Andreas Martin Hofmeir, Tuba
Born in Munich in 1978, A ndreas Mar tin Hofmeir grew up in Geisenfeld/Holledau, found his way to the tuba via the piano, drums and tenor horn at the age of twelve. After three years of private lessons with Robert Tucci (Bayerische Staatsoper) he commenced his studies with Prof . Dietrich Unkrodt at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin in 1998. After a study year abroad in Stockholm with Michael Lind at the Royal College of Music in 2001 he took up studies with Prof. Jens Björn-Larsen at the Musikhochschule Hanover. He received a scholarship from the orchestra academies of the Berliner and Münchner Philharmoniker and also played with the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Bamberger Symphoniker and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester. From 2004–2008 he was principal tuba with the Bruckner-Orchester Linz under Dennis Russell Davies. In 2004 Andreas Martin Hofmeir won the prestigious “Città di Porcia” international tuba competition in Pordenone, Italy. His greatest triumph was in 2005 when he was awarded the prize of the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb in Berlin, the first tuba player to ever do so in the history of this competition. Andreas Martin Hofmeir performs as a soloist with well known orchestras such as the Radiosinfonieorchester Berlin, the SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern, the Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester and the Bruckner-Orchester Linz. With harpist Andreas Mildner he founded the first tuba-harp duo in the world and appeared in concerts at well-known festivals such as the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, the Schleswig-Holstein-Musikfestival, the Festival Mitte Europa and the International Harp Festival in Rio de Janeiro . His concerts are regularly broadcast by various radio stations including BR, NDR, SWR, Deutschlandradio, Deutschlandfunk and RAI. In September 2006 he was named the successor to Prof. Hoppert at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg and in 2010 was named full professor. In addition, he gives master classes in Germany, Austria and Brazil and is a sought after juror for competitions in his area of specialization. Apart from his activity as a classical musician, Hofmeir has also been appearing on stage as a cabaret performer for thirteen years. He has written and performed in eleven programs until now, most recently with the ensemble “Die Qualkommission”, with whom he received an award at the Passau Scharfrichterbeil. Together with Roman Deininger he wrote and directed the cabaret show “Der Ball ist wund” at the Landestheater Linz in 2008. He became very well known as the tuba player for the well known Bavarian band “Labrassbanda” with which he has already toured four continents and recorded two CDs and three LPs. Andreas Martin Hofmeir plays tubas made by B&S.
The Artist's Homepage: http://andreas-martin-hofmeir.com/
Works by J. Duda, G. Ph. Telemann, Q. Maganini, G. Näther, A. Piazzolla, A. Caplet and J. Massenet
Andreas Martin Hofmeir, Tuba - Andreas Mildner, Harp
Original Works by Jörg Duda, Gisbert Näther, Kjell Reikjer
Andreas Martin Hofmeir, Tuba - Michael Martin Kofler, Flute - Hinrich Alpers, Piano - Junge Philharmonie Salzburg - Andreas Mildner, Harp - Albert Osterhammer, Bass Clarinet - Neubrandenburger Philharmonie