Ensemble Tonspur is mainly dedicated to silent movie accompaniment and to the connection of music and visual arts. It was founded in 2015 by Marcelo Falcão and Hans Brandner. We play with different musicians according to our projects.

Marcelo Falcão

Marcelo Falcão is an orchestral conductor specialized on the modern and contemporary repertoire, and the musical director of the Ensemble Tonspur. As a guest conductor he has already worked with the Georgia National Symphony Orchestra in Tbilisi. He made his concert-debut in 2010 and one year later he recorded »Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat«.
Marcelo Falcão studied conducting in Switzerland with Arturo Tamayo. In September 2015 he begins a Master studies in the UK under the guidance of David Jones. In Berlin he studied with Alexander Gelovani and Peter Aderhold. He attended master classes with leading teachers and conducted orchestras in Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Georgia and Brazil.
Hans Brandner
Piano & Arrangements

Hans Brandner studied musicology and piano (M.A. Humboldt-University, LRSM Piano Performance). In his main focus is the multimedia connection of music, motion and picture. In 2010 he came to silent movie accompaniment through the assignment of the Humboldt-University to arrange and perform "Berlin - Die Sinfonie der Großstadt" with a chamber ensemble in celebration of its 200th anniverary. Further arrangements had been published by Ries & Erler. As an artist and physical methodologist he is furthermore occupied with the music teaching of Alexander Truslit and the visualization of musical motion.