CDs

The new album is out: On the way

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containing the following:

Jörg Duda – Tuba Concerto Nr.1

John Williams – Tuba Concerto

Jörg Duda – Matkalla

Roland Szentpali – Very good morning

“Andreas Martin Hofmeir proves that one is able to play as virtuously on a tuba as on any classical solo instrument. Fascinating, how exactly he articulates coloraturas. He „sings“ on the tuba, producing a warm, soft sound. […] With the Munich Philharmonics under conduction of Andrew Manze, Hofmeir has a top-level orchestra on his side.“
5 stars
(Münchner Merkur, 20.03.2014)

“Without any doubt Andreas Hofmeir is one of the today’s greatest tubists and given his musical capacity as well as his personality capable to be a true ambassador for his instrument. […] As celebrated tuba soloist he even inspires diverse composers to write solos for tuba due to his way of playing. Two of them, both works from Jörg Duda, are included on the CD. Together with John Williams’ tuba concert and the groove-fanal „Very good morning“ from Roland Szentpáli the whole program depicts a plea for the tuba – and, almost as an aside, an easy listening, flowing cheerfully, colourfully, flowerily, romantically and opulently, irresistibly taking the listener on Andreas Hofmeir’s journey. In the end „On the way“ is more than just the title of the CD.“
(Clarino, 04/2014)

“With him playing so wonderfully, Andreas Hofmeir turns everyone spontaneously into tuba fans.“
(NDR Kultur, 27.03.2014)


Why not? – Tuba and Harp in Duet!

Why not?

We know what you are thinking: Why in the world would you pack a tuba and a harp into a duo? How can that work? But just look; you have, after all, married, right? You see, evolution itself is based on the successful combination of seemingly incompatible extremes.

Unfortunately the experts are doubtful whether the alliance of tuba and harp will be similarly successful as husband and wife or even excel over all the other duos in existence, but the fruitfulness of this instrumental marriage shall be proved once and for all with this CD.


 

Primal Recordings for Tuba

Primal Recordings for Tuba

Whoever is looking for sonorous abysses next to which one can pleasantly shudder, or likes scintillating hummingbirds the size of an albatross – will feel at home with the GENUIN debut CD of tuba player Andreas Martin Hofmeir. The highly virtuoso prize winner of the German Music Competition handles his weighty instrument so light-footedly that some violinists will be envious – from the lowest depths to a tenor brilliance. In this production undertaken in cooperation with the German Music Council, he presents witty, stimulating works by Jörg Duda, Gisbert Näther and Kjell Roikjer – all of them premiere recordings. An absolute must for all friends of great breath and flashing metal!

01–03) J. Duda (*1968) Konzert Nr. 1 op.67/1 [19:22]
04) G. Näther (*1948) Duo für Tuba und Harfe op. 120 [09:19]
05–08) J. Duda Fantasia II für Tuba und Harfe op. 29/2 [12:13]
09) J. Duda Funky Nightmare op. 55d/1 [02:02]
10) K. Roikjer (1901–1999) Capriccio op. 66 [07:59]
11) J. Duda Burlesque en Miniature für Tuba, Harfe und Klavier [02:08]

Press:
Süddeutsche Zeitung
“His Solo-album is rich of colours and nuanced.”
Review by Dirk Wagner on 24. April 2012

Clarino
“These Primal Recordings must and shall not only be heard by Tuba players. Pioneers open new ways not only for themselves but for everyone.”
Review by Christian Mayr in Mai 2012

klassik.com
“Unusual but true: Andreas Martin Hofmeir, award winner of the German Music Competition 2005, is bringing out large the tuba as a solo instrument on his first CD Recording.”
Review by Katharina Fleischer on 19. April 2012

 


Discography

Mirror – Deutsche Bläserphilharmonie
First recording of the Tuba Concerto by Martin Ellerby

Solistengala – Bläserphilharmonie Salzburg
Live Recording of the World Premiere of the new Tuba Concerto “Panoptikum”  by Thomas Doss

Soirees musicales – Akademische Blasorchester München
Live Recording of the World Premiere of the second Tuba Concerto by Jörg Duda

Labrassbanda
CD Habedieehre
CD Übersee
DVD Live in Circus Krone
CD Live Olympiahalle München
CD Europa

Music Comedy
Star Fours – Poly, Tick und Zärtlichkeit
Star Fours – Die Rückkehr der Jodelritter
Kein Aufwand. Schrecklich wahre Geschichten aus meinem Leben mit der Tuba (audio book at der Hörverlag)