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Gregor Huebner

Grammy Nominated Composer, Violinist, Pianist and Professor

Gregor Huebner is an award-winning, Grammy -nominated 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.”

Born in Stuttgart Huebner lives in between New York and Munich. As a member of Sirius Quartet, Richie Beirach/Gregor Huebner Duo, El Violin Latino, Berta Epple and his Munich Composers Collective he performed at many festivals including Montreux Jazzfestival, Kork Festival Irland, Tiblisi Jazz Festival and the Bell Atlantic Festival in New York.

Huebner’s collaborations with Richie Beirach and George Mraz have yielded three critically acclaimed albums, including the Latin Grammy-nominated Round About Federico Mompou. 2017 he won the Grande Prize in the New World Composers Competition of the New York Philharmonics.

Huebner has also been commissioned by the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart, the State Theater of Fürth and the State Academy of Music Ochsenhausen, The Grand Theatre Luxemburg, the WDR Big Band and Tribeka New Music among many others.

His works have been premiered by major ensembles such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Nova Philharmonic Orchestra and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra.

The Irish Times, reviewing a recording of Huebner, Beirach and saxophonist Charlie Mariano, writes, “violinist Gregor Huebner… is in the kind of mood to blow anyone away… emotionally complex… lovely.”

He currently holds a professorship of composition at the University of Music and Theater in Munich.


WALL STREET JOURNAL  — “By turns sexy and sly, impassioned and dreamy, [Huebner’s] collection of well-known tunes, unexpected arrangements and original compositions brings together far-flung members of the fiddle diaspora. In some ways, it’s the story of the prodigal violin: of how the most aristocratic of instruments crossed the Atlantic and found itself in the rhythm section of a Cuban charanga band, or in a brothel in Buenos Aires.” 
Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim
NEW YORK TIMES —  German composer and violinist Gregor Huebner’s “Six Songs of Innocence,” a lyrical setting of poems by William Blake. The most memorable moments were for string quartet, with the ensemble showing its versatility and flair with lively improvisations.” 
Jazzcamera UK  — If you like exciting, small group jazz, played by absolute masters at the peak of their art, and if you are planning to buy only one CD this year, then make it this one. For this disc – issued to mark the 70th birthday of pianist Beirach and the 50th of violinist Huebner – is the most engaging small group recording I’ve heard in recent times.”
John Watson
The Jazz Word  — “Gregor Huebner performs a fluid improvisation over the main feel.
—  Ferell Aubre


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