Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg
The Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg is one of the larger universities of music in Germany.

It was founded 1950 as Staatliche Hochschule für Musik (Public university of music) on the base of the former private acting school of Annemarie Marks-Rocke and Eduard Marks.

Studies include various music types from church music over Jazz to pop music, composition, conducting, instrumental music as well as voice. The theatre academy offers courses in drama and opera and directing in these fields. A third academy offers scientific and educational degrees of study (musicology, music education and therapy).

The university is located in the prestigious Budge-Palais in Hamburg Rotherbaum
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 at the Außenalster
Außenalster or Outer Alster Lake is one of two artificial lakes within the city limits of Hamburg, Germany, which are formed by the river Alster . The size of the Außenalster is 1.6 km²....

, close to the city centre.


  • Philipp Jarnach
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  • Wilhelm Maler (1959-69)
  • Hajo Hinrichs (1969-78)
  • Hermann Rauhe (1978-2004)
  • Michael von Troschke (April to October 2004)
  • Elmar Lampson
    Elmar Lampson
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     (since October 2004)

Former students

  • Erdoğan Atalay
    Erdogan Atalay
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  • Ingrid Bachér
    Ingrid Bachér
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  • Hermann Baumann
  • Dagmar Berghoff
    Dagmar Berghoff
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  • Oliver Bendt
    Oliver Bendt
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  • Christian Bruhn
  • Margit Carstensen
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  • Unsuk Chin
    Unsuk Chin
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  • Tatjana Clasing
  • Angela Denoke
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  • Justus von Dohnányi
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  • Jorinde Dröse
  • Christoph Eschenbach
    Christoph Eschenbach
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  • Justus Frantz
    Justus Frantz
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  • Evelyn Hamann
    Evelyn Hamann
    Evelyn Hamann was a German actress.- Life :Evelyn Hamann was born into a family of musicians in Hamburg, Germany: her father Bernhard Hamann was a violinist, the concertmaster of the NDR television company's symphony orchestra and founded the Hamann Quartet; her mother was a singer and music...

  • Kirsten Harms
  • Sebastian Herrmann
  • Josef Heynert
  • Hannelore Hoger
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  • Ulrich Hub
  • Christiane Iven
  • Peter Jordan
    Peter Jordan
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  • Toshiyuki Kamioka
    Toshiyuki Kamioka
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  • Matthias Leja
  • Susanne Lothar
    Susanne Lothar
    Susanne Lothar is a German actress.Lothar studied at the Schauspiel an der Hochschule für Theater und Musik in Hamburg...

  • Dörte Lyssewski
  • Julia Malik
  • Marie-Luise Marjan
    Marie-Luise Marjan
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  • Detlev Müller-Siemens
  • Dörte Maria Packeiser
  • Hans-Jörg Packeiser
  • Ivan Rebroff
    Ivan Rebroff
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  • Dorothea Röschmann
    Dorothea Röschmann
    Dorothea Röschmann is a German opera soprano from Flensburg.-Education and early life:Röschmann studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, under Barbara Schlick at the Akademie für Alte Musik in Bremen, and subsequently in Los Angeles, New York, Tel Aviv, and under Vera Rózsa in London...

  • Judith Rosmair
  • Iris Vermillion

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