duo tuba & harp

2005 the Duo Andreas Mildner (professor for harp at HfM Würzburg) 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 unexpected 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 prove 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.

“Much more than first class music!”
Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, 7.11.2019

“No singers, no orchestra, two alone have to fix it. Was that possible? It was. Very splendid even! Afterwards one thinks it is the most obvious instrumentation of all. First class!
Franconian regional newspaper, 17.6.2019

“In a single word: excellent!”
Badische Neueste Nachrichten, 14.10.2018

“The tuba unfolds a gentle, restrained glow, which fits very well with the angelically delicate tones of the harp. Amazing!”
Münchner Merkur, 1.10.2018

“A wonderful concert evening!
Donaukurier, 10.8.2017

“An exclamation mark! Simply great.”
Nordwestzeitung, 19.6.2017

“Unique and ingenious. Thunderous applause!”
Mainpost, 2.6.2017

“Such a stupendous technique that you listen to speechless!”
Schwäbische Zeitung, 16.10.2016

Programmes of the duo tuba & harp

Better without words
Songs and arias for tuba and harp

Robert Schumann
arr. Andreas Mildner
Adagio und Allegro
Robert Schumann Der Nussbaum
Die Tochter Jephtas
An den Mond
Franz Schubert Gretchen am Spinnrade
Harfenspieler I
Pietro Mascagni Intermezzo
aus der Cavalleria Rusticana
Richard Wagner Lied an den Abendstern
aus Tannhäuser
Elias Parish-Alvars Introduction and Variations on themes from Bellini’s “Norma”
Giacomo Puccini Vissi d’arte und E lucevan le stelle
aus Tosca
François Borne Fantasie brillante sur “Carmen“

Why not?

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
Astor Piazzolla Oblivion
Jörg Duda Threnodie and Arabesque for tuba and harp
Astor Piazzolla Nightclub 1960
from Histoire du Tango
Jules Massenet Meditation
from the opera Thaïs

more repertoire

works for tuba and harp

Kurt Dietmar Richter Mephistopheles Wohlkla(n)g
Adrian Sieber Gentzgasse

tuba solo

Ib Norholm Tea for Tuba
Krystof Penderecki Capriccio

harp solo

Johann Sebastian Bach Italian concert
André Caplet Deux Divertissements
Isaac Albéniz Suite espagnole
Benjamin Britten Suite op. 83