Constantin Hartwig

Born in 1992, Constantin Hartwig was given his first tuba lessons at the age of 13 by his father, Rainer Hartwig. A year later he began studying with Ralf Rudolph, completing his program of study as a junior student at the University of Music Saar with him. He pursued further studies at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media with Jens Bjørn-Larsen.

In 2016, Constantin Hartwig was not only prizewinner of the German Music Competition but also the Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments. In 2017 his debut CD Klischee ade was released on GENUIN. Since then he has appeared as soloist throughout Germany and Europe in recitals and with orchestras including the SWR Symphony Orchestra, Düsseldorf Symphony and Kraków Philharmonic orchestra and the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, and performed at venues such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus and Düsseldorf Tonhalle. He gained international attention with his appearance at the 2022 BBC Proms, performing Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

Since 2022 he is solo-tubist of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, after having academy posts at the Bavarian State Opera, the Staatskapelle Dresden and a temporary position with the Dortmunder Philharmoniker.

As orchestra musician he has performed with, among others, the orchestras of German broadcasters HR, WDR, BR, and RBB and at the opera houses in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Dusseldorf.

In addition to performing with “Trio 21meter60”, Constantin Hartwig is an avid performer of chamber music and appears in recital with the “LJO-Brass” quintet or as a regular guest with ”German Brass”, the “Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble“ and “Salaputia Brass“. He also enjoys devoting any remaining time he has to arranging works for various combinations of brass instruments.

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