read more about Friederike von Oppeln-Bronikowski and get to know her ensembles!
Friederike von Oppeln-Bronikowski was born in Berlin and grew up on the island of Rügen. She studied clarinet at HfMT Hamburg with Prof. Albrecht/Prof. Franke and, for master's degree, at HMT Leipzig with Prof. Wolfgang Mäder. Her skills were deepend at master classes with Prof. Francois Benda, Prof. Ralph Manno and Prof. Martin Spangenberg. During Season 2016/17, 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 Friederike von Oppeln was associate solo clarinetist at Theater Vorpommern. She guested in different orchestras as solo clarinetist as Hamburger Symphoniker and Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie.
Her concert activity led her to many tours at home and abroad, including Israel, China, France, Poland and India and to well-known houses like Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Shanghai Oriental Art Center. As a clarinet teacher she worked at State Music School Hamburg, Hamburg conservatory and District Music School of North Saxony.
Since her early youth Friederike von Oppeln-Bronikowski played in her own klezmer- and balkan music bands, formerly with „20vor8“ in Hamburg, currently with „Herje Mine“ and „Rozhinkes“ in Leipzig. She guested on some tours with Hamburg klezmer band „Mischpoke“. Her passion for transcultural and arabic music and improvisation is matching well with her third band, „Klänge der Hoffnung“. Another focus of her work is playing contemporary music. Friederike von Oppeln often play at festivals like „ELBJAZZ“; „Folklorum“ and „Vielfalt ohne Grenzen“. During 2020, together with „Klänge der Hoffnung“ she was part of corona online concert series #leipzigklingtweiter of Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. She is woodwind section leader of new founded International Orchestra. Friederike von Oppeln and her band Herje Mine received the ensemble funding "Neustart Kultur" from "Deutscher Musikrat" in 2022 and 2023, as well as two individual artistic grants from "Deutscher Musikrat" via the "Neustart Kultur" pot for their musical work. Currently she is living and working in Leipzig.
Herje Mine is a band that feels, lives and plays the balkan music with all of its depth and passion. The five musician's hearts seem to be powerfully rooted with this wonderful kind of music.ou can't escape from their sound and emotions!ogether they create a world of sound made of tempo, dynamic, diversity, rhythm, improvisation and virtuosity. With their skills they take everybody into a world of sensuality and fire!
Klänge der Hoffnung
Ensemble “Klänge der Hoffnung – Musik verbindet” originated from project Klänge der Hoffnung of Stiftung Friedliche Revolution: all musicians of the ensemble are envolved in the project. They come from Syria, Iran, Italy, Poland and Germany. Their common repertoire brings together eurpoean, araboc and persian music as well as influences of klezmer music.
Lively and authentic Klezmer and yiddish songs perfomed by classical musicians at concerts, dance balls and weddings.