Monday, February 27, 2023

Andreas Wehrenfennig

Teaching Languages : German, English, French

Andreas Wehrenfennig was Born in Freising, Bavaria, where he began to take harp lessons with Ranghild Kopp-Mues in Munich at the age of seven, even a pupil, he debuted as a soloist with the Münchner Symphoniker. Later he studied for several years with Germaine Lorenzini in Lyon. He continued his studies with Helga Storck at the Hochschule für Musik in München, where he also received a pedagogical degree. He completed his studies with Edward Witsenburg at the University of Music Mozarteum at Salzburg, where he graduated as Master Artium with honours.


Andreas Wehrenfennig has won many prizes at national and international competitions and was awarded with the “life music now” – scholarship of the Yehudi Menuhin foundation.


Already during his studies, he was appointed solo harp at the Philharmonisches Orchester bad Reichenhall, where he gained broad experience of orchestral practice.

In 1999 he was appointed harp at the Staatskapelle Halle, with this orchestra he attended concert tours and took part in numerous broadcast and CD-recordings. As a guest he played with many renowned orchestras such as Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Staatsoper München, among others under the baton of Dimitri Kitajenko, Asher Fish, Rudolf Barschai oder Wayne Marshall.

Beside this he gets involved by historically informed performance, as a member of the Händelfestspielorchester Halle he plays the baroque triple harp as continuo and soloist.

With the modern harp he appears regulary as a soloist with the Staatskapelle Halle and other renowned orchestras.


As a soloist and chamber musician performing throughout Europe, his interest in developing the repertoire for his instrument leads him to close cooperation with composers like Paul Patterson. Beside many premieres of solo and chambermusic works for harp he appears frequently with the “ensemble avantgarde” at the “musica nova” series at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and as a soloist at the IMPULS – Festival für neue Musik in Sachsen-Anhalt.


Andreas Wehrenfennig is professor for harp at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock and the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar and teaches at the Konservatorium Georg Friedrich Händel in Halle, his students are prize winners and hold positions in renowned orchestras. He is juror for international competitions and holds international masterclasses like the Talent Summer Courses and Festival in Brescia/Italy.