Matthias Kamps was born in 1971 in Rhede, a small, charming town in the west of Germany. He received his first trumpet lessons at the age of seven from his father, and continued studies at the Flokwang-Hochschule in Essen under the tuition of Rudolf Haase. Further study took him to Chicago and Amsterdam. During this time he gave many concerts and gained orchestral experience in several German orchestras, including the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. In 1996, Matthias received an award from the Herbert von Karajan trust fund, and became a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestral Academy. He completed his studies there with Martin Kretzer and took part in concerts and concert tours with the orchestra, while also appearing as a soloist in many German and European cities. Matthias has been a member of the orchestra of Berlin's Komische Oper since 1998. The focus of Matthias Kamps is the contemporary music and the concertos from the time of the baroque and the classics, played on modern and historical instruments.
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