Violin & tuba – unique!Dreams are dreams – but this thing really happened. The violin and the tuba could not be more different as instruments, but the biographies of Benjamin Schmid and Andreas Martin Hofmeir have some similarities: both have been award-winners at the ECHO Classics (Hofmeir was the first tuba player ever to win one); both are professors at the renowned Salzburg Mozarteum; and both are equally at home in classical music and in jazz.Benjamin Schmid is “one of the most valuable of today’s golden-age-violinists”. He has performed on the world’s major stages with renowned orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam under conductors such as Christoph von Dohnanyi, David Zinman, Seiji Ozawa or Valery Gergiev. As one of the most...

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Benjamin Schmid / violin
Andreas Martin Hofmeir / tuba

Recording Information 06 & 14 arranged by Schmid & Hofmeir
10 based on Georg Friedrich Händel

Recorded at Tonstudio Baumann, Steinakirchen am Forst (Austria),
June 16 & August 3 & 4, 2017.
Recording, mixing & mastering engineer: Roland Baumann
Produced by the artists

Cover art by Carl-Heinz Daxl