Wieland Welzel: a portrait
A timpanist needs nerves of steel. Every entry must be absolutely precise if he doesn’t want to annoy the audience (and his fellow musicians). In this portrait of the Berliner Philharmoniker and their instruments series, Wieland Welzel, timpanist with the orchestra since 1997, tells of the special requirements of his instrument – and of the opportunities to make the timpani sing.
A film by Sibylle Strobel (2017)
© 2017 Berlin Phil Media GmbH