Events

August 2019
8.8.
20 Uhr
Solokonzert
Jörg Duda: Konzert Nr. 1 für Tuba und Orchester op. 67/1

mit dem Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires
unter Eiji Oue
Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires
Tickets
9.-11.8. Meisterkurs
São Paulo (BR)
15.8.
20 Uhr
“Stradihumpa”
Konzert mit der Schmid/Hofmeir HochTief GmbH

mit Benjamin Schmid
im Rahmen des Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festivals
Rinderstall, Haseldorf
Tickets
16.8.
20 Uhr
“Stradihumpa”
Konzert mit der Schmid/Hofmeir HochTief GmbH

mit Benjamin Schmid
im Rahmen des Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festivals
Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum auf Föhr
*AUSVERKAUFT*
21.8.
20 Uhr
Duo Tuba & Klavier
mit Barbara Schmelz
Effelter Mühle, Wilhelmsthal
Tickets in der Galerie Mayer in Kronach, per Telefon unter 0160/7088550 oder per E-Mail
23.8.
19 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 1”
mit Jazzpiano
Forum Alte Post, Pirmasens
Tickets im Städtischen Kulturamt Pirmasens, per Telefon unter 06331/842352 oder per E-Mail
24.8.
19:30 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 2 – Die letzten Jahre”
mit Jazzpiano
Protestantische Laurentiuskirche, Gimmeldingen
Ticket im Protestantischen Pfarrbüro Gimmeldingen, im Weinland Königsbach und in der Neustadter Bücherstube
30.8.
20 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 1”
mit Jazzpiano
im Rahmen des Mosbacher Sommers 2019
Hospitalhof, Mosbach
Tickets
September 2019
8.9.
11 Uhr
“Stradihumpa”
Konzert mit der Schmid/Hofmeir HochTief GmbH

mit Benjamin Schmid
im Rahmen der Seggauer Schlossmatineen
Schloss Seggau, Leibnitz
Tickets
15.9.
16 Uhr
“Nordwinde”
Konzert mit dem Duo Tuba & Orgel

mit Barbara Schmelz
Stiftskirche, Au am Inn
18.9.
20 Uhr
“Nordwinde”
Konzert mit dem Duo Tuba & Orgel

mit Barbara Schmelz
Pfarrkirche St. Valentin, Unterföhring
Tickets
19.9.
19:30 Uhr
“Mozart zum Kugeln”
Symphonic Talk

mit der Philharmonie Salzburg unter Elisabeth Fuchs
MuTh, Wien
geschlossene Veranstaltung / auf Einladung der S-Versicherung
21.9.
18 Uhr
Andreas Martin Hofmeir & Band
“Brazilian Night”

im Rahmen des 33. Internationalen Jazzfestivals Viersen
Festhalle, Viersen
Tickets
22.9.
19:30 Uhr
“Wer dablost’s?” – Kleinkunst mit Andreas Martin Hofmeir
und Gästen

Halle 9, Ingolstadt
Tickets
24.9.
20 Uhr
European Tuba Power
sponsored by Melton and B&S (Buffet Crampon)
Herzkasperlzelt, Oide Wiesn, Oktoberfest 2019
Infos
26.9.
19:30 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 2 – Die letzten Jahre”
mit Jazzpiano
Landgasthof Zeidlmaier, Rohrbach
Tickets
28.9.
10-17 Uhr
Workshop
Katholischer Pfarrsaal, Prien am Chiemsee
*AUSGEBUCHT*
28.9.
20 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 1”
mit Jazzpiano
König-Ludwig-Saal, Prien am Chiemsee
Tickets
Oktober 2019
5.10.
20 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 1”
mit Jazzpiano
Bürgersaal, Wettstetten
17.10.
20 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 2 – Die letzten Jahre”
mit Jazzpiano
ARGEkultur, Salzburg
Tickets
18.10.
19:30 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 2 – Die letzten Jahre”
mit Jazzpiano
im Rahmen der Gilchinger Kulturwoche
Veranstaltungssaal im Rathaus, Gilching
Tickets
19.10.
20 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand!” – Best of!
mit Jazzpiano
Ulrichswerkstätten, Schwabmünchen
Tickets unter 08232/71952
20.10.
11-17:30 Uhr
Workshop
Musikhaus Beck, Dettingen an der Erms
Anmeldung unter 07123/972775
20.10.
19:30 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 1”
mit Jazzpiano
Bürgerhaus am Anger, Dettingen an der Erms
Tickets unter 07123/972775
25.10.
20 Uhr
Brass & Cabaret
mit der Brass Band Oberschwaben-Allgäu
Gigelberghalle, Biberach
Tickets
31.10.
19:30 Uhr
“Besser ohne Worte”
Konzert mit dem duo tuba & harfe

mit Andreas Mildner
im Rahmen des internationalen Brass Festivals “Sauerland-Herbst” 2019
Bezirksregierung, Arnsberg
*AUSVERKAUFT*
November 2019
7.11.
20 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 1”
mit Jazzpiano
Benefizauftritt für den Lions Club München Karl Valentin
Augustinerkeller, München
Tickets
9.11.
20 Uhr
Andreas Martin Hofmeir & Band
“Brazilian Night”

Aula Bavarian International School, Haimhausen
Infos
13.11.
20 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 1”
mit Jazzpiano
Autohaus Brucker, Pfullendorf
14.11.
20 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 1”
mit Jazzpiano
Gemeindezentrum St. Mauritius, Bretten-Neibsheim
15.11. Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 1”
mit Jazzpiano
Cinema Paradiso & Arte, Ludwigshafen
16.11.
11:30-18:30 Uhr
Workshop
Haaren (Bad Wünnenberg)
*AUSGEBUCHT*
16.11.
20 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 1”
mit Jazzpiano
Dorfgemeinschaftshaus, Haaren (Bad Wünnenberg)
Tickets per E-Mail
17.11.
20 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 2 – Die letzten Jahre”
mit Jazzpiano
Polittbüro, Hamburg
Tickets
26.11. Solokonzert
Werke für Tuba und Streichorchester von Duda, Plau und Vivaldi
mit den Sofioter Solisten
unter Plamen Dzhurov
Sonderkonzert zum 30-jährigen Jubiläum des Goethe-Instituts Bulgarien
Bulgaria Saal, Sofia (BG)
Dezember 2019
12.12.
20 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 1”
mit Jazzpiano
Barbara-Künkelin-Halle, Schorndorf
Tickets
15.12.
19:30 Uhr
“Wer dablost’s?” – Kleinkunst mit Andreas Martin Hofmeir
und Gästen

Halle 9, Ingolstadt
Tickets
21.12.
18:15 Uhr
“Mozart zum Kugeln”
Symphonic Talk

mit der Philharmonie Salzburg unter Elisabeth Fuchs
Große Universitätsaula, Salzburg
Tickets
28.12.
20 Uhr
Musikkabarett “Kein Aufwand! Teil 1”
mit Jazzpiano
Bühne U1 im Kongresshaus, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Tickets
31.12.
16 Uhr
Solokonzert
Familienkonzert – Tief, tiefer, Tuba

mit der Kammerakademie Potsdam
Nikolaisaal, Potsdam
Infos und Tickets
31.12.
19 Uhr
Solokonzert
Silvesterkonzert – Tiefenrausch

mit der Kammerakademie Potsdam
Nikolaisaal, Potsdam
Infos und Tickets

 

Solo with Wind Ensemble

Andreas Martin Hofmeir, one of the finest and most versatile instrumentalists of our time, is at home in many different musical genres. The tuba player is a professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, was a founding member of the Bavarian cult band LaBrassBanda, and has received numerous awards both as a cabaret artist and a classical tuba player. Hofmeir is a respected soloist and chamber musician, and has been invited to lead master classes and workshops throughout the world. He is also an author and showmaster.

Andreas Martin Hofmeir grew up playing in various brass and wind ensembles, where he discovered his love for the tuba. He still enjoys performing with brass and wind bands and passing on his knowledge to non-professional brass players. He has performed with the Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, the Deutsche Bläserphilharmonie, the Akademisches Blasorchester München, the Bläserphilharmonie Salzburg, and the Upper Austrian Military Orchestra, as well as with countless local wind bands and music societies.

Hofmeir’s extensive repertoire includes a tuba concerto composed especially for him by Jörg Duda.


Repertoire

Alexander Arutiunian Tuba Concerto
Zequinha de Abreu “Tico-Tico no Fubá” (Bearbeitung von Mario Düpre)
Jörg Duda Konzert Nr. 2 für Tuba und symphonisches Blasorchester op. 67/2
Edouard Chappot Tuba Concerto (mit Brass Band oder Blasorchester)
Thomas Doss “Panoptikum”
Martin Ellerby Tuba Concerto
Edward Gregson Tuba Concerto
Ingo Luis “The Empty Stage Blues”
Carlos Marques Concertino for Tuba and Symphonic Band
Vittorio Monti Csárdás (Bearbeitung)
Ennio Morricone “Gabriel’s Oboe” (aus der Filmmusik zu “The Mission”, Bearbeitung)
Joaquín Rodrigo “En Aranjuez con tu amor” (Bearbeitung)
Robert W. Smith “Willson Suite”
Roland Szentpali “Carmen Fantasie”
Roland Szentpali Tuba Concerto
Joy Webb “Share my Yoke”
Rolf Wilhelm Concertino für Tuba und Blasorchester

Video


No Effort! Part 2 – My Last Years


It was a magnificent comeback when in the spring of 2013 Andreas Martin Hofmeir once again put a foot – or rather, his backside – on a cabaret stage. He already had a number of awards on his mantle (Bronzener Koggenzieher, Kleines ScharfrichterBeil, Goldene Weißwurscht, etc.), thanks to his days with the music cabaret troop “Star Fours” and the theater group “Die Qualkommission”, but after a few years in the diaspora of classical propriety he was drawn once again to the world of humor. Since then – celebrated by critics and adored by audiences – he has been sharing tragi-comic tales of his experiences as a tuba player and world traveler, presented in his dry, trademark style.

In “Kein Aufwand! Teil 2 – Die letzten Jahre” (“No Effort! Part 2 – My Last Years”), Hofmeir goes one step further: this time, he brings not only “Fanny”, his tuba, but also Franz the trumpet and Frau Griesmeier the trombone. In the distinguished tradition of Gerhard Polt or Karl Valentin, Hofmeir tells odd but true stories from his life: world record attempts in taking breaks or tossing objects into the tuba, a unique duet made up of a porn actress and a tuba, the downfall of an entire legion due to the actions of a pianist drafted into military service, and tales of his time with LaBrassBanda.

A book and audio book documenting the reading were released in February 2016 by btb and Hörverlag.


Official trailer (german only):


What the Critics Say

“An exceptional combination!”

Generalanzeiger Bonn, 3 June 2015

“Andreas Martin Hofmeir nonchalantly reads excepts from his book, and his idiosyncratic take on the world is right on target. The audience loves his dry, tongue-in-cheek delivery, chuckling and laughing out loud.”
Kölner Stadtanzeiger/Bonner Rundschau, 4 June 2015

“These two magicians conjure snappy bossa nova duets from their instruments. A virtuoso tangle of sound like nothing you’ve ever heard. Groovy, delicate, and heavy on the bass. Druggy! And to top it off, Hofmeir is seriously funny – black humor from Bavaria with an atomic dose of irony. A most excellent evening!”
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, 18 July 2015

“Absolutely unbelievable, but also unbelievably funny.”
Donaukurier, 18 October 2015

“The audience laughed till their sides hurt.”
Augsburger Allgemeine, 21 October 2015

“Music and cabaret – a formula for success that delights audiences both north and south of the White Sausage Line.”
Braunschweiger Zeitung, 30 August 2016

“Hofmeir is one of those personalities that can completely fill a stage, no matter how big it is. He radiates self-confidence tempered by a healthy sense of self-mockery, without a trace of arrogance.”
Augsburger Allgemeine, 28 November 2016

“People laugh so hard they nearly fall off their chairs even before Hofmeir begins his antics on the tuba. How does he do it?”
Badische Neueste Nachrichten, 18 February 2017


All About That Bass

During the crossover boom of recent years, audiences have witnessed contrived crossover, forced crossover, economically motivated crossover and, in rare and happy cases, crossover from artists who truly feel at home in different genres and fields. Andreas Martin Hofmeir is such an artist. He is a successful cabaret performer, author, moderator, and founding member of the cult pop band LaBrassBanda, as well as a virtuoso tuba soloist who has been awarded the ECHO Klassik prize. With Hofmeir, refined classical music meets Brazilian jazz, Funk meets Baroque, music meets cabaret, and the tuba is at the center of it all. Together with the members of his jazz band and a large orchestra, Hofmeir effortlessly brings together seemingly incompatible worlds. At the end of the evening, audiences have been coaxed into giving up many of their prejudices and preconceptions, not only about the tuba.

The crossover project All About That Bass is available for booking by orchestras.


What the Critics Say

“Standing ovations for all the musicians who made this evening such a wonderful experience, but especially for Hofmeir. With a combination of virtuosity and humor, he succeeded in his quest to be the Don Quixote of the tuba.” Trierer Volksfreund, 10 May 2015


Andreas Martin Hofmeir & Band


Andreas Martin Hofmeir & Band is a most unusual combination, with a tuba as the lead instrument of a jazz combo. Hofmeir (ECHO prizewinner, Mozarteum professor, founding member of LaBrassBanda, quick-witted cabaret artist, bestselling author, and “musician without borders”) teams up with three of southern Germany’s finest jazz musicians: André Schwager on piano, Jay Lateef on drums, and Andreas Kurz on bass. Together, they create a unique musical experience. Their current program, “Brazilian Night”, takes the audience on a romantic and humorous journey to South America. Andreas Martin Hofmeir & Band have performed throughout Germany in places such as the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Philharmonie in Munich, and the Jewish Museum in Berlin.


What the Critics Say

“Only one thing was missing on this evening – boredom! A very special occasion with marvelous music – eclectic, fascinating, informative, and funny.”
Burghauser Anzeiger, 23 August 2017


European Tuba Power



European Tuba Power brings together five of the finest tuba players of our time: Alessandro Fossi (Bologna/Bolzano), János Mazura (Budapest), Roland Szentpáli (Budapest), Fabien Wallerand (Paris/Geneva), and Andreas Martin Hofmeir (Salzburg). All five are sought-after soloists, professors at prestigious universities, and have won numerous awards at international competitions. With a shared love of virtuoso challenges and unconventional repertoire, the ensemble has toured throughout Europe and the USA – in 2017, they were special guests at the Vienna Opera Ball. Each of the players brings his own musical influences and background to the group: Hungarian gypsy music, Slavic folk songs, Mozart transcriptions, but also jazz arrangements (with drum set) of music by Duke Ellington or Charlie Chaplin, pop hits by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and sensational Tuba Techno numbers. All of these combine to create an unforgettable concert experience.


Videos


Who’s Gonna Blow It?

An evening of music and cabaret by and with Andreas Martin Hofmeir

Andreas Martin Hofmeir’s eclectic variety show, “Who’s Gonna Blow It?” (“Wer dablost’s?”) has become am essential destination in the performing arts scene. No one – not even Germany’s biggest names – has to be asked twice when the ECHO prizewinner and tuba virtuoso calls with an invitation to Ingolstadt’s Halle Neun. Prominent guests have included Olaf Schubert, Gregor Gysi, Hans Well, Katie Freudenschuss, Matthias Egersdörfer, Maxi Schafroth, Michael Altinger, Wolfgang Krebs, and Marcus H. Rosenmüller.

All types of variety acts, deep and humorously philosophical conversations far beyond mainstream talk show fare, as well as seasonal projects such as making Christmas cookies or guessing the ingredients of various detox juices, keep the host and his guests on their toes. At the center of it all is Rosalinde, an old, broken-down, and foul-smelling tuba upon which every guest is required to play a tune, accompanied by the show’s house band, the SchutterNEUN Jazz Orchestra.

With an entertaining alternation of lively music, timely cabaret, skilled variety acts, conversations both serious and amusing, as well as interaction with the audience, the result in a show that is engaging and entertaining. “Who’s Gonna Blow It?” takes place four times a year in Ingolstadt’s Halle Neun.


Videos

More videos on kanal-neun YouTube channel !


What the Critics Say

“The barefoot tuba professor is a delightfully humorous and subversive free spirit whose spontaneous flashes of insight and delightfully sharp tongue make his talk show concept so engaging.”
Donaukurier, 12 June 2017

“This show is destined to become a cult classic!”
Donaukurier, 7 March 2017

“As a host, Hofmeir is not slickly buttoned down or harmlessly polite. He is able to find a perfect balance of curiosity, humor, and bluntness without ever becoming rude. His show concept is right on target: Halle Neun is nearly always sold out.”
Donaukurier, 26 September 2016

“A successful balance of casual entertainment, intelligent cabaret, and slapstick, but with serious moments as well. Hofmeir took a stand for cultural diversity in a musical sense: at three points in the evening, young men from Eritrea, Syria, and Senegal sang – to enthusiastic applause – songs from their homelands. According to Hofmeir, he wanted to show that people forced to become refugees ‘are not only looking for a roof over their heads, but are bringing us things of value as well.'”
Donaukurier, 14 September 2015


Tuba & Organ Duo


As Andreas Martin Hofmeir puts it: “With so many pipes, one more can’t hurt.” With Barbara Schmelz, Director of Sacred Music at Stift Nonnberg in Salzburg, in charge of the manuals, ECHO prizewinner Hofmeir cheerfully blows into his rolled-up “16-foot”. Hofmeir’s tuba is a worthy partner to the marvelous sound world of the organ – “The Queen of Instruments”. With masterful versatility, Barbara Schmelz provides continuo accompaniment in arrangements of Baroque masterpieces, and also conjures the sounds of a gentle string ensemble (in Ralph Vaughan Williams’s English Folk Songs Suite) or a street musician’s hurdy-gurdy (in Gade’s Tango Jalousie). This musical framework allows Hofmeir to confirm what the world has long suspected: the tuba is the finest sounding, most beautiful, most advanced, and generally fabulous instrument ever created. Yes, now it can be said.


Current Program: Northern Winds

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) op. 65, No. 5 I balladetone (Im Balladenton)
op. 68, No. 2 Bestemors menuett (Großmutters Menuett)
op. 68, No. 5 Bådnlåt (An der Wiege)
aus den Lyrischen Stücken
John Rutter (*1942) Of a Rose, a lovely Rose
Barbara Schmelz (*1988) Improvisation über ein schwedisches Sommerlied
Schwedisches Volkslied Uti vår hage (Auf unserer Wiese)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) Six studies in English folksongs:
Lovely on the water
Spurn Point
Van Dieman’s Land
She borrowed some of her Mother’s Gold
The Lady and the Dragoon
As I walked over London Bridge
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Präludium in D- Dur BWV 139
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Vocalise
aus 14 Romanzen op. 34
Martin Akerwall (*1963) Meditation
Jörg Duda (*1968) No. 2 Nocturne: Rautjärvi
aus Matkalla
Jacob Gade (1879-1963) Tango Jalousie


What the Critics Say

“Tuba and Organ in Perfect Harmony”
Südwest Presse, 5 February 2018

“Like a gentle summer wind!”

Passauer Neue Presse, 16 August 2017


Schmid/Hofmeir HochTief GmbH

Dreams are dreams – but this thing really happened. The violin and the tuba could not be more different as instruments, but the biographies of Benjamin Schmid and Andreas Martin Hofmeir have some similarities: both have been award-winners at the ECHO classics (Hofmeir was the first tuba player to win one); both are professors at the renowned Salzburg Mozarteum; and both are equally at home in classical music and in jazz. Their repertoire ranges widely: alongside well-known but re-images classical music pieces the focal point of their programme consists of original compositions for this unherad combination.

Violin & tuba – unique!


What the Critics Say

“Energetic, virtuoso, and humorous music that is full of surprises. The result seems effortless, and is so convincing that one longs for more such violin-tuba duets.” Süddeutsche Zeitung, Harald Eggebrecht, 17 April 2018

“Tuba and violin – an unconventional combination, to be sure. … The radically different sound colors allow the listener to perfectly follow the two musical lines, like two graphs in a coordinate system. This has the fascinating effect of transforming an abstraction into something direct and immediate.” BR Klassik, Leporello, Kathrin Hasselbeck, 10 April 2018

“Goes wonderfully against the grain!” ORF, Jazz At Its Best, Heinz M. Fischer, 2 April 2018
“A fascinating journey to unknown worlds of sound – and lots of fun to boot.” Brigitte, 11 April 2018
“Breaks through all borders.” Aachener Zeitung, Armin Kaumanns, 23 March 2018
“Completely new sound experiences. ‘Stradihumpa’ continually surprises the audience. The tuba does not stand in the shadow of the Stradivarius, but is a completely equal partner.” BR Klassik, Sweet Spot, CD des Monats, March 2018


Current programme: Stradihumpa

Georg Breinschmid Miniature
Jörg Duda Duetto op.5/3
1. Andante con moto
2. Allegro capriccioso
Florian Willeitner 1+1= 3: The Abstraction of Beauty
G.F. Händel/J. Halvorsen Passacaglia
J.S. Bach/B. Schmid Prelude
Let’s Gavotte
– Pause –
Henryk Wieniawski Etude in g-moll, op.18
(arr. Benjamin Schmid/Andreas Martin Hofmeir)
Christof Dienz Concertino vom Lande
1. Der wankende Traktorfahrer
2. Am Abend dann
3. Beim Fernsehen
Georg Breinschmid Schnabulesco Bandini
Antonio Bazzini Le Ronde des Lutins
(arr. Benjamin Schmid/Andreas Martin Hofmeir)

Videos


Videos

Schmid/Hofmeir HochTief GmbH

Bach/Schmid: Let’s Gavotte

Breinschmid: Schnabulesco Bandini

Duda: Duetto für Tuba und Geige

Händel/Halvorsen: Passcaglia

duo tuba & harp

CD release concert “Why not?”

Carmen Fantasie and Piazzolla in BR Abendschau

Solo

John Williams: Tuba Concerto

Joaquín Rodrigo: En Aranjuez con tu amor

ECHO Klassik award 2013

Olaf Schuberts laudation on Andreas Martin Hofmeir

Instrumentalist of the Year

acceptance speech

Cabaret

Official Trailer of “No effort!”

Official Trailer of “No effort! part 2 – the last years”

Cabaret show “Wer dablost’s?”

Trailer “Wer dablost’s?

European Tuba Power

Tuba Techno at Bardentreffen Nuremberg

Diverse

Duet with David Garrett in tv show “3nach9”

Old bavarian dance “Holledauer Sitzsamba”

Patent leather or barefooted – a special concert of Munich Philharmonics

Patrice feat. duo tuba & harp: Soulstorm

Ganes feat. Andreas Martin Hofmeir: Nia l`dërt

Book & Audio Book

Kein Aufwand von Andreas Martin HofmeirSince 15 February 2016, the 224 page tome, “Kein Aufwand! Schrecklich wahre Geschichten aus meinem Leben mit der Tuba“ (“No Effort! Terribly True Tales From My Life With the Tuba”), has been available for purchase (btb). This completely superfluous autobiography of a 37-year-old tuba player contains not only all the stories told so movingly by Andreas Martin Hofmeir in his musical readings, “No Effort Part 1” and “No Effort! Part 2 – My Last Years”, but also a considerable number of previously unpublished, untold, and unnecessary tales about a monstrous instrument and its owner. The stories are illustrated with an impressive number of illustrations by Carl-Heinz Daxl, the friend who also created the spectacular banner you see above. So there is at least one good reason to buy the book!

“This book not only provides a great deal of information in a humorous manner, but it elegantly rescues the instrument and all who play it from the oom-pa-pa demimonde.”
Christian Böhm, Welt am Sonntag

Kein Aufwand von Andreas Martin HofmeirAlso available is an audio book called, surprisingly, “Kein Aufwand! Schrecklich wahre Geschichten aus meinem Leben mit der Tuba” (Hörverlag). In order not to confuse the interested reader, it has the same title as the book, although it only contains about half the material. It does, however, contain all the Brazilian love songs that are performed on stage, from Telemann to Szentpali, played by Hofmeir with Guto Brinholi on guitar.




Anyone wishing to send this tuba invasion to the homes of those too lazy to visit a live performance or who would like to capture it themselves will find the links to their happiness here. Or better yet, they should go to the bookstore around the corner:
Book
E-Book
Audio Book

Solo with Symphony Orchestra

ECHO Klassik 2013
In 2013, Andreas Martin Hofmeir was awarded as the first tuba player in the history of this competition with an ECHO Klassik as instrumentalist of the year. But ever since his first prize at the International Tuba Competition in Porcia 2004 and the Award of the German Competition 2005 Andreas Martin Hofmeir is one of the most heard tuba soloists.

He played solo concerts in the past with Münchner Philharmoniker, SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern, Rundfunksinfonieorchester Berlin, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Orchester des Nationaltheaters Mannheim, Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, and Junge Philharmonie Salzburg among others and also with numerous wind bands like Deutsche Bläserphilharmonie, Akademisches Blasorchester München, Sinfonisches Blasorchester Ried, Bläserphilharmonie Salzburg and Militärorchester Oberösterreich.

He’s taking very much care of increasing the Tuba repertoire and could premiere numerous new tuba concertos, many of them comissionary works and compositions dedicated to Andreas Martin Hofmeir.

A speciality of the musician, who is ensuring furore also as comedian and writer, are moderated solo concerts and cross over programmes, in which he combines classic, jazz and cabaret on the highest level. Titled “All About That Bass”, these cross over concerts completely wear the character of the tuba, which the artist approaches with words and music from all different angles – and which thereby shows to advantage in all its multifaceted wealth.

Andreas Martin Hofmeir plays at his solo and chamber music concerts a F-Tuba PT-12 by B&S.


What the Critics Say

An evening that enters into the history books – as an evening of superlatives, an evening of youth, humor and ease, an evening that breaks taboos. Hofmeir leaves no doubt that he will override the laws of nature.
Mannheimer Morgen, 11.11.2015

No doubt Hofmeir masters his instrument in all situations.
Nürnberger Zeitung, 8.5.2016

Hofmeir is an ambassador of the tuba. His instrument can fit effortlessly with a whole symphony orchestra in terms of punching power – an unusual power relationship, as would be unthinkable in a violin concerto. A refrishingly original New Year’s concert!
Weserkurier, 16.1.2017


Repertoire

Tomaso Albinoni Concerto in d-moll op.9 (arrangement)
Alexander Arutiunian Tuba Concerto
Eugene Bozza Concertino
Jörg Duda Konzert Nr. 1 for tuba and orchestra op. 67/1
Jörg Duda Matkalla (on the way) op. 82/1
Travel notes for tuba and string orchestra
Julius Jacobsen Tuba buffo
Jan Koetsier Concertino op. 77 for tuba and string orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerts for horn and orchestra Nr. 1 – 4 (KV 412, 417, 447 and 495) (arrangements)
Aarild Plau Concerto for Tuba and Strings
Anthony Plog Tuba Concerto
Kjell Roikjer Capriccio op. 66
Jorge Salgueiro Tuba Concerto
Richard Strauss Horn concerts Nr. 1 and 2 (arrangements)
Valerij Strukow Tuba Concerto
Roland Szentpali Tuba Concerto
Ralph Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto
John Williams Tuba Concerto

duo tuba & harp


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 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.


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

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

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

“A wonderful concert evening!
Donaukurier, 10.8.2017

“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

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


Programmes of the duo tuba & harp

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


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
Loreley
An den Mond
Franz Schubert Gretchen am Spinnrade
Ständchen
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“


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

 

 

 

Impressum

Andreas Martin Hofmeir
Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 27
5020 Salzburg
Austria

E-Mail: office@andreas-martin-hofmeir.com


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CDs

Schmid/Hofmeir Hochtief GmbH: Stradihumpa

Violin & tuba – unique!

Dreams are dreams – but this thing really happened. The violin and the tuba could not be more different as instruments, but the biographies of Benjamin Schmid and Andreas Martin Hofmeir have some similarities: both have been award-winners at the ECHO classics (Hofmeir was the first tuba player to win one); both are professors at the renowned Salzburg Mozarteum; and both are equally at home in classical music and in jazz. Their repertoire ranges widely: alongside well-known but re-images classical music pieces the focal point of their programme consists of original compositions for this unherad combination.


on the way

sc hofmeir on the way cover v4

containing the following:

Jörg Duda – Tuba Concerto Nr.1

John Williams – Tuba Concerto

Jörg Duda – Matkalla

Roland Szentpali – Very good morning

Press:

“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.” (5 stars)
Münchner Merkur, 20.3.2014

“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. The whole CD 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.”
Clarino, 04/2014

“With him playing so wonderfully, Andreas Hofmeir turns everyone spontaneously into tuba fans.“
NDR Kultur, 27.3.2014


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!

Press:

“These Primal Recordings must and shall not only be heard by Tuba players. Pioneers open new ways not only for themselves but for everyone.”
Clarino, 05/2012

“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.”
klassik.com, 19. April 2012

Labrassbanda

In 2007 Andreas Martin Hofmeir founded together with four music collegues the Bavarian Band Labrassbanda. Since then nobody can stop them anymore. Alle Informations about the band and their concerts you will find here:

www.labrassbanda.com

No Effort! Part 1


Humour and satire don’t let him go: After six years with the musical comedy group “Star Fours” and the satiric theatre group “Die Qualkommission”, with both of whom he won several prizes, he is now looking for a calmer reading version according to his increasing age. The result is the musical reading “Kein Aufwand!” (“No Effort!”).

In his dry style he reads about his experiences as a tuba player and world traveller, even in poems, oh dear! It will be filled up with music out of the Tuba, accompanied by guitar, accordeon and other instruments.

Who is going to stand that?

A book and audio book documenting the reading were released in February 2016 by btb and Hörverlag.


Official trailer (german only):


What the Critics Say

“There it is again: this cryptic, weirdly philosophic, and sometimes melancholy sense of humor, reminiscent of Karl Valentin. The audience was enchanted by the fascinating mix of Brazilian jazz and Hofmeir’s satirical musings.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 5 November 2013

“Texts worthy of Gerhard Polt.”

Nürnberger Nachrichten

“Hofmeir achieves the miracle of reaching audiences of all ages.”
Die Rheinpfalz, 23 March 2016

“With his dry, laconic delivery, Hofmeir’s humor is wonderfully down to earth, and the audience is delighted. But when he picks up his tuba, a miracle occurs! The sounds he coaxes from it are tender, subtle, and full of feeling. Ecstatic applause. Hofmeir’s virtuosity is simply unbelievable, One is tempted to say to orchestra managers around the world: make it easy on yourselves, and hire Andreas Martin Hofmeir to fill all your wind jobs!”
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 27 February 2017

“The music world has never heard the tuba like this.”
Tözer Kurier, 27 February 2017

“Hofmeir joins the ranks of great cabaret artists such as Fredl Fesl – he has a dry wit and isn’t looking for quick laughs. The laughs come anyway, though, and then there is the music.”
Chamer Zeitung, 21 February 2018


University


Since 2006 Andreas Martin Hofmeir has been teaching as full Professor at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. More Informations about studying, auditions and much more you will find here:

www.moz.ac.at

Workshops

Workshop Zolling

Beside his teaching at the university and masterclasses for professionals all over world he is also very successfully providing one or two days workshops for amateurs. Read about the concepts:

Workshop 1 day

At this one day Workshop with Professor Andreas Hofmeir of the University Mozarteum Salzburg low brass players of any level are welcome. We will work on the following topics:
How shall I breath?
How can I produce a really beautiful sound?
How can I improve my range?
How can I play louder, softer?
These and your very personal questions we are going to answer – guaranteed success!

Tuba-Workshop 2-3 days

Together we will work on the most important questions we are facing as students and teachers.
How shall I breath?
How can I produce a really beautiful sound?
How can I improve my range?
How can I play louder, softer?
What is the best way to articulate?
How do I practice most effectively?
How can I express myself musically?
How can I reach the student as a teacher?
Come with your individual problems, we will try to solve it. Besides there will surely be time for some ensemble playing.


Press

  • Press contact:
    Alexander von Spreti – public relations
    Leonrodstrasse 12 a
    83278 Traunstein
    office@vonspreti.de
    Tel: +49 151 2234 3426

Pictures

Artist portraits (credits to Philippe Gerlach):

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(please contact office@andreas-martin-hofmeir.com for username and password)


Schmid/Hofmeir HochTief GmbH (credits to Wolfgang Lienbacher):

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duo tuba & harp (credits to Philippe Gerlach):

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Duo Tuba & Organ (credits to Philippe Gerlach

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Musical reading “No effort!”
(free for download without password)

Part 1

© Thermenhotel Ronacher:

© Gerald Langer:

Part 2

© Andreas Martin Hofmeir/André Schwager:

© Hans Grünthaler:


Biography

The jury of ECHO Klassik 2013 awarded him „instrumentalist of the year” and thereby gave one of the most important European music awards for the first time to a tuba player.

Andreas Martin Hofmeir, who at present is certainly one of the best and most versatile instrumentalists, loves to commute between different genres: the 38-year-old professor teaches at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, founded the popular Bavarian band LaBrassBanda and is a multiple award-winning cabaret performer. He is a sought-after soloist and chamber musician and gives master classes all over the world.

Born in Munich in 1978 he studied in Berlin, Stockholm and Hanover. In 2004 he won the prestigious “Città di Porcia” International Tuba Competition and – as the first tuba player ever in the history of this competition – the prize of Deutscher Musikwettbewerb in Berlin in 2005. He received a scholarship from the orchestra academies of the Berliner and Münchner Philharmoniker. 2004 to 2008 he was Solotubist with the Bruckner-Orchester Linz under Dennis Russell Davies.

As a soloist he performed with the Münchner Philharmoniker, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Orchester des Nationaltheaters Mannheim and many others. With the harpist Andreas Mildner he founded the first tuba-harp duo in the world. Together they appeared at noted music festivals, such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Festival Mitte Europa and Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele.

Apart from his classical career, Hofmeir has also been standing on stage as a cabaret artist for seventeen years. Presently he tours with his musical-cabaret-reading “Kein Aufwand!”. He is show master of his own cabaret show „Wer dablost’s?“, in which artists of different genres perform, talk and try to blow the antique, malodorous tuba Rosalinde.

With his band LaBrassBanda, which he joined until end of 2013, he stormed the top ten of the German charts with their third album “Europa” (Sony). In 2013 LaBrassBanda played for about 500 000 people during their Germany tour.

As cross over artist Hofmeir increasingly links classics, jazz and cabaret in exceptional programmes, in which he is on stage as classical soloist, moderator, actor, cabaret artist and jazz musician. His current cross over project “All About That Bass” was performed with great success last year in Gasteig in Munich.

His CDs “Uraufnahmen” with recordings of the tuba concertos of Duda, Näther and Roikjer (ECHO Klassik 2013) and “Why not?” with works for the tuba-harp duo have been released by the label Genuin. His new solo album “On the way” (Sony) with the Münchner Philharmoniker under Andrew Manze came out in March 2014.

Andreas Martin Hofmeir plays B&S tubas.

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)