M u s i k e r - B i o g r a f i e

DRS BigBand

Max Helfenstein

                                   AUSBILDUNG

       1972 - 1976  Konservatorium und Musikhochschule ZH

                  Fach: Trompete bei Prof. Henri Adelbrecht

                     1983 - Studienaufenthalt in den U.S.A.

                           bei Carmine Caruso New York

Horst Fischer BRD

Al Porcino USA

Lennart Axelsson S

Americo Belotto ARG

Alberto Corvini ITA

Bob Cossin USA

Matthieu Michel CH

Andreas Haderer AUSTRIA

Don Nicoloff USA

Manfred Niezgoda POL

Larry Mc Guire USA

Ryan Quigley SCOTLAND

Adrian Eugster CH

Nemanja Jovanovic SER

Juan Mungia CUBA

M a x  H e l f e n s t e i n

        Arbeit mit internationalen Trompetern:

1976 - 1986

DRS Band (Schweizer Radio Orchester) festes Mitglied

Ltg. Hans Möckel

Solist in verschiedenen Radioprogrammen Radio DRS

1983

Tonhalle Orchester Zürich

USA Tournee

Konzerte:

Carnegie Hall New York, Kennedy Center Washington,

Queens University

1971 - 2018

Bands/Ensembles


2014 - 2018 Lake Side Jazz Orchester (Leadtrumpet)

SanySaidap&Friends

Monday Night Orchestra

Thomas Biasotto Big Band

Bela Balint Big Band (Leadtrumpet)

Swiss Youth Pops Orchestra (Leadtrumpet Aarjazz)

2008 ZugerHorns

2003 - 2010  Big Band Zug (Conductor)

The Funky Teachers (Stephan Frommer)

Modern Art Septett ZH (Mitgründer)

2000 - 2003 North Big Band (Conductor)

Erni Soller (Galaband)

1997 - 2014 Musikschule Knonaueramt (Bigband+Pop Orchester) später

1st Step and 2nd Step Big Band (Mitgründer+Conductor)

Berry`s Big Band (Leadtrumpet)

Max Helfenstein Orchester (Conductor)

2008 - 2011 WaldstockBand

Confusion (LatinJazz)

René Simon y La Iguana (Salsa) 1. Trompete

Jazz All Stars des SWR (Dieter Reith)

Dieter Reith Band

Bigband Basler Orchester Gesellschaft (Leadtrumpet)

Maximilian and the Swinging Champagne (Mitgründer+Conductor)

Rick Bogart Orchester

Theddy Kunz Orchester

Punching Ball (Fusion, Christoph Stiefel)

Nuevo Sabor (Salsa) 1. Trompete

Switzerband (Polo Hofer)

1976 - 1986 DRS BigBand

1972 - 1977 SwissHorns (Mitgründer+Leadtrumpet)

1972  Eryx Boiga

1971  Tarantula

1963 - 1970 Kadettenmusik Zug

                               

                2018 AKTUELL


ab 2014 Apple`Paradise Big Band (Bandleader)

ab 2015 Teacher Band

ab 2016 Jagd Zürich Leiter „Fürst Pless“ Horn

ab 2018 Hornbeats „5 of The Best“

ab 2018 AlpehörniX











                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

Konzerte Solisten


Jean Toots Thielemans, Sal Nistico, Bill Hollman, Jiggs Wigham, Glenn Ferris,Tusko Gojkovic

Toni Scott, Raimond Droz, Roman Schwaller, Georges Gruntz, Franco Ambrossetti, Cissi Houston

Eric und Bart van Lier, Matthieu Michel, Al Porcino, Horst Fischer, Hazy Osterwald, Joe Gallardo

Runo Eriksson, Bibi Jones, Bruno Spörri, Pierre Favre, Catherina Valente, Anita Kerr, Kai Winding

Rai Coniff, Dieter Reith, Silvia Vrethamar, Stephan Frommer

Festival Zeitgenössische Musik in Pisa.

Jazzfestivals in Burghausen und Köln mit dem Modern Art Septett Zürich

Lehrtätigkeit


1972 - 1978  Trompetenlehrer Musikschule Steinhausen, Sarnen

1975 - 1978  Leiter des Jugendblasorchesters Steinhausen

1984 - 1986  Musikschulen Richterswil und Maur

1986 - 2015  Musikschule Knonaueramt

1997 - 2010  Bigband Musikschule Knonaueramt, 2001 (1. Preis Bigbandwettbewerb in Meilen)

2011 - 2014  „1st Step Bigband“ und „2nd Step Big Band

2015 - 2017  Trompetenschule Max Helfenstein in Mettmenstetten

Opernhaus/Musical/Theater


  1. 1.Trompete


1983 West Side Story, Opernhaus Zürich

1987/88 La Cage aux Folles, Opernhaus Zürich

1988 Chicago, Opernhaus St. Gallen

1989 Cabaret, Opernhaus St. Gallen

1986/88/89 Kleine Niederdorfoper, Corso in Zürich

1990 West Side Story, Stadttheater Luzern

1991 Rink, Stadttheater Luzern

1992 West Side Story, Stadttheater Luzern

1993 Cabaret Stadttheater Luzern

1993 Edith Piaf Stadttheater Luzern

1994 La Cage aux Folles, Stadttheater Luzern

1996 Musical Turnover, im Kursaal Bern

1998 A Funny Thing, Stadttheater Luzern

1999 Alexis Sorbas mit der Zuger Sinfonietta

Tonhalle Orchester und Opernhaus Zürich


Concerto f. Jazzband und Symphonieorchester (Rolf Liebermann) (Gunter Schuller)

und der DRS Big-Band 1.Trompete

Boris Godunoff Hallenstadion Opernhaus Zürich 1.Trompete

Konzert für Mexico mit Placido Domingo Tonhalleorchester Zürich.

Meistersinger zur Eröffnung des Opernhauses Zürich

Der Fliegende Holländer (R.Wagner) Opernhaus Zürich

Othello, La Boheme, Opernhaus Zürich.

Dornröschen(Tschaikowski) 1.Trompete  Opernhaus Zürich.

Uraufführung Von Daniel Schnyders Werk America 1.Trompete

TV-Shows


Alle Teleboys von 1978-1985 (Kurt Felix)

Musik ist Trumpf (Peter Frankenfeld)

EWG (Joachim Kuhlenkampf)

Concours Eurovision (Deutschland, Schweiz)

Goldene Rose Montreux

SWF3 Geheimtip (Dieter Reith und seine Solisten)

Musik und Gäste (Switzerband mit Polo Hofer)

Musik und Gäste (Live in Concert Swisshorns)

Tellstar (Benny Turnherr)

Shows mit Julie Andrews, Julia Migenes

Kessler Zwillinge, Helmut Zacharias, Hazy Osterwald, Frank Valdor

Tourneen


1975 Jean Louis Barrault Ensemble Paris Ltg.André Girarde

1976 Schmul Rodenski Musical Anatevka

1979 Peter Alexander (mit dem Orchester Dieter Reith)

1980 Katja Ebstein (mit dem Orchester Dieter Reith)

1983 Switzerband Polo Hofer, Schweizer-Tourne

1983  Amerika-Tournee mit dem Tonhalleorchester Zürich

1984 New Jazz (Migros) Tournee Francioli Bovard Band

Blasmusik


Radioblasorchester Zürich unter Hans Möckel

Trompeter Militärmusik, Geb.Füs.Bat. 47 + 29

Kadettenmusik Zug, Bürgermusik Luzern, Harmoniemusik Zug,

Fedmusik Sarnen, Rüebliländer Musikannten, Brassband MGRR Rotkreuz,

Kolin Brass Zug, Wunderlandmusikanten, MG Knutwil

Studiomusiker


In allen S.R.G. Studios der Schweiz.

Ebonystudio, Lindau, Powerplay Maur, Mountain Montreux, Soundville Luzern, Trixy Studios München,

NDR. in Hamburg, Blackwood Basel, Sinus Bern, Hardstudios Winterthur

Musical Musikalischer Leiter


2006 “Guys and Dolls” Big Band Zug und English Theater Group Zug

2007 „Contrasts“  Big Band Zug und English Theater Group Zug











                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 











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