Simon Höfele - Megaron Athens Concert Hall

Simon Höfele Winds Weekend

Simon Höfele Photo: Marco Borggreve

Overview

The charismatic Simon Höfele compiles and presents a delightful programme of great 20th century chamber music works that showcase the brilliant sound of the trumpet. One of the most acclaimed soloists of the younger generation, Höfele records for Berlin Classics, has major international collaborations to his credit, and in 2020 won the OPUS KLASSIK, Germany’s top classical music prize. For his appearance at the Mezzara, he easily traverses the distances and different influences between the music of Enescu, Takemitsu and Gershwin, bringing out the virtuosic potential of the instrument; sometimes elegiac and sharp, sometimes introspective and lyrical, the trumpet in the contemporary repertoire wins over the audience with its versatility and expressive power.

Credits

Trumpet

Simon Höfele

Piano

Elisabeth Brauss

Programme

Karl Pilß: Sonata for trumpet and piano

Sergey Prokofiev: 10 Pieces, op. 12: no. 3 and no. 7

Alexander Arutiunian: Aria and Scherzo for trumpet in B flat and piano

George Enescu: Légende

Tōru Takemitsu: Paths for solo trumpet, In memory of Witold Lutoslawski

Sergey Prokofiev: 10 Pieces, op. 12: no. 9 and no. 10

George Gershwin: Blue Rhapsody (transcription by Timothy Dokshidser)

Photos

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