2005 the Duo Andreas Mildner (solo harpist with the WDR Radio Symphony Orchestra) and Andreas Martin Hofmeir (professor for tuba at the Universtity Mozarteum Salzburg) was founded due to the stipend of the German Music Council. As the only tuba harp duo so far they play not only extraordinary transscriptions but commission composers from all over Germany to compose for this combination. Characteristic for their concerts is the concept, that they present their instruments together as well as each one for it’s own. With this very often unexspected impressions they never leave the audience alone but lead them lively and with a eye twinkle through history and possibilties of their instruments.
The last years proove that this is a concept of success: Meanwile they have been playing concerts in numerous countries and well known festivals, such as the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Festival Middle of Europe, the International Harp Festival in Rio de Janeiro, the Brucknerhaus Linz, the Mozarteum Salzburg and a lot more. Several Radio stations broadcasted their music, for example the Bavarian Radio, the Northern German Radio and the German Radio.
Such a stupendous technique that you listen to speechless!
Schwäbische Zeitung, 16.10.2016
Unique and ingenious. Thunderous applause!
An exclamation mark! Simply great.
A wonderful concert evening!
Programmes of the duo tuba & harp
|Jörg Duda||Fantasia II in f-moll op. 29/2 for tuba and harp|
|G.Ph. Telemann||Fantasy for flute Nr. 2 in a-moll TWV 40:3|
|Quinto Maganini||L’Apres-Midi d’une Crocodille (L’Apres-Midi d’une Demoiselle “Crocodille”)|
|Gisbert Näther||Duo op. 120 for tuba and harp|
|Jörg Duda||Threnodie and Arabesque for tuba and harp|
|Astor Piazzolla||Nightclub 1960
from Histoire du Tango
from the opera Thaïs
Better without words
Songs and arias for tuba and harp
|Robert Schumann||Der Nussbaum
Die Tochter Jephtas
An den Mond
|Franz Schubert||Gretchen am Spinnrade
|Robert Schumann||Der arme Peter|
|Franz Schubert||Harfenspieler I|
|Richard Wagner||Lied an den Abendstern
|Elias Parish-Alvars||Introduction and Variations on themes from Bellini’s “Norma”|
|Giacomo Puccini||Vissi d’arte and E lucevan le stelle
|François Borne||Fantasie brillante sur “Carmen“|
works for tuba and harp
|Kurt Dietmar Richter||Mephistopheles Wohlkla(n)g|
|Ib Norholm||Tea for Tuba|
|Johann Sebastian Bach||Italian concert|
|André Caplet||Deux Divertissements|
|Isaac Albéniz||Suite espagnole|
|Benjamin Britten||Suite op. 83|