Bruno Merse

Viola

 

Bruno Merse began his musical career as concertmaster of the Brandenburger Symphoniker and the Lübecker Philharmonie. In addition he absolved a degree as conductor in Leipzig. In 2006 he received the position as solo violist with the Hamburger Symphoniker and, when Jeffrey Tate became principle conductor, he was appointed as assistant conductor. In the mean time he regularly conducts the Hamburger Symphoniker as well as other major orchestras such as the Stuttgarter Philharmonikern. Since 2010 he is artistic director of the Lübecker Kammerorchester.

 

Bruno Merse received a scholarship from the Musikstiftung der Hamburger Sparkasse in 2011. In the following year his first CD was released with the Hamburger Symphonikern and the trumpeter Matthias Höfs.

 

As guest conductor Bruno Merse has often been invited to China, where he has appeared with orchestras in Shanghai, Hangzhou und Tianjin.

 

Since 2006 Bruno Merse has taught at the International College of Music Hamburg.