Klemens Vetter was born in 1992. At the age of eight he started to play the trumpet, but it didn’t take long until he discovered his enthusiasm for the euphonium.
As part of various master classes, he continued his musical education during school. In the national music competition for young musicians, “Jugend musiziert 2010”, he won the first prize with the highest marks.
After school, Vetter studied at the renowned University of Music in Lucerne with Professor Thomas Rüedi. In the summer of 2019, he completed his Masters degree with top grades.
Since then, Vetter lives and works in Germany. He has, inter alia, played for the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra and the 21st Century Orchestra in Luzern.
Mit der Ophikleide spielte er unter anderem mit dem Ensemble Les Siècles unter der Leitung von Francois Xavier Roth in der Philharmonie de Paris und mit dem Collegium Musicum Luzern im KKL in Luzern.
He won second prices at the Pakalnis Juozas Competition 2018 in Lithuania and at the Philip Jones Brass Competition in Luzern 2019. 2020 he won first prices at the Berlin Rising Stars Competition and the Grand Prize Virtuoso in Bonn.
Together with Frankfurt based pianist Ekaterine Kintsurashvili he has founded the chambermusic duo Newphonium. With premiere concerts in 2021 they will start a project which includes new pieces from composers around the world, CD recordings, many concerts and a brighter development of the Euphonium in Germany.