Dienstagssalon with Max Rademann and Torkler Bornstein

Dienstagssalon Musik 2022/23

Only the best from jazz, indie pop, electronics, improvisation and new music! Talk show host Max Rademann regularly invites both well-known and unknown musicians to the Tuesday Salon to present them to the audience in a relaxed atmosphere, musically and in casual conversation.

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The Dresden musicians Wolfgang Torkler (piano) and René Bornstein (double bass) are dedicated to expansiveness and deceleration and create a sound cosmos all their own. The work with acoustic samples and loops, pedal noises or beard noise fit organically into the overall sound.


Duration: 2 h 30 min, one break

Wolfgang Torkler studied piano and composition in the field of jazz at the Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber” in Dresden from 1990-98. After his postgraduate studies, he received a scholarship abroad in 1997 as part of a master class and studied at the “Berklee College of Music” in Boston (USA).

In 1999 he met the actor Rolf Hoppe and an intensive collaboration developed with numerous live programmes and 2 CD productions. As pianist and main composer of his Latin band Tumba-ito he travelled to Cuba and released 2 CDs so far (“Viajantes” ’05, “Gozando la Vida” ’11). In 2006 he worked together with Heinz Rudolf Kunze. There are already 5 solo CDs by Wolfgang Torkler, “unvorhergesehenes” (’97), “land” (’00), “luftjahre” (’05), “raum” (’08) and “über die See” (‘2014). In 2015 he produced a selection of his solo compositions on a trio CD with musicians from Boston and Cyprus/Turkey. Wolfgang Torkler has played various concert series, including in Cuba, Denmark, Poland, Switzerland, Italy and the Czech Republic, and has also released tracks in the areas of minimal electronic and jazz house. Other projects are “SUND YARD” with singer Elena Janis, Wolfgang Torkler – René Bornstein (double bass) and “Trio Milón” with violinist Sigrid Penkert and cellist Beate Hofmann.


René Bornstein is a bassist, teacher and composer. The Berlin-born bassist René Bornstein settled in Dresden years ago.

From here he works throughout Europe as a bandleader and stylistically confident sideman. With his individual playing style and modern compositions, all his bands bear his unmistakable signature. He and his bands have been awarded numerous national and international jazz prizes (international jazz prize Avignon, “Goldner Krokus” Jelenia Góra, Burghausen and many more). Since then, his CD releases have enriched the musical landscape. Most recently, his piano trio LammelI LauerI Bornstein was nominated for the EchoJazz with the CD “look at me “. In Dresden, he can also be seen in front of larger bands. Since about 2012 he has been the musical director and conductor of the New Town Swing Orchestral.