Simon Höfele




Simon Höfele, 27, is one of the most exciting trumpeters of the up-and-coming generation. He was BBC Radio3 new generation artist, Rising Star of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) 2019-20, nominated by Philharmonie Cologne, Konzerthaus Dortmund and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and “Junger Wilder” at Konzerthaus Dortmund.

He has already made his solo debut with such orchestras as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ulster Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, SWR Symphonieorchester, MDR Sinfonieorchester, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Münchener Kammerorchester and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen also at Wigmore Hall London, Tonhalle Zürich, Konzerthaus Wien, Bozar Brussels, Elbphilharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Prinzregententheater and Gasteig München and important festivals such as Cheltenham Music Festival, Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, MiTo in Milano and Torino, Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Rheingau Musik Festival and many others.

In the 2021/2022 season, Simon Höfele was artist-in-residence with the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester, where he was heard and seen in a wide range of orchestral and chamber-music programmes. He appeared in solo recitals and orchestral concerts at venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, the Kölner Philharmonie, the Isarphilharmonie in Munich, the Philharmonie Luxembourg and the Müpa in Budapest and with ensembles such as the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, the Badische Staatskapelle, the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, the Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Tonkünstler Orchestra, the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. He also appeared at the Musikfest Berlin, the Grafenegg Festival, the Heidelberger Frühling festival and the Lower Saxony Music Festival.

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. He gave the first performance of Pintscher’s double concerto for two trumpets and orchestra (“Chute d’étoiles”, 2012) and premiered works of Mark Simpson, Kaan Bulak, Nina Šenk a.o.
Simon Höfele also plays chamber music of every variety with great enthusiasm. His partners include the pianists Frank Dupree, Eriko Takezawa and Kärt Ruubel.

On January 31, 2020, he released his first album with orchestra “Standards” (Berlin Classics/Edel) for which he reveived an OPUS Klassik 2020 in the category “Concert recording of the year”. His recent recording “Salted Caramel” is a homage to Jazz legends like Chet Baker or Miles Davis.

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