Alexander Tischendorf

Alexander TischendorfAlexander Tischendorf began playing tuba at the age of 11 as part of a youth wind ensemble. In 2003 he began his formal studies at the Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar with Professor Walter Hilgers. Among others, he participated in a masterclass with Roger Bobo who invited Alexander to Manchester for graduate studies. In 2005, Alexander won the audition for the principal tuba position with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra. For the 2005/2006 season, he performed with the orchestra under the direction of Gilbert Kaplan, Christoph Müller and Steven Lloyd. He also participated in several opera and ballet productions at the Cairo Opera House. After one year, he left his position in Cairo to move back to Germany and continue his studies with Professors Walter Hilgers and Stefan Tischler. After his return, he received a teaching position for tuba at the Halle Conservatory. Since 2006, Alexander regularly performs as an extra with the Vogtland Philharmonie Greiz-Reichenbach for concerts throughout Germany as well as the CD production “Sounds of Hollywood” Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Alexander Tischendorf has played as an extra with the Staatskapelle Halle, as well as with the Thuringian Symphony Rudolstadt-Saalfeld. He has also had many engagements with the Eisenach State Theater and the Gera Theater. Additionally he has performed with the Leipzig Academic University of Music Orchestra, the Saxony-Anhalt State Brass Ensemble, the Halle Opera, the New Philharmonic Frankfurt and the Art of Brass Thuringia. Alexander is a member of the Berlin Youth Symphony and the Lower Saxony Youth Symphony Orchestra (JPON) since 2008. Alexander was a guest with the Thuringia Philharmonic Gotha for an opera program tour throughout Germany. Additionally, he was a prizewinner at the 2012 International Orchestral Studies Competition in Linz and is a scholarship holder at the Bayreuth Young Artist Festival as well as the Bayreuth Easter Festival. With 10forBrass Alexander performs on the tuba and also moderates the ensemble's concerts.