FIREWORKS, 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.
HOMMAGE! Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
One 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.
LIVE IN JAPAN – MATTHIAS HÖFS
Live-concert recordings from Japan’s great concert halls (Suntory Hall – Tokyo and Hoygo – Performing Arts Center) with the trumpet concertos of Arutjunjan,Hummel and a world premiere of Wolf Kerschek (Octacia Records – Japan).
Available at Spaeth-Schmid Blechbläsernoten
RCM London – Brass Faculty
Starting 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.
GERMAN BRASS – FANSTASTIC MOMENTS
After the outstanding success of the “Wagner CD”, GERMAN BRASS now offers a completely different musical facet: Amongst others, works of Harry James, Ennio Morricone, Mozart and Rossini; arranged by Matthias Höfs and Alexander Erbrich – Crawford