Salaputia Brass - Biography

Salaputia Brass © Steven Haberland

Salaputia Brass

Do You Love Brass?

They modestly call themselves “titches” (lat. salaputia). Nevertheless, as their musical energy comes from the heart, or to be more exact from the lips, nothing seems too difficult for them.

The audience were swept off their feet by the formation in numerous concerts, among others at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Brass Festival Meran, the Mozartfest Würzburg, Festival Internacional de Música da Póvoa de Varzim in Porto, in Luxembourg or on ARTE TV’s show “stars of tomorrow” („Stars von morgen”) on which Salaputia Brass were guests. Through their theme-based programmes, they easily achieve the balancing act between musical performances at the highest stage as well as entertainment for every audience.

The brass ensemble’s aim is to contribute to the brass music literature and to bring modern brass music to light in the world of classic concerts. An asset for the ensemble in this regard is its member Peter Doerpinghaus, a creative composer and arranger of intriguing thematic programmes such as „Bond, Beatles and other Brits“, „Paris, Paris“ or „Fire Songs“. Apart from their performances as Salaputia Brass, individual members obtain several solo positions in top ranking German orchestras such as the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Gurzenich-Orchester of Cologne and Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg.

In this season the formation will be a guest amongst others at the Bachfest Stuttgart, the MDR Musiksommer and at the BASF Ludwigshafen.

Whether they perform with ten brass players and an additional percussionist, in cooperation with the trumpet player and jazz singer Jeroen Berwaerts (CD “Signals from Heaven”) or with cathedral organist Sebastian Küchler Blessing – you will love the sound of these titches!