The Melton Tuba Quartett was founded in 1987. It was the first and is still the only ensemble of its kind in Germany.
Through its numerous activities in Germany and abroad, it has earned a solid place in the music world. The positive reviews it received for its first concerts were followed by a number of performances: German radio and television, at German and international music festivals such as the “Verso il Millenio” international tuba congress in Riva del Garda, Italy in 1997 and the Army Band Tuba Conference in Washington, USA in 1999 and 2006, at the Estío Musical Burgalés in Spain in 2008 as well as a sold-out performance in Berlin’s Philharmonie. One of the quartet’s priorities is working with young people. With their entertaining and informative children’s and family concerts, the ensemble has brought the tuba closer to young people and the young at heart of every age.
Several seminars, master classes and their first CD “Premiere” brought the four musicians to the attention of renowned composers. So far, they have produced four CDs, now including “Lazy Elephants” (1995), “POWER” (1999) and “What a Wonderful World” (2005). Due to popular demand, the works especially written for the Melton Tuba Quartet are published by Bruno Uetz Publishing in their own “edition melton tubaquartett” series.
Hartmut Müller graduated as a student of Walter Hilgers. Not only insiders know of Hartmut Müller’s international soloist appearances as well as his orchestral activities. He has been a member of the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra since 1988, after having been a member of the Saarbrücken Radio Orchestra. In 2007, he founded the TRIO EUPHONY - Soprano, Harp and Tuba.
Heiko Triebener has been a member of the Bamberg Symphony since 1993 after having been a member of the Saarbrücken Radio Orchestra and the Beethovenhalle Orchestra in Bonn. He has made a name for himself by winning first prizes at international competitions and by appearing as a soloist throughout the world.
Prof. Jörg Wachsmuth
studied with Prof. Dietrich Unkrodt. He won second prize in 1988 and first prize in 1992 at the International Instrumental Competition in Markneukirchen. After playing in the Neubrandenburg Philharmonie, he was appointed solo tubist of the Dresdner Philharmonie in 2000. He was awarded the title “Kammermusiker” in 2006 and has been honorary professor of tuba at the “Carl Maria von Weber” conservatory in Dresden.
After winning competitions early in life and studying with Hans Gelhar in Cologne, Ulrich Haas was appointed tubist of the State Theatre in Kassel and became a member of the Duisburger Philharmoniker in 1983. He is lecturer of tuba at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen.