Telemann meets Hiphop
“Let’s do this!” – Trumpeter Matthias Höfs and the HipHop Academy Hamburg present their musically fascinating potpourri of two worlds: “Telemann Meets Hiphop”!
Awardee 2016 – ECHO Klassik
On 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.
ECHO Klassik 2016
German Brass Performance
German Brass Backstage-Interview
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.
BACH – TRUMPET CONCERTOS
Johann Sebastian Bach wrote many famous solos for the trumpet, but no trumpet concerto by him has survived. Matthias Höfs has filled the gap and arranged a number of Bach’s solo concertos for his instrument. He plays the concertos on a modern piccolo trumpet.
GERMAN BRASS – TRIP TO AMERICA
On their trip through the American music scene of the early 20th century, German Brass plays the hits of Gershwin, Bernstein or Barber as you have never heard them before.
KIND OF GOLD
This album is like a reunion to me! Together with former and current students, old companions and friends I have recorded works that bring out the concentrated radiant charisma of the trumpet. Strauss, Stravinsky, Sakai, Janáček and Kerschek – a golden album, from October 12th everywhere in stores!
On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the death of G.Ph.Telemann I have recorded his 3 trumpet concertos and 3 sonatas together with the Deutschen Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. The CD will be released on October 6.
Video to CD
Telemann – Konzert Nr. 1 D-Dur, TWV 51:D7, Allegro
Telemann – Konzert Nr. 2 D-Dur, TWV 43:D7, Allegro
Telemann – Sonate h-moll, VI. Presto
MOZART con TROMBA
In 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.
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.