Founded in 1974, the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie has fostered the
organization of many chamber music ensembles. The arirang-Quintett was
formed in 2002 during an orchestra tour to Korea; ‘arirang’ is a popular
Korean folk song that expresses Korean attitude to life and sense of unity.
The ensemble’s repertoire includes classical and romantic works, as well as
contemporary and new pieces. After a successful debut in the Bochum theatre,
the ensemble was selected by Jeunesses Musicales to represent Germany in the
International Showcase of Young Musicians 2004. arirang-Quintett has
since then performed in numerous festivals and countries.
The ensemble won
second place in both the “International Chamber Music Competition
Schwerin” in 2004; and in the “Henri Tomasi International Wind Quintet
Competition” in 2005. arirang-Quintett was also the scholarship-winner of
the “Deutscher Musikrat” in 2007.
Jörg Schneider (Oboe), after playing in the Berlin Youth Orchestra, became the principal oboe of the RIAS-Youth Orchestra
Berlin and later of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. In 2006 he was the Solo Oboe and Professor of the National
Ensemble of Spain for Contemporary Music. Jörg Schneider became the Associate Principal Oboe of Jena Philharmonic
Orchestra in 2007, and is currently with the Ensemble Modern and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
Steffen Dillner (Clarinet) was the first place winner of the Jugend Musiziert Competition and a member of the
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Youth Orchestra. He has twice been the winner of the Conservatory of Leipzig Chamber Music
Competition and won the Scholarship of the German President in 2002. He has performed with the Berlin Symphony
Orchestra and the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig. Steffen Dillner is currently the Principal Clarinet in the Eisenach
Sebastian Schindler (Horn) studied under Georges Delvigne, Horst Ziegler and Prof. Christian Lampert. He began
playing in the World Youth Wind Ensemble and in the Bayreuth Festival Youth Orchestra, before joining the Junge
Deutsche Philharmonie in 2003. He is also a member of the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival Orchestra. Sebastian
Schindler is currently the Principal Horn in the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra.
Monika Schneider (Bassoon) has won the Jugend Musiziert Competition several times and was a scholarship recipient of
the Karl-Erb-Foundation. She has been a Live Music Now Yehudi Menuhin scholar since 2002, and has played with the
German National Youth Orchestra and Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. Monika Schneider has been with the Rhenish State
Philharmonic Orchestra since 2004, and became the Principal Bassoonist of the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra
in 2005, and of the Bern Symphony Orchestra in 2007.
Laura Weiss (Flute) has been playing the flute since the age of nine and made her first appearance in orchestral playing
with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. She went on to become the Associate Principal Flute in the Theatre of
Kaiserslautern, later in the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and in 2008 in the Staatskapelle Weimar. Laura Weiss has
attended several master classes under Peter-Lukas Graf, Andreas Blau, and Prof. Andrea Lieberknecht. She has been
performing with the arirang-Quintett since April 2009.