Michael Enders (trumpet, vocal, musical director)

Joined the Palast Orchester in: 1999

When is for you a perfect moment?
The perfect moment is 7 o´clock in the morning alone on the golf course, where one can actively relax in nature and silence.

How did you find to your instrument?
When I was 12 our music teacher entered the class with a collection of brass instruments for us to try out. For us boys the challenge was to play the loudest tone we could on a trumpet or trombone. I was one of the loudest and consequently was asked whether I didn´t want to join the school brass band. My marks in music then improved dramatically so I stuck with it!

Your biggest influence?
My first teacher Eberhard Gerlach was a horn player and he always encouraged me to become professional musician. Very important for my development on trumpet were the recordings by Maurice André, as well as my teachers at Berlin University Of The Arts, Prof. Fritz Wesenigk and Robert Platt, both of them members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

How did you find to the Palast Orchester?
During my studies I sometimes helped out in the Palast Orchester. My predecessor then became pilot and I took over from him.

Where would you still like to perform?
As I like magnificent architecture I would like to perform at Sidney Opera House.

What do you do in your spare time on tour?
If possible I play a round of golf or look for nice and interesting places to photograph.