Thomas Klug


Thomas Klug studied in Hanover and became concertmaster with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen in 1985. He was the orchestra’s only concertmaster for many years, and therefore played a major part in the Kammer­philharmonie’s musical success story. After a good 30 years as concertmaster, he stepped down in 2013 and took up the position of principal of the 2nd violins.

From 1994 to 1996, Thomas Klug was also conductor and Artistic Director of the Ensemble Resonanz. He gave solo concerts at home and abroad with, among others, The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, the Westdeutsche Sinfonia and the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra. He has given many chamber music concerts with the piano trio Clara Haskil Trio and with various soloists including Steven Isserlis and Joshua Bell, as well as performances at the Salzburg Festival.

As a conductor, Thomas Klug has worked with the Young German Philharmonic, the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen and various New Music ensembles. Since 2012, he has been conductor and Artistic Director of the ›Kammerton‹ Chamber Orchestra of the Young North German Philharmonic. He has taught at the University of the Arts Bremen since 1995, and since August 1997 as Professor for violin, chamber music and chamber orchestra.

As well as being an active table tennis player, he more unusually enjoys doing up houses as a hobby.