The Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble from Dresden was formed by Ludwig Güttler in 1978. It combines solo players from the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden (Saxon State Orchestra of Dresden) and the Dresden Philharmonia. Concert tours have taken the ensemble the length and breadth of Europe as well as to Asia. For years now, CD, radio and television productions have provided impressive evidence of the ensemble’s work. Ludwig Güttler has been especially praised for his ability to transfer the experience gained through playing chamber music and instrumental solos to the medium of the brass ensemble, and for achieving with this ensemble an extremely lively, flexible and finely nuanced music-making. Each of their programmes contains a series of hitherto unknown or rarely performed works which he has unearthed or prepared for the ensemble. In general the brass ensemble uses modern orchestral instruments of German design.