Elke Schulze Höckelmann

Horn · principal

Elke Schulze Höckelmann was national prizewinner in the Jugend musiziert competition and a junior student at the University of Music in Münster. She subsequently studied in Cologne and Oslo and played in the European Community Youth Orchestra. But possibly her participation »in the grass-roots democratic grammar school wind orchestra« was the decisive experience that would later lead her to feel most at home with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen. To find this out, she was previously a member of the Kassel State Theatre Orchestra, the Württemberg Philharmonie Reutlingen and the Philharmonia Hungarica Marl. She has been a soloist with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen since 1993. When she is not playing here, she enjoys playing the historical horn in various ensembles for Early Music.

Privately, her goal is as simple as it is ambitious: »to live life to the full«. Preferably in her own garden.