Dirk Amrein was born in Degerfelden, Germany in 1969. He studied at Hochschule für Musik in Basel with Heinrich Huber and Hochschule für Musik in Cologne with Michel Becquet. In addition, he studied privately under Denis Wick in London.
Master classes include studies with Joseph Alessi, Branimir Slokar, Albert Mangelsdorff, and others. He studied for many years with Malte Burba.
He has played in many major orchestras under conductors Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Sir Neville Marriner, Franz Welser-Möst, András Schiff, Eliahu Inbal, Pierre Boulez, and Jürg Henneberger. In addition, he has played countless first creations as a soloist and a chamber musician.
He has also worked with some of the most influential composers of our time, such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, Pierre Boulez, Helmut Lachenmann,Thomas Lauck, Chong Kee Yong, Yii Kah Hoe, Boonrut Sirirattanapan, James Mobberley, Daniel Schnyder, Ludmila Yurina, Alex Buess, Detlef Müller Siemens, Georg Friedrich Haas, Michel Roth, Marc Yeats, Dieter Amann, Patrick Frank, Helena Winkelmann, Martin Jaggi, Narong Prangcharoen, Lee Chie Tsang, Heiner Göbbels, Jürg Wyttenbach, Peter Eötvös, Georg Friedrich Haas, Olga Neuwirth, Luciano Berio, Wolfgang Rihm…….
As a crossover artist he has worked together with the Swiss Jazz Orchestra, Jim McNeely, George Gruntz, Pepe Lienhard, Steamboat Switzerland, Gustav, and Christoph Baumann Large Orchestra.
Through his command of a variety of instruments and styles he is able to perform very unconventional concerts. For example, he has played recitals on 5 different instruments per performance. He has also collaborated in many improvisational multimedia pieces with artist Wolfgang Froese. In addition, he has combined his talents to create artworks together with Marc Yeats from England, including new pieces for electronics and computer.
He has toured extensively with various musicians in a variety of venues throughout Europe, The United States, Mexico, Australia, Russia and China. Together with pianist Jürg Henneberger he toured to Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, The United States, Ukraine and Brazil.
2011 he was invited by the Brazil Trombone Association to take part at their annual meeting in Natal,Brazil.2012 he was invited by the British Trombone Society as clinician, also as a clinician at the trombone festival at the Universidade de Rio de Janeiro.
Dirk and all the musicians featured here sincerely hope you will enjoy this wide variety of musical performances. Please contact Dirk at any time through a message here.