Congratulations to Andreas Milder, who will take over from Gisèle Herbert as the professor of harp at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg. And - auditions to join his new class are closing soon! The deadline for applications is March 31st, and you can find all details here. He has held a teaching position at the Würzburg Hochschule for some years now, and will take up his full professorship in the summer of 2015.
Andreas Mildner won the first prize in the Arpista Ludovico competition in Spain in 2009, and is now Principal Harp with the West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cologne. He has also been honoured with the Kulturpreis Bayern, the Barischer Kunstförderpreis, and last season appeared as a concerto soloist with the Bremen Philharmonic, the Würzburg Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Schwerin, and the Utrecht Philharmonic.
Andreas’s duo with tubist Andreas Hofmeir is a central feature of his diverse chamber music activities: watch them here playing Piazzolla (arr. Andreas Mildner), live in the studio of the Bavarian Radio.