Trumpet Dynamics

Alex Freund of the M5 Mexican Brass (Interviewed by Mandy Marksteiner)

Born in Germany, Alex took his first classes wiith Bettina Fabiunke and Rainer Auerbach (Berlin State Opera) and studied with Bob Platt, Konradin Groth (Berlin Philharmonic) and Peter Leiner (“Das Rennquintett”) at the Universities of Arts in Berlin and Saarbrücken.

He has participated in courses with Jens Lindeman, Allan Vizutti, Tim Morrison, Hannes Läubin, James Thompson etc. Alex has been invited to play with well-known orchestras as the Berlin State Opera, Semper Opera Dresden, the Cologne Radio Orchestra, Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, and others.

In Germany he had contracts with the Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra of Bremen, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Disney’s production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” etc., in México he was principal trumpet of the Michoacán Symphony Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of Monterrey and Mineria in Mexico City.

He performed as a soloist in Mexico, Korea, Italy, Germany and France. Alex lives in San Miguel de Allende, is currently trumpet professor at the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia, and teaches Meditation of the ancient Ishaya Tradition.

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