Reinhold Friedrich began his career as principal trumpet with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. After winning an award at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in 1986, he received solo engagements all over the world, performing with the Berlin Baroque Soloists, La Stagione Frankfurt, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. He enjoyed a close collaboration with Claudio Abbado, who appointed him principal trumpet of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in 2003. Reinhold Friedrich, who is also a master of the historical keyed trumpet, devotes himself to both early and new music and has premiered works by Wolfgang Rihm, Hans Werner Henze, Rebecca Saunders, and Adriana Hölszky. He has received the Echo Klassik Award for his recordings twice, in 1994 and 2013. He has been a professor of trumpet at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe since 1989.

LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 19 August 2001 playing Shostakovich’s Concerto for Trumpet and Piano at a Festival Strings Lucerne matinee.

Juni 2022