Prof. Jörg Wachsmuth © Markenfotografie

Jörg Wachsmuth

Bass tubist
in the orchestra since 2000

Prof. Jörg Wachsmuth, chamber musician, was born on March 17, 1966 in Bad Frankenhausen (Kyffhäuserkreis). He comes from a Thuringian family of musicians - his father played trumpet, grandfather and great-grandfather tuba - and grew up in Potsdam. There he attended the music school "Johann Sebastian Bach" in the subjects tuba and percussion. He then studied tuba at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin with KV Prof. Dietrich Unkrodt. In 1988 he won the second prize and in 1992 the first prize at the International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen in the subject tuba. After an engagement with the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra, he has been a member of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra since 2000 and is honorary professor for tuba at the Carl Maria von Weber Dresden University of Music.

He is also a member of the renowned Melton Tuba Quartet. His special love is the world's largest playable giant tuba from the musical town of Markneukirchen.