I'm delighted to announce that I'll be premiering a new Euphonium Concerto by the leading Austrian composer Hermann Pallhuber in May 2011. Hermann is without doubt one of the most exciting composers writing for brass and wind bands at the present time. His test pieces for brass band have shot him to fame in the brass band world, especially 'Titan's Progress' and 'Spirits of Puccini', and so a euphonium concerto is wonderful news indeed.
The first performance will be on Friday, May 6th 2011, 8 p.m, at the Congress Hall Innsbruck, accompanied by the City Concert Band Wilten, (conductor Peter Kostner) to an estimated audience of 1500 people.
The second performance will be on Saturday, July 16th, at the Imperial Hofburg of Emperor Maximilian I. (see below) again with the City Concert Band Wilten, to an estimated audience of 2000 people (outdoor concert).
More information on the composer: Hermann Pallhuber - Composer, Conductor, Musician, Teacher, Adjudicator.
Hermann Pallhuber was born in Innsbruck, Austria in 1967. He began piano and trombone lessons when he was 10 and went on to study conducting and piano at the Vienna Conservatoire and then music education at the Mozarteum in Salzburg/Innsbruck. He also studied Classical Philology (Latin) at the University of Innsbruck and is a graduate of the Academy of Music Nuremberg-Augsburg, where he majored in wind orchestra management and instrumentation. He has also taken composition tuition from Franco Cesarini (Music Academy in Zurich) and Richard Heller (Music Academy in Augsburg). After several years as a lecturer at the Pedagogical University Tirol and as a secondary school teacher of music and Latin in Innsbruck and Telfs, Pallhuber's career is now focused on the Austrian wind band community, as conductor, composer and arranger, and on choral music (since 1999 he has directed the church choir Telfs).
He is a busy and award-winning conductor of wind orchestras in the Tyrol and Alto Adige, including the Tyrolean State Youth Wind Orchestra. In 2003 he founded the Symphonic Wind Orchestra Innsbruck and in 2007 was appointed the Chief Conductor of the Tyrolean band music association. Since 2009 Hermann Pallhuber is holding an appointment to teach in Conducting, Arranging and Composing at the University of Music in Stuttgart, Germany.
"Pallhuber creates an interesting soundworld. With great attention to detail, he provides rich sonorous sounds and driving energy."
Faber Music Ltd, London 2008
Hermann Pallhuber also works as a radio presenter and producer of choral, folk and wind band music for the Austrian broadcasting company ORF.
I am keen to set up other performances of this new Concerto, which is scored for Euphonium and Symphoniuc Wind Orchestra.
Please contact me directly if you have an idea to schedule this landmark new concerto with me in 2011 or 2012.