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 2020/21 season, he is Artist in Residence at the Duisburger Philharmoniker and will play a diversified orchestra and chamber music programme. Solo recitals and orchestra concerts will lead him to Wigmore Hall London, the Philharmonie in Paris, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Grazer Philharmoniker, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Badische Staatskappelle, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Münchner Kammerorcherster, Bayerisches Kammerorchester and the Musikkollegium Winterthur. Additionally, he will go on tour in the Netherlands with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Fazil Say.
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”.