Jörg Wachsmuth

Joerg Wachsmuth was born in Bad Frankenhausen (Thueringen) in 1966. During school he received lessons on drums, piano and tuba. Already then his favourite instrument was the tuba which was invented by Friedrich Wilhelm Wieprecht and Carl Moritz in 1835. In 1983, Joerg won a silver medal at the competition in Neubrandenburg, Germany. From 1983 until 1987 he studied the tuba at the Conservatory of Music „Hanns Eisler“ in Berlin, Germany, where he was a student of Prof. Dietrich Unkrodt.

In 1988 and 1992 he took part in the competition of the Internationaler Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen. In 1988 he won Second Prize, and in 1992 he won First Prize. Joerg has also played as soloist on many recordings as well as solo concerts in Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Spain, and Russia. From 1990 until 2000 he was the tubist of the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie.

As of August 2000, Joerg has held the position of Solo Tubist of the Dresdner Philharmonie. In 2002 he was appointed professor of tuba at the „Carl Maria v. Weber“ University in Dresden.

Joerg plays the following instruments:

  • Meinl-Weston/Melton F-Tuba 182
  • Meinl-Weston/Melton BBb-Tuba 195/2 Fafner
  • Meinl-Weston/Melton Euphonium 551
  • B&S F-Tuba 3100