Anselm Hauke - double bass
commenced his music career simultaneously in classical and popular music. He studied double bass at the
Hochschule für Künste Bremen and completed his studies in various master classes conducted by artists such
as Michinori Bunya and Ludwig Streicher.
After several years of working as a musician for the Schwerin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Oldenburg
Philharmonic Orchestra he now enjoys his career as a freelancer. He is a founding member of the Bremer
Kaffeehaus-Orchester and also works as a double bass teacher.
Johannes Grundhoff - piano (until 2022)
learned how to play the piano, violin and accordion as a child and the church organ in his youth.
He was first introduced to coffee house music by his violin teacher in his childhood and studied piano
and church music at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen.
In addition to accompanying singers, instrumental soloists and silent pictures, he works as a choir master,
a church organist, orchestra conductor and instrumental pedagogue in Bremen. His passions include travelling,
preferably to England.
Gero John - violoncello
studied violoncello at the Bremen Hochschule für Künste Bremen with professor Hans-Wilhelm Kufferath and
has played his instrument in every style and as part of a variety of ensembles since 1994.
Among other things, he was the recipient of a scholarship granted by the Richard Wagner Association.
He worked for various ensembles, participating in concerts, theatres and studios, including such exotic
fields as cool jazz and heavy metal. Gero John has been a freelancing musician since 1996 and is also
a founding member of the Bremer Kaffeehaus-Orchester.
Klaus Fischer - flute, piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, presenting
started playing rock and jazz music early and then went on to first study various liberal arts and
subsequently music with Carin Levine, Amelie Schilbach and Herb Geller as well as others. While still
at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen, he founded the Bremer Kaffeehaus-Orchester together with co-students.
The rest is history.
After he had started out by playing the flute as part of the Bremer Kaffeehaus-Orchester, he gradually
went on to expand his range of instruments.
Constantin Dorsch - violin and vuvuzela
Ihardly had any other choice than to become a musician. He grew up in the family of a Northern German church
organist and was literally fed music with his breakfast. As a young boy he played the recorder, trombone and
trumpet but at the pressure of the neighbourhood he switched to playing the allegedly more socially
acceptable violin. After finishing his higher education, he studied music at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen,
specialising in violin with professor Josef Bayerlein.
The vuvuzela - an instrument that concentrates all of its powerful intensity and rich sound in one single
note - fascinated him as a counterbalance to the multitude of notes that make up the part he plays in the
Bremer Kaffeehaus-Orchester as a violinist. Since then he has played the vuvuzela in concerts and recordings
Machiko Totani - piano (since 2022)
was born in Aichi, Japan.
Graduated in piano with Ms Kyoko Okuda at the Kunitachi Academy of Music in Tokyo. Won first prize at the Owari-chiku Piano
Competition in Aichi. 1994-96 studied piano at the Hermann Zilcher Conservatory with Mr. Michael Schlüter in Würzburg.
1996-2000 Studied piano with Prof. Stephan Seebass at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen. 1997 DAAD scholarship and 1998
scholarship from the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation. 2000 successful diploma as pianist at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen.
Master classes with Prof.Amadeus Webersinke, Prof. András Hamary and Prof. Phillip Moll.
Several concert performances in Japan and Germany. Numerous chamber music concert performances with various instrumentations.
Currently working as a pianist (solo, chamber music), ballet pianist and piano teacher.