Quintett der Berliner Philharmoniker

Wilfried Strehle, a violist, was a pupil of Emil Kessinger, Ulrich Koch and Tibor Varga. After completing his studies he began his professional career with the Berlin Philharmonic. In addition to his orchestral work, he holds a strong passion for chamber music: he is the cofounder of the Brandis Quartet and played with the Filharmonischen Virtuosen, Philharmonische Camerata, and the Philharmonischen Freunden Wien-Berlin. As the founder of the Trio Berlin, he was awarded the European Chamber Music Award. He also teaches at the Orchester-Akademie of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Berlin University of Arts and regularly holds master classes in Germany and abroad.


Wenzel Fuchs first studied in Kitzbuhel and in his native city of Innsbruck and then at the School of Music in Vienna. During this time he played with, among others, the Vienna Philharmonic. Later, as a solo clarinettist he played at the National Opera in Vienna and with the ORF Symphony Orchestra and then, as of 1993, for the Berlin Philharmonic. In addition to working with the Philharmonic, he also participates in numerous solo and chamber music performances. He also teaches at the Orchester-Akademie of the Berlin Philharmonic and gives masters classes in Europe and overseas.


Esko Laine studied at the Hyvinkaa Conservatory and already at 18 years old played in the Finnish Nationalopernorchester. This was followed by further studies at the School of Music in Frankfurt and the Conservatory in Geneva. He is a laureate of international competitions, and, since 1986, has been a member of the Berlin Philharmonic. He holds many master classes, and as of 2000, works at the Berlin Philharmonic’s Orchester-Akademie and the “Hanns Eisler” Academy of Music in Berlin.


Aleksander Ivic received his first violin lessons at the age of six. At 16, he began performing in Croatia as a soloist and chamber musician. He studied with Kristijan Petrovic in Zagrzeb and later continued his training in Cologne with  Igor Ozim and the Agamedus Quartet and with Rosa Fain. In 1988, he began his orchestral career as a first violin in the WDR-Sinfonieorchester in Cologne, and in 1996 moved to the Berlin Philharmonic. Aleksander Ivic has played with various ensembles, including, the Scharoun Ensemble, the Berlin Barock Solisten and the Straivari-Solisten. He teaches privately in Berlin and holds master classes in France and Croatia.


Radek Baborák is one of the most exceptional hornist, winner of ARD Munich, Geneve and many others international competitions a former principal hornist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. As a soloist, he is a frequent guest of leading orchestras and cooperates with top conductors. His repertoire comprises of the complete horn work from baroque until the present.


Baborak also used to be a member of the Berliner Wind Soloists and the Berliner Horn Octet. As a soloist performs with the Berliner Baroque Orchestra.