Michael Münkwitz – trumpetmaker / master of craftsman for brass instruments
1973 – 1979 Apprenticeship and master craftsman as a brass instrument maker with Friedbert Syhre, brass instrument maker in Leipzig
1979 – present My own workshop for brass instruments in Rostock
1990 – 2006 “Musik-Münkwitz”, extension of activities including concert events, music management and music supplies store
1990 Organization and management of the 1st Festival for Old Music in the GDR in Rostock, including concerts, an exhibition, courses, and an international symposium
1990 – present Regular work stays as an instrument maker in Tanzania (East Africa)
1996 – 2012 Establishment of a series of events “The Special Concert” with renowned artist from Germany and abroad. (Ludwig Güttler, Rolf Hoppe, German Brass, Duo Labeque, Gewandhausorchester, Thomanerchor, Kreuzchor, Akademie für Alte Musik, Lauten Compagney etc.) Among others the annual Classical Music Open Air in castle park of Prebberede with fireworks for about 4.000 people.
1996 – present Course facilitator of annual workshops in baroque trumpet making in Germany, United Kingdom, Finland, Austria, Netherlands, USA together with Dr. Robert Barclay (Canada) and Prof. Rick Seraphinoff (USA)
2004 – present Regular participation in musical instrument exhibitions and master classes in Germany and abroad (Japan, USA, China, Europe).
2006 – present Work on the project “Birckholtz-Trumpet” Documentation and exact replica of the instrument, annual concerts in Belitz (GER), as well as the production of a CD, publications, lectures, and presentations.