Angela Firkins, born Tetzlaff, grew up
in a musical family and therefore
discovered her love for music at a very early age.
She studied with professors J.-C.
Gérard (Hamburg), W. Bennett
(Freiburg) and P. Meisen (Munich).
After having won several first prizes at
the “Jugend musiziert” competition,
she received an award at the „Deutscher Musikwettbewerb“ in 1985 and the first prize at the “Wettbewerb der deutschen Hochschulen” (Competition of German Academies) in 1986.
Angela Firkins has been a member of the Albert Schweitzer Quintet since its inception in 1978. In addition to many other awards, the quintet was a prize winner at the ARD-competition in 1985 and
was awarded the annual prize at the German Record Critics in 1989 for their recording of Anton Reicha’s woodwind quintets.