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Prof. Alexander Bachl received his first clarinet lessons at the age of 12 from Herbert Hohaus. At 16, he became a junior student at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich with Deborah Marshall and also received private lessons from Prof. Martin Spangenberg.

He was a scholarship holder of the supraregional Chamber Music Fund of Bavaria from 1989-1993 and was taught Wind Quintet and Trio d`anches by Prof. Karl Kolbinger and Prof. Karsten Nagel

He was 1st national prize winner at "Jugend musiziert", member of the EG Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Orchestra and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra.

From 1994 he began his studies at the Musikhochschule Köln with Prof. Ralph Manno, which he graduated "with distinction". He won first prizes at the Cologne university competitions in 1995 and 1996. In the season 1996/97 he completed an orchestra internship at the Gürzenichorchester Köln.

Since 1997 he is principal clarinet in the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg.

Alexander Bachl is a founding member of the Ensemble Sampolo, with whom he has performed numerous concerts in Germany and abroad and created a number of CD recordings.

As a soloist he played several times under conductors such as Ingo Metzmacher,  Simone Young and Kent Nagano.

As a sought-after principal clarinet player he is often a guest in numerous orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Bavarian Radio orchestra, WDR Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Radio Symphony Orchestra, Staatsoper Berlin, Bamberger Symphoniker, Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic and others. He has worked with such conductors as Mariss Jansons, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Metha, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Kent Nagano, Kirill Petrenko and others.

Since 2004 he is professor for clarinet at the Hochschule für Musik and Theater in Hamburg.

Since 2019 visiting professor at Shanghai Conservatory of Music

He gave masterclasses in Germany, Italy, Austria, USA, China, Brasil, Russia and Australia.

Der Augsburger Alexander Bachl erhielt seinen ersten Klarinettenunterricht im Alter von 12 Jahren bei Herbert Hohaus. Nach Abitur und Jungstudium am Münchner Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium begann er das Klarinettenstudium an der Kölner Musikhochschule bei Ralph Manno, das er mit Auszeichnung abschloss. Er war erster Preisträger beim Bundeswettbewerb Jugend musiziert und beim Kölner Hochschulwettbewerb. Seit 1997 ist er Soloklarinettist des Philharmonischen Staatsorchesters Hamburg und gefragter Soloklarinettist in zahlreichen Orchestern wie den Berliner Philharmonikern, dem Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, dem WDR-Rundfunksinfonieorchester, dem NDR-Sinfonieorchester und den Münchner Philharmonikern. Er ist Gründungsmitglied des Ensembles Sampolo, mit welchem er zahlreiche Konzerte im In- und Ausland unternahm und einige CD-Einspielungen machte. Seit 2004 ist er Professor für Klarinette an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.

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