The unusual name “Trio 21meter60” refers to an ensemble consisting of three tuba players that was founded in 2016 as part of the Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Künstler (BAKJK), a support programme of the German Music Council.

In its first concert season, the ensemble achieved the great surprise of playing over 35 concerts nationwide with this hitherto completely unknown formation and thrilling the audience.

The young musicians have set themselves the task of eliminating prejudices about their instrument and proving that it is possible to make chamber music with three tubas. There is no limit to their inventiveness: In original arrangements of their own, the ensemble exhausts the possibilities of the tuba, drawing from the entire repertoire of the last 500 years. The familiar in a new setting, the serious in a playful way, the serious with a twinkle in the eye – a tightrope walk that the three tuba players masterfully achieve.

In addition to important cooperations with the German Music Council, Buffet Crampon Deutschland GmbH and the German Tubaforum e. V., the ensemble is a regular guest at renowned festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival or the Nieder-Mooser-Konzertsommer. A constant endeavour for the Trio 21meter60 is to constantly expand the repertoire for three tubas through their own arrangements or commissioned compositions.

The press agrees with the ensemble’s concept when it writes: “Bravo – keep up the good work!

Steffen Schmid

Constantin Hartwig

Fabian Neckermann

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