trumpet in the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine and in 2000 in the Orchestre National de France.
In 2001 Guillaume Jehl was appointed principal trumpet of the Basle Symphony Orchestra, and in 2006 he returned in that position to the Orchestre National de France before joining the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2009. Along with his work in the orchestra, he is active as a soloist and chamber musician and deeply involved in the study of playing Baroque trumpet at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, at which conservatory he also teaches. Additionally, since 2008, he has been perfecting his trumpet playing with coaching from Johann Gansch at the Salzburg Mozarteum University.
Thomas Joebstl / Horn
Thomas Joebstl was born in Wolfsberg (Carinthia) on January 5, 1978, and received his earliest musical training beginning at the age of five, receiving instruction on recorder from his father, Franz Jöbstl. Three years later he began study of the horn under Franz Gönitzer at the music school in Wolfsberg, and continued his studies from 1992 on at Vienna’s College of Music under Roland Berger, long time member of our orchestra. In 1997, Jöbstl not only completed his education at the Music high school, but received his first professional engagement, becoming first horn with the Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper at the age of 19. He experienced three further milestones in his career in the year 2000, completing his musical studies with the title “Magister atrium”, becoming the assistant to Roland Berger, and in December performing a successful audition for the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, where he assumed the position of second horn on March 1, 2001.
As the study of chamber music is of special importance during the schooling and professional life for every instrumentalist, so also did Thomas Jöbstl soon become closely involved with this most essential part of our musical tradition. In addition to being a regular member of the “Wiener Virtuosen”, he belongs to the Vienna Horn Ensemble and the “Viennahorns”, two formations which are dedicated to the contemporary cultivation of the Viennese horn.
Since 2004 he has been the member of Vienna Philharmonic.
Mark Gaal / Trombone
Mark Gaal, born in Vienna on September 11, 1978, grew up in Oberwart and from the age of seven years attended the central music school there, receiving lessons first in tenor horn and after that in trombone with Gerhard Imre. As of 1992, he studied trombone at the Oberschützen campus of the University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz with Erik Hainzl and attended the Evangelische Oberstufenrealgymnasium, a five year music high school in Oberschützen, where he received his matura in 1997. In 2000, following numerous first prizes at “Jugend musiziert”, he attained the First Concert Diploma with distinction. Master classes and seminars with Dietmar Küblböck, Joseph Alessi, Otmar Gaiswinkler and Carsten Svanberg, along with numerous engagements as a substitute for various Viennese orchestras augmented his studies. In the year 2001, he was hired as a bass trombonist with the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra, and in 2002 he auditioned successfully for the Vienna Volksoper as tenor and bass trombonist. On September 1, 2007, he began his service as a tenor trombonist with the Vienna State Opera Orchestra.
In addition to his work in the orchestra, Mark Gall is also a member of the Vienna Trombone Ensemble as well as the “ensemble xx. jahrhundert”, and appears with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Ensemble Kontrapunkte, the Clemencic Consort, the Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Vienna, the “Musikwerkstatt Wien” and the Vienna Pocket Opera, all of which serve to underscore his wide musical interests. Since 2007, as an assistant to Dietmar Küblböck, he has pedagogical responsibilities at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
Alexamder von Puttkamer / Tuba
Actually Alexander von Puttkamer wanted to learn the trumpet, but there were no more places for that instrument available at his local music school. A friend of the family and aspiring tuba player handed him a small tuba. Alexander von Puttkamer got on well with the instrument at once, and he stuck with it. His first ensemble experience came in various youth orchestras, including the Bundesjugendorchester (German national youth orchestra), the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and the European Union Youth Orchestra.
After completing his studies with Walter Hilgers at the Hamburg Hochschule für Musik und Theater, he became a member in 1996 of Hamburg’s NDR Symphony Orchestra. Further stepping stones on his path to the Berliner Philharmoniker included the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra (1998-2004) and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (2004-07) in Munich. Alexander von Puttkamer, also a regular member of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra since 1999, plays golf, is interested in wine and art and enjoys visiting museums, insofar as his two small daughters allow him the time…
-“Sass, you sound mighty great on that tuba!” James Brown