Tue July 24, 2018

Gregor Huebner & El Violin Latino (D/USA)

Gregor Huebner: violin
Klaus Mueller: piano
Veit Huebner: bass
Jerome Goldschmidt: percussion

The idea to this series already developed some time ago in a café in New York during a session. Mappy Torres, a Cuban poet, described the “Latin Violin“ with words, Gregor Huebner described it with his music. To him the violin is the common denominator of different genres. Of course his personal style slips in the compositions, too. He was heavily influenced by Eastern European Folk and Gypsy music. The result is a line-up of compositions of the most important Latin American composers and his own works written in the same unmistakable style.

For Gregor Huebner, the influence of Eastern European music is clearly audible in the music of South America. He feels comfortable here. Here he is at home.

Huebner´s recipe for success is: “Absorb everything you experience, and then concentrate on the things that interest you. But never deny where you came from.” Thus his own roots and personal experiences play a central role in his music and in his playing.

Gregor Huebner put together a band specifically for his concerts because going on tour with three different bands goes beyond the scope of practicability. Klaus Mueller (piano), Veit Huebner (bass) and Jerome Goldschmidt (percussion) accompany Gregor Huebner (violin) during live performances in small clubs, concert halls or at festivals.

The temperamental, melancholic, sentimental, passionate melodies from South America depict moods as old as time – in the musical language of Latin America – comprehensibly for anyone with a heart.