About Us

Pentaphonic Brass

Pentaphonic Brass

Pentaphonic Brass is one of Germany's premier brass quintets. Five virtuoso, professional musicians bring the warm-yet-bold, blended sound of brass to audiences worldwide.

Based in the Rhine-Ruhr area of Germany, Pentaphonic Brass performs works from Bach, Handel, Mozart and Wagner, as well as jazz standards from Cole Porter, Glenn Miller, and George Gershwin. Since 2004, the quintet has been going strong, having performed well-received concerts in several German cities, including Düsseldorf and Cologne. They've also played in the United States, in Chicago, as well as several cities in Wisconsin.

Audiences enjoy Pentaphonic Brass' eclectic repertoire, which includes songs like St. Louis Blues, Rag-Time Dance, and Stardust, as well as selections from West Side Story. From spirituals to sonatas, and Irish tunes to Americana, Pentaphonic Brass delights audiences with a diverse range of musical selections during concerts.

In an era when so much music is pre-programmed by computer, isn't it nice to know there are five musicians who've spent countless hours practicing and rehearsing to make beautiful, live music together? With their trademark elegant sound, Pentaphonic Brass Quintet is in demand at venues worldwide. Consider booking them for your next upscale event or concert series.

Meet The Musicians!

Our members studied at the Robert Schumann Academy in Düsseldorf, the Music Academy in Cologne, and the Folkwang Academy in Essen.

They have performed in various professional symphony orchestras, chamber music ensembles, musical productions, big bands throughout Germany.

Peter Büscher

Trumpet / Flugelhorn / Piccolo Trumpet. Studied at the Music Academys in Cologne and Aachen. Performed concert around the world, as a soloist and lead trumpet in well known orchestras and bands, CD productions, radio and television performances, Instructor at the Rheinischen Musikschule Cologen and leader of the Cologne Tone Big Band.

Productions

Bands

To learn more about Peter:
Peter Büscher's Offical Website

Thomas Gerstel

During his studies with Albrecht Eichberger and Tobias Füller, Thomas played with the the Orchestras of Flensburg and with the "Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie" in Herford.

He has participated in master classes with Prof. Malte Burba, Klaus Schuhwerk, and Bo Nilsson.

Along with teaching he performs with musical and opera productions in the Rhine-Ruhr area.

Bert Bürgers

Bert was born in 1967 in Rheydt and had his first horn lessons when he was 11 years old at the city charter school for music in Mönchengladbach.

He studied at the Folkwang Acedemy of Music in Essen with Wolfgang Wilhelmi and Hermann Baumann, with whom he finished his Konzertexamen in 1996. Bert's lessons with Stefan de Leval Jezierski, hornist of the Berlin Philharmonic has influenced him greatly.

From 1992 to 1998 he was principal hornist oft he Philharmonic Orchestra of West Pomerania in Hanseatic Cities of Greifswald and Stralsund. Since 1998 he has held the same position with the Klassical Philharmonic of Bonn.

Andreas Deichmann

Studied trombone with Prof. Eckhard Treichel in Düsseldorf after finishing his formal schooling.

In 2001 and 2002 he was an intern with the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra.

Andreas performs regularly with several musical productions in many German cities. Among these are Starlight Express, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and most recently Hairspray.

Joseph Bartz

Joseph is a Wisconsin native. His first private studies were with David Sawall (Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras). His other primary teachers were Dr. Charles Isaacson and Joseph Stegemann. Joe studied Tuba, German, and Composition at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

While at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, he was awarded the prize "Outstanding Senior Composition Student". His work Song Without Words can be heard on this website, and his Concertino for Tuba can be heard on his Myspace profile. In 2003 he composed A Rainy Afternoon in Cologne, a Bassoon duet, and a commission for Klaus Lohrer, Bassoonist of the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne.

In 2005 he earned his diploma from the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, where he studied with Hans Gelhar. In October 2009 he earned the title of Concert Tubist when he finished his studies in Cologne.

He was praktikant with the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne and the Symphony Orchestra in Düsseldorf. Joe plays regularly with many orchestras and chamber music groups in the Rhine-Ruhr area.

To learn more about Joseph:
Joseph Bartz's Website