The Bassoonist Eckart Hübner
During his studies with Frank Dietzelt and Klaus Thunemann, Eckart Hübner's main focus was chamber music. The Albert Schweitzer Quintet was founded in 1978, before Hübner's studies, and as of today, the members of this woodwind quintet remain unchanged since 1983. The great successes of this ensemble did not hinder the unfolding of Mr. Hübner's own soloistic endeavours, of which the numerous CD releases represent.
As a young man in the 1980s, Mr. Hübner began his orchestral career as principal bassoonist of the Philharmonischen Orchester Dortmund. He gave up this post a year and half later to continue his studies, work with the Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt in pursuit of his passions for chamber music. At the end of the 1980s, Eckart Hübner decided to make his way back into the orchestral scene, and a year later he was appointed principal bassoonist of the Badischen Staatskapelle Karlsruhe and later on, principal bassoonist of the SWR Sinfonieorchesters Baden-Baden und Freiburg. Today, he works with the SWR as a collaborative freelancer alongside with his professorship.