Biography

The trumpeter, conductor, musicologist and ensemble founder Ludwig Güttler is one of the most versatile and important German artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. He founded the Virtuosi Saxoniae ensemble comprising members of the Sächsische Staatskapelle, the Leipzig Bach Collegium and the Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble. He has been a pioneer of Dresden’s musical tradition, not just the Baroque, and has rediscovered many forgotten composers, performing their works again for the first time in many years. Güttler conducts and plays J.S. Bach ‘s Christmas Oratorio and Passions and his Brandenburg Concertos as well as such diverse works as Mozart’s symphonies and Haydn’s cello concertos (with Jan Vogler), not to mention other works by Haydn and by Reger, Hindemith, Honegger and contemporary composers. His repertoire of the trumpet literature ranges from the 16th century to the present day. He is a pioneer of the corno da caccia, an instrument which for some time had fallen out of favour and which he has championed for decades, thereby enhancing his excellent reputation. Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Güttler was active in West Germany as the principal founder of the music festival in Hitzacker. He continues to this day to head the Sandstein & Musik Festival in the hilly region south of Dresden known as the “Switzerland of Saxony” and the eastern Erzgebirge (ore mountains). Ludwig Güttler also made a name for himself as a pioneer in the rebuilding of the world-famous Dresden Frauenkirche destroyed in 1945 by an Allied bombing raid. By staging numerous concerts and making appeals for donations he was able to collect enough money for the reconstruction of the church. Without his commitment the Baroque hallmark of Dresden would surely not have been restored over 10 years ago to its former glory in the heart of the city.

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24. Mar
Saturday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Ev. Kirche
Dippoldiswalde
27. Mar
Tuesday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Kirche Altleisnig
Polditz
29. Mar
Thursday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Frauenkirche
Dresden
14. Apr
Saturday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Frauenkirche
Dresden
17. Apr
Tuesday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
St. Michaelis
Lüneburg
21. Apr
Saturday
Ludwig Güttler
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Lutherkirche
Zwickau
22. Apr
Sunday
Ludwig Güttler
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Auenkirche
Berlin
06. May
Sunday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
St. Severi-Kirche
Ottendorf
10. May
Thursday
Ludwig Güttler
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Ev. Kirche
Lauenstein
01. Jun
Friday
Ludwig Güttler
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Klosterkirche
Cottbus
02. Jun
Saturday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
St. Wolfgang
Schneeberg
23. Jun
Saturday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Ev. Kirche
Lohmen
30. Jun
Saturday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Stiftskirche
Zwettl
01. Jul
Sunday
Ludwig Güttler
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Stiftskirche
Zwettl
28. Jul
Saturday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Kirchlein am Meer
Schobüll
29. Jul
Sunday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
St. Martin
Morsum
01. Aug
Wednesday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Dom
Fürstenwalde
03. Aug
Friday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
St. Nikolaikirche
Stralsund
05. Aug
Sunday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Ev. Stadtkirche
Neustrelitz
12. Aug
Sunday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Frauenkirche
Dresden
16. Aug
Thursday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Ev.-ref. Große Kirche
Leer
17. Aug
Friday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Christus und Garnisionskirche
Wilhelmshaven
22. Aug
Wednesday
Ludwig Güttler
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Basilika
Eberbach
25. Aug
Saturday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Frauenkirche
Dresden
26. Aug
Sunday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
St. Katharinenkirche
Brandenburg
09. Sep
Sunday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Ev. Kirche
Geising
29. Sep
Saturday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Kirche Altleisnig
Polditz
03. Oct
Wednesday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Kloster
Walkenried
06. Oct
Saturday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Frauenkirche
Dresden
13. Oct
Saturday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Dom
Meißen
04. Nov
Sunday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Thomaskirche
Leipzig
01. Dec
Saturday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Basilika
Waldsassen
02. Dec
Sunday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Basilika
Waldsassen
03. Dec
Monday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
St. Erasmuskirche
Ballrechten-Dottingen
06. Dec
Thursday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Frauenkirche
Dresden
08. Dec
Saturday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
St. Marienkirche
Pirna
09. Dec
Sunday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
St. Marienkirche
Pirna
10. Dec
Monday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
St. Laurentii-Kirche
Itzehoe
11. Dec
Tuesday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
St. Michaelis
Hamburg
12. Dec
Wednesday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
St. Marienkirche
Bad Segeberg
14. Dec
Friday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Frauenkirche
Dresden
15. Dec
Saturday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Frauenkirche
Dresden
20. Dec
Thursday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Philharmonie
Köln
21. Dec
Friday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Herkulessaal
München
23. Dec
Sunday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Vor der Frauenkirche
Dresden
27. Dec
Thursday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Frauenkirche
Dresden
28. Dec
Friday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
St. Bartholomäuskirche
Röhrsdorf bei Meißen
29. Dec
Saturday
Ludwig Güttler
Live
Kirche Altleisnig
Polditz