Bernhard Kratzer 

Biographie in GERMAN 


Bernhard Kratzer is solo-trumpeter at the Staatsorchester Stuttgart and university teacher at the Musikhochschule des Saarlandes. He studied with Prof. Horst-Dieter Bolz in Trossingen and with Prof. Max Sommerhalder in Zurich. He was a member of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich an prize-winner at the instrumental competition of the German Music-Universities. Concert tours with  German Brass, the Württembergischen Kammerorchester Heilbronn and the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart lead him to Israel, Japan, the USA and the GUS.

He ist creating arrangements of wellknown and remote Baroque music with great engagement and has a wide ranging repertoire from the 17th century up to contemporary music at his disposal. Beside a great number of radio- and televisiontransmissions his high standard as an artist is documented with outstanding CD-recordings. In 1980 he founded, together with Monika Nuber (1961 - 1996), a trumpet-organ-duo that could establish itself as one of the most outstanding in Germany after a short time and has been invited to numerous  performances in Germany and abroad.



Tragically this pleasing human and artistic co-operation has been ended with the accidental death of Monika Nuber. Since 1997 Bernhard Kratzer has been working regulary with the organist of the Dome at Speyer Markus Eichenlaub, with the freelance organist from Stuttgart Paul Theis and with Martin Sander who is professor at university for sacred music at Heidelberg.



Bernhard Kratzer mit Duo-Partner Paul Theis


 Markus Eichenlaub
 & Bernhard Kratzer