Matthias Höfs, trumpet

He received his musical education from Professor Peter Kallensee at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg, and from Professor Konradin Groth at the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. At just 18 years old, he was hired as a solo trumpeter in the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Hamburg, where he enjoyed the fascinating world of opera for 16 years.At the same time, Höfs became a member of the German Brass Ensemble, with which he continues to achieve success worldwide. Since their first joint concert in 1985, he has been writing custom arrangements for himself and his colleagues spanning across multiple genres, continually inspiring the world of brass.

Matthias Hoefs has always displayed a pioneering spirit, constantly expanding the horizon of his instrument, either through close collaboration with other composers who are inspired by his unparalleled virtuosity and joy of experimentation, or as a “trumpet ambassador” in his native state of Schleswig-Holstein, in northern Germany, or in collaboration with instrument makers Max and Heinrich Thein.

Since 2000, Matthias Höfs has been teaching as a professor at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg, where he inspires his students with great enthusiasm, imparting his passion for the instrument to them. In addition to his extensive concert performances as a solo trumpeter and chamber musician, Höfs has produced numerous solo CDs, and together with German Brass, over 20 recordings.


In 2024, Spanish Brass celebrates its 35th anniversary with different recordings, presenting them to the public during the 24/25 season. “Spanish Brass & Friends” is a project that recalls the fourth recording they carried out in 2001, and which is now updated with a new internationally renowned collaborator: German trumpeter Matthias Höfs, who has recently worked with SB. This time, they seek synergies to create a unique and unrepeatable project that will be presented to the public in July 2024.

With a varied and eclectic repertoire in which the soloist will participate both as a soloist and in ensemble, accompanied at all times by Spanish Brass.

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