Our team

Martin Schmidt

  • 1971 – 1976 Training in the subject trumpet
    under Herbert Kamprath at the Musikschule Johann Sebastian Bach Potsdam
  • 1977 – 1979 Training as brass instrument builder
    Training with the firm: Meister Albert Wolfram, Markneukirchen, Member of the VEB Sinfonia
  • 1979 – 1987 Worked as brass instrument builder in the firm mentioned above.
  • 1980 – 1986 Parallel to this employment, preparation for the examination as Master, and additional artisanal training under Erhard Sawatzki, Markneukirchen (further internships with: Meister Host Voigt, Markneukirchen; Meister Johannes Scherzer, Markneukirchen; Meister Martin Peter, Markneukirchen; Meister Edgar Knopf, Markneukirchen)
  • 1982 Master Exam successfully completed to become Master craftsman as brass instrument builder
  • 1987 Opened his own craft workshop in Potsdam
  • 1999 Participation in trumpet workshop under Dave Monette in Portland OR, USA
  • 2002 Further education: Acoustic and brass instrument construction / Training in the BIAS system at the Universität für Musik in Wien, Institut für Wiener Klangstil
  • 2021 Passing on the business to his son Lukas but still working for the company

Lukas Schmidt

  • 1996 – 2004 Training in the subject trombone under Herbert Kamprath and Dieter Bethke as well as training in music theory at the Musikschule Potsdam
  • 2007 – 2010 Training as brass instrument builder
    Training firm: JA-Musik GmbH (B&S GmbH today) Markneukirchen
  • 2010 – 2012 Work as brass instrument builder with the above mentioned firm
  • 2011 Preparation for the Master examination with, among others,
    Frank Dreier Markneukirchen, Wilhelm Schubert Markneukirchen, Martin Schmidt Potsdam
  • 2012 Successful completion of Master Exam as brass instrument Master craftsman
  • 2012 Began employment as brass instrument builder in Potsdam
  • 2015 Participation in the Yamaha Technician Guild
  • 2021 Continuing the workshop in Potsdam as company owner