Benedikt Hübner

Benedikt Hübner is first principal double bass of the Dresden Philharmonic and professor of double bass at the Music Academy “Carl Maria von Weber” in Dresden.

From 1999 to 2004 he studied with Achim Beyer and Frithjof M. Grabner at the Leipzig Academy of Music and Theatre. He also completed a concert degree with Esko Laine at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin. Other teachers include Duncan McTier.

In 2004 he took a position with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; in 2007 he was appointed first principal double bass at the Dresden Philharmonic.

Benedikt Hübner is the winner of various international competitions, including a second prize and audience award at the International Johann Matthias Sperger Competition in Ludwigslust in 2004 and a first prize at the International Music Competition in Markneukirchen in 2005.

He has also appeared as a soloist with various orchestras, for example the Chursächsische Philharmonie in Bad Elster, the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester, the Brandenburger Sinfoniker and the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in Dresden.

From 2009 to 2014 he taught at the Leipzig Academy of Music and Theatre; since 2012 he has been teaching at the Dresden Academy of Music.

In the winter semester 2015/16 Benedikt Hübner was appointed professor of double bass at the Music Academy “Carl Maria von Weber” in Dresden. He also retains his position as first principal double bass of the Dresden Philharmonic.

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