- Simon Höfele trumpet
- Frank Dupree piano
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Simon Höfele, 24, is one of the most exciting trumpeters of the up-and-coming generation. He is BBC Radio3 new generation artist, “Junger Wilder” at Konzerthaus Dortmund, “SWR2 New Talent” of the German public-service broadcaster SWR, and furthermore he won the special “U21” award at the ARD International Music Competition and the German Music Competition in 2016 a. o. In the season 2019/20 Simon will be Rising Star of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO), nominated by Philharmonie Cologne, Konzerthaus Dortmund and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
He has already made his solo debut with renowned orchestras and in renowned concert halls as well as at numerous international festivals. In the season 18/19 Simon gives his debut at Wigmore Hall and Saffron Hall London, Tonhalle Zürich, Casino Basel, Konzerthaus Wien, Prinzregententheater München, Konzerthaus Dortmund and with Berner Symphonieorchester, MDR Sinfonieorchester, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Staatskapelle Halle, and others.
In addition to well-known trumpet repertoire ranging from Telemann, Tartini, Haydn, Hummel and Mozart to Jolivet, Arutjunjan and Zimmermann, Simon Höfele also frequently performs contemporary music and has already participated as a soloist in various world premieres.
Simon Höfele also plays chamber music of every variety with great enthusiasm. His partners include the pianists Frank Dupree, Magdalena Müllerperth, Eriko Takezawa and Kärt Ruubel as well as the percussionist Simone Rubino.
Born in 1994, Simon Höfele first had trumpet lessons aged seven in his home town of Darmstadt. Five years later, he became a preparatory student of Reinhold Friedrich, who took him into his trumpet class at the Karlsruhe Musikhochschule as a 14-year-old. He became a member of the German National Youth Orchestra (Bundesjugendorchester), then also of the Vienna-based Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the Orchestral Academy of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. He has also attended courses held by Ensemble Modern and German Brass, and received instruction from well-known professors.
His current recording ‘Mysteries’ was awarded the quarterly prize 2/2018 by the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik.