studied the clarinet with Hans Pfeifer in Mannheim and has since played in a considerable number of German orchestras and ensembles (e.g. Concerto Köln, Acamus). In 1995 he finished his training as maker of woodwind instruments and set up his own business, which he merged with Werner Schwenk's company in 1996. He still can't stop making music and his experience as professional clarinettist allows him to relate to customer's wishes particularly well. Meanwhile, he has earned an entry in Germany's “Who's who” and has been on the road as “ambassador for the economic region of Bamberg” since 2005. From time to time he can be spotted sailing.
is a master maker of woodwind instruments and joined in the SCHWENK & SEGGELKE team in 2005, after working for a renowned clarinet maker for 25 years. He has a great penchant for folk music (“World music”), in which he is accomplished both as a dancer and as a clarinettist. He also plays the saxophone in smaller and larger ensembles (see www.es-as.de).
is a master maker of woodwind instruments and came upon the clarinet as a child through music school. He soon turned his hobby into his profession. After years of professional experience in Markneukirchen he has now been with SCHWENK & SEGGELKE since April 2006 and enriches our team with his wealth of experience.
has been an instrument maker since 1983. He trained with Kreul in Tübingen where he worked for 19 years, followed by five years with Püchner. After passing his examination for the master craftsman's certificate in Munich he finally ventured into the ruinous business of self-employment in 1986. In 1996, he combined his expertise with that of Jochen Seggelke and moved to Bamberg in 1998. After five decades as a “pipe maker” he is more and more frequently observed roaming far and wide on his e-bike during his increasing leisure time.
is your first person of contact. She keeps track of all our business matters and is happy to help with any queries and wishes you may have.
finished his training as maker of woodwind instruments with flying colours in the summer of 2008 and emerged as the winner of his professional group in Bavaria. We are delighted to be keeping him on our team.
joined our ranks from the wild mid west in April 2009. He is a maker of woodwind instruments and not only contributes professional experience, but also calmness and composure to our team. In his free time he likes to occupy himself playing the clarinet, adding to the continuous growth of our company clarinet ensemble.
came to us from Frankfurt/Main in October 2010. In July 2013, she successfully completed her training as maker of woodwind instruments and in summer 2016 she achieved her Master Craftsman's Certificate. A majority of her free time Anke spends on horse back, but she enjoys playing the clarinet or piano as well.
joined the company as a carpenter. He works in our wood workshop and completes the corpus of the instruments. His leisure time is dedicated to football and model making.
has been an apprentice with us since march 2013. He studied the clarinet in Lübeck with Prof. Reiner Wehle and graduated in 2011. He is getting to know the clarinet from a different perspective and passed his exam as a maker of woodwind instruments successfully in June 2015.
Maria de Fatima Alves da Silva
originally came to Germany from Portugal with her family. She helps us in all our departments and makes sure that the workshop sparkles and the clarinets shine in splendour.
joined the team in 2016 to complete her third year as a trainee at state vocational school for instrument making in Mittenwald. In 2017 she passed her apprentice exam and now joins our team as a journeyman (Gesellin). She enjoys going in for sports and playing music.
came to us from Canada in summer 2018. He joins our team in the woodworkshop. In his freetime he enjoys watching hockey, and he likes hiking and mountainbiking as well.
is a goldsmith and geologist. He works part time in the wood workshop, where the grenadilla wood from Africa is drilled and finished off to create the final product.