New CD’s:


MOZART con TROMBAIn this work, the trumpet plays the “first violin” such as the string quartet and assumes the flutes- and clarinet part in their own chamber music transcriptions for trumpet and piano quartet. This CD shows the trumpet together with string trio and piano from an entirely unsuspected filigree side.

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Interview Interview


BACH on BRASS“Bach on Brass” shows German Brass discovering a completely new sound of their own, which gives a strikingly original form to the works of the great Johann Sebastian Bach. On this album, they give the full brass treatment to a selection of the composer’s greatest works. The arrangements were prepared by the musicians themselves and are already established as virtuoso reference works breaking new ground on the brass scene.


FireworksFIREWORKS, this CD explodes with festive and virtuostic musical FIREWORKS by well known composers including Bach, Händel and Vivaldi. I recorded it in Japan with two former students of mine, Kenichi Tsujimoto (principal trumpet Tokyo Philharmonic) and Tomonori Sato (principal trumpet Tokyo Symphony) and we were accompanied by Christian Schmitt on the organ.

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HOMMAGE! Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

HOMMAGE! Carl Philipp Emanuel BachOne generally associates “trumpet” and “Bach” with the Baroque works of Johann Sebastian Bach, in which the instrument, with its polished and refined sound, plays a prominent role. Just how well, when instrumental mastery and musical empathy are combined with an inspired and personal way of playing, the modern piccolo trumpets are suited to the sentimental style of chamber music composed by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, is shown by Matthias Höfs on his first recording for the ES-DUR label. With Wolfgang Zerer, harpsichord, and Christian M. Kunert, bassoon, he has two outstanding artistic personalities by his side as musical partners.

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Awardee 2016 – ECHO Klassik

Awardee 2016 - ECHO KlassikOn October 9, 2016, one of the most important and best known music awards worldwide goes to German Brass. In the ensemble/orchestra category, the ECHO Klassik will this year go to the top ensemble, which has for many years filled the major concert halls in Germany and abroad, critics and music lovers all over Europe, Asia and America bow down before.

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German Brass Performance German Brass Performance
Sarah's Music Sarah’s Music
German Brass Backstage-Interview German Brass Backstage-Interview

RCM London – Brass Faculty

RCM LondonStarting in January 2015, Matthias Höfs is appointed as Visiting Professor at the renowned Royal College of Music (RCM) in London. Aside from teaching trumpet and chamber music, Höfs will also give solo concerts and perform alongside the students in the RCM Brass Ensemble. In addition to his professorship in Hamburg, the position in London offers a promising musical environment with a unique brass tradition.

RCM London


    • 29.04.2017, Hangzou (China), Haydn Konzert (with K. P. Flor)
    • 07.05.2017, Travemünde, Trumpet, Organ (Wolfgang Zerer)
    • 12.05.2017, Hitzacker, German Brass
    • 13.05.2017, Lingen, German Brass
    • 14.05.2017, Iserlohn, German Brass
    • 17.05.2017, China, German Brass Tour, 17. – 29. Mai
    • 29.05.2017, China, German Brass Tour, 17. – 29. Mai
    • 06.06.2017, Hamburg, HFMT Trumpet – entrance examination
    • 17.06.2017, Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie, Trumpet & Organ (W. Zerer) & Brassensemble of the HfMT Hamburg
    • 21.06.2017, Sylt, Keitum, St. Severin, Trumpet & Organ (A. Iwanov)
    • 14.07.2017, Maulbronn, Kloster, German Brass
    • 19.07.2017, Sylt, Keitum, St. Severin, Telemann Konzerte with Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
    • 23.07.2017, München, German Brass
    • 26.07.2017, SHMF, (Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival), German Brass
    • more [...]