Speedwell Live welcomes GREGOR HUEBNER, a Grammy Nominated Composer & Violinist and winner of the Jazz “Grand Prize” New World Composers Competition of the New York Philharmonics 2017. Gregor will be talking with Maine writer Bill Roorbach and sharing musical notes and insights. Grab a drink of choice and get transported away from COVID-19 into Huebner’s beautiful world of sound. The real-time conversation takes place on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 5pm ET.
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Celebrated by audiences and critics alike for his visionary work across genres, Gregor’s realm of contributions and achievements are unmatched and have gained him an international reputation and following.
The Wall Street Journal calls it “impassioned and dreamy.” And that is describing just one album of many and many compositions that integrate improvisation, experimental notation, traditional counterpoint, pop song structures, post-tonal gestures and innovative performance techniques within formal compositional frameworks.
Grammy Nominated Composer & Violinist and “Grand Prize” winner New World Composers Competition of the New York Philharmonics 2017
Gregor Huebner is an award-winning composer and violinist, celebrated by audiences and critics alike for his visionary work across genres. His music has been described by The New York City Jazz Record as “challenging and vivid… seamlessly incorporat[ing] chamber elements with Avant Garde Jazz.” Huebner’s recent El Violin Latino, an album exploring the role of the violin in traditional Latin American music, was praised by The Wall Street Journalas “by turns sexy and sly, impassioned and dreamy, his collection of well-known tunes, unexpected arrangements and original compositions brings together far-flung members of the fiddle diaspora.”
Gregor’s compositions integrate improvisation, experimental notation, traditional counterpoint, pop song structures, post-tonal gestures and innovative performance techniques within formal compositional frameworks. Recent commissions include “Six Songs of Innocence,” a lyrical setting of poems by William Blake premiered by Sirius Quartet an acclaimed contemporary string ensemble of which he is a long-time member. The quartet was praised by The New York Times for their “versatility and flair with lively improvisations.” His collaborations with Richie Beirach and George Mraz have yielded three critically acclaimed albums, including the Latin Grammy-nominated Round About Federico Mompou. Gregor was born in Stuttgart, Germany, and is based in Harlem in New York City.