Helge von Niswandt

Principal Trombone
Helge von Niswandt
  • born in Sindelfingen (Baden-Wuerttemberg)
  • Member of the orchestra since 2001
  • Chamber music at the Konzerthaus Berlin: Konzerthaus Brass Berlin

Helge von Niswandt studied in Trossingen with Abbie Conant, in London with Eric Crees and Simon Wills and in Hanover with Jonas Bylund. He was a scholarship holder at the German Music Competition. In addition to his activities in the orchestra, Helge von Niswandt is a member of the Ensemble Ambrassador. After many years of teaching at the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig, he has been teaching at the Berlin University of the Arts since 2016.


What do you enjoy most about being an orchestral musician?

Playing music together. There are those golden moments when everyone on stage works perfectly in unison. That makes it all worthwhile.

What do you find particularly appealing about playing the trombone?

The trombone has a very vocal quality that has always appealed to me.

What would you be doing if you hadn’t become a musician?

I had many career aspirations. Among other things, I wanted to be a journalist.

Is there an instrument other than your own that you would like to master?

Piano – because it is the key to all creative aspects of music-making and also wonderfully versatile.  Guitar – for that little concert around the campfire. Trumpet – because of Mahler’s 5th Symphony. Cello – the tonality and pitch are related to the trombone. I’m probably programmed to enjoy this kind of soundscape the most.


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