Jens Bracher studied trumpet in Freiburg im Breisgau, at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City as well as at the Cologne and Stuttgart Academies of Music where he graduated in 2008 with a diploma in music and education. His teachers were Prof. Tony Plog, Mark Gould, Bob Sullivan, Prof. Urban Agnas and Prof. Wolfgang Bauer.
While still in school, Jens Bracher already played in different quality supra-regional and international youth orchestras and big bands, as well as attending jazz courses and winning multiple prizes in the »Jugend Musiziert« competition. During his studies he was hired for projects by the most professional orchestras in the Stuttgart and Freiburg area.
Jens Bracher attended the master classes of such figures as Ole Edvard Antonsen, Prof. Malte Burba, Prof. Reinhold Friedrich, Prof. Wolfgang Guggenberger, Falk Maertens (German Symphony Orchestra Berlin), Mike Sachs (Cleveland Orchestra) and Prof. Klaus Schuhwerk. Under Prof. Friedemann Immer and Thibaud Robinne he continued training in natural trumpet and is an active concert performer in this field.
Through his work with Pierre Boulez, experiences with live electronic music and his participation at the Lucerne Festival Academy 2007 his enthusiasm for contemporary music grew.
Jens Bracher was accepted into the L-Bank music foundation and was the first ever German wind player to receive a Fulbright scholarship.
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