Markus Czieharz

Markus Czieharz

Orchestra Academy of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

International Competition for Brass Ensembles Passau – 1st prize

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Hochschulwettbewerb – 3rd prize


What is the best thing about playing the trumpet?

The trumpet is such a colourful and adaptable instrument. On the one hand, its strong and stable sound can lead a full orchestra, but on the other hand, it can be played so lyrically and sensitively. Almost like a human voice.

If you could ask any composer one question, who would you pick and what would you ask him/her?

“Dear Mr. Brahms, why didn’t you give us a single solo piece? WHY????“

What is your guilty pleasure that you only listen to in secret?

Not so guilty, but sometimes I’m up for Minimal or Deep House. Other times, I like listening to jazz.

If you had a super power, what would it be?

To instantly teleport myself wherever I want. 

What has been your best AMK moment so far?

There are actually so many… from the very first rehearsal to outstanding concerts, and of course the refreshing white wine in Italy. 

Describe AMK in three words.

Energetic, open-minded, convincing.