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!
|Tomaso Albinoni||Concerto in d-moll op.9 (arrangement)|
|Alexander Arutiunian||Tuba Concerto|
|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|