April 2019 Newsletter

April 2019

Gregor Huebner News

Happy Spring!

Sirius Quartet is in the midst of our crowdsourcing campaign to expand the Progressive Chamber Music Festival in New York City and Munich, Germany. We invite you to become a PRODUCER of the festival by contributing to our fundraising campaign. Perks include festival admission, CDs, a handwritten score, an original composition from a Sirius Quartet member, or a House Concert. Please become a supporter. Many thanks to everyone who has already contributed!

Richie Beirach – Gregor Huebner Duo and The WDR Big Band (Rich DeRosa, Conductor)
are incredibly proud to announce our new album Crossing Borders. It will be released worldwide on May 10, 2019 by Zoho. The album was recorded live in Gütersloh, Germany, in March 2016. More info >>


On Tuesday, April 16 Sirius Quartet performs at Washington & Jefferson College. Then I’ll be in Germany for the Birthday Concert Veit Hübner & Ralf Schmid on Friday, April 19 at Theaterhaus Jazztage 2019 in Stuttgart.


Birthday-Concert Veit Hübner & Ralf Schmid

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
A celebration of friendship
32. Theaterhaus Jazztage 2019

Veit Hübner (Bass)
Ralf Schmid (Piano)
Gregor Hübner (Violine)
Gregoire Maret (Mundharmonika)
Joo Kraus (Trompete)
Torsten Krill (Schlagzeug)
Paula Morelenbaum (Gesang)


Berta Epple

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8pm
Casino Kornwestheim

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Theaterhaus Stuttgart
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Casino Kornwestheim
Friday, July 26, 2019
Einhalden Festival

Berta Epple Wins 2019 Baden-Württemberg Kleinkunstpreis

The musical trio Berta Epple has been awarded the 2019 Baden-Württemberg Kleinkunstpreis for excellence in Cabaret in Germany.

“The cabaret is an indispensable part of the cultural landscape of Baden-Württemberg, … Innovative formats often take their origin in the diverse artistic forms of expression that are encompassed by the term cabaret. ….” The prizes will be presented on April 30, 2019.

Kleinkunstpreis Baden-Württemberg: Das sind die Gewinner >>

Sirius Quartet

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
W&J College Arts Series: Sirius Quartet
Olin Fine Arts Center – Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, PA

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8:30pm
Jazz Club Biberach
Sirius Quartet feat Joo Kraus

Saturday, May 4, 2019
Café Animo Ulm
Sirius Quartet feat Joo Kraus

Sunday, May 5, 2019
Casino Kornwestheim
Sirius Quartet feat Joo Kraus + Veit Huebner

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Munich Film Scoring Students Concert feat Sirius Quartet

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Munich Film Scoring Students Concert feat Sirius Quartet

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Sonnenalp Ofterschwang

Friday, May 10, 2019
Kißlegg Lothar Kraft

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 4pm
Musikgalerie Tiefenbronn

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Musikhochschule Lübeck

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Classical Beat
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Classical Beat
Friday,  May 24, 2019
Classical Beat
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Classical Beat

Friday, July 19, 2019
Morty Jazz Festival, France
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Einhalden Festival, Germany
Friday, July 26, 2019
Einhalden Festival, Germany

This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through US Artists International in partnership with the National Endowments for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

El Violin Latino – Spring ’19 Tour Photos and More

El Violin Latino performed at some marvelous venues in support of our album “Gregor Huebner – El Violin Latino Vol. 3, Los Soñadores“. Check out photos from recent concerts in Germany, Luxembourg and Detroit Art Institute.

We are so excited to perform at the DC Jazz Festival in Washington on Sunday, June 16, 2019. Follow me on Instagram for El Violin Latino concert dates and more.
Review: Gregor Huebner – El Violin Latino Volume 3 – Los Soñadores By Dee Dee McNeil
A shockingly beautiful violin opens the second track of Gregor Huebner’s album and it stops everything I’m doing. The song is “Obsesion,” hauntingly interpreted by vocalist, Yumara. When Gregor Huebner re-enters the arrangement on violin, I am once again captivated by his talents. He makes that violin dance sweetly, floating like cherry blossoms in the wind. This song is a 1935 bolero, sung in Spanish and locked into a clavé-based groove. The next track is a protest song about leaving the land of your roots, where you should have felt safe, and venturing to new spaces to begin anew. Once again, Gregor uses the voice of Yumara to sing this ode to finding freedom. She performs in both English and Spanish. It’s a moderate tempo, with driving percussions and a melody that sings like a chant. Huebner uses his violin to interject the sweetness into a tragic story. John Benitez and Louie Bauzo pump the percussion up and their rhythms are infectious. More >>
The video of Los Soñadores/Dreamers premiered on May 4, 2018 is getting more important each and every day in our world, that’s why I send it to you again to share it with all your friends. The video has been viewed on Facebook nearly 10k times. Facebook is no longer allowing us to boost it, they say it’s a Political Message. Initially they allowed us to boost it, and the song was incredibly popular in the U.S., Central and South America. Now we need to spread the word about this video even further. Please help us, WATCH & SHARE on YouTube or Facebook.

European Publisist:
Angelika Schindel

US Publicist:
Francesca Raimond
FIR Productions
New York City