Gregor A. Mayrhofer

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  • The Times - "The recycling concerto being played on upcycled rubbish"

    It's a startling combination, but together the blend is seamless. There's drama in the music alternating with playfulness. (...) Mayrhofer and Vassileva have taken the saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure" to heart. (The Times) 

    Find here the article on The Times

    To be heard in CONCERT at the Aldeburgh Festival with Britten Sinfonia and Vivi Vassileva: 

    Sunday, 19th of June 2022 at 5pm in Suffolk, Snape Maltings Concert Hall 


    hr2 culture - music portrait
    ​​​​​​​Musikland Hessen - News, concert recordings and background information

    Saturday 18th of June 2022, 3-5pm on hr2 culture


    WDR 3 - music portrait 
    Cricket pizzicato - the composer Gregor A. Mayrhofer

    From Sabine Fringes 

    Monday 6th of June 2022, 03.04pm on WDR 3


    Contemporary positions in music on the climate crisis and the species extinction 
    What consequences do contemporary musicians draw for their work? 

    Monday, 23rd of May 11pm-00:05am on rbbKultur 

    With excerpts from Gregor A. Mayrhofer's Recycling Concerto (recording from SWR, 7th of February 2022) 

    Vivi Vassileva, percusssion
    Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen 
    Alexander Liebreich, direction


    Einsamkeit Du stummer Bronnen (world premiere: 20th of October 2021) 

    Live-Recording SWR Schwetzinger Festspiele on 25th of October 2021 

    Julian Prégardien tenor
    Marie-Elisabeth Hecker violoncello
    Martin Helmchen piano

    Watch here the full video. 

  • Triple world premiere at SWR2  NowMusic

    Works of Saed Haddad, Ying Wang and Volker Heyn 

    SWR Symphonieorchester 
    SWR Experimentalstudio 
    Pedro Carneiro, quarter tone marimba 
    Direction: Gregor A. Mayrhofer 

    Fri. 4th of February 2022 - 6pm - Theaterhaus Stuttgart 
    For more information, click here. 

    The concert will also be streamed on 25th of February at 8.05pm on SWR2 Evening concert. 

    Concert program 

    Saed Haddad
    World premiere: New Work for Quarter tone marimba & orchestra

    Ying Wang
    World premiere: 528 Hz 8ⱽᴬ. New version for orchestra with electronics

    Volker Heyn
    World premiere: Ferro Canto for orchestra & tape

  • World premiere and tour "Recycling Concerto" 

    Württemberg Philharmonic Orchesta Reutlingen
    Vivi Vassileva, percussion 
    Direction: Alexander Liebreich 

    Fri. 4th of February 2022 - 7:30pm - Tauberphilharmonie Weikersheim (UA) 
    Mon. 7th of February 2022 - 8pm - Town Hall Reutlingen 
    Wed. 9th of February 2022 - 7:30pm - Theatre Coesfeld 
    Fri. 11th of February 2022 - 7:30pm - Town Hall Lahr 

    For more information about the Recycling Concerto, click here


    The topic of environmental destruction dominates this moment in time. In particular we must urgently decide what to do about our trash, waste and poisonous materials. The composer and conductor Gregor A. Mayrhofer saw this as an opportunity to address the issues in a musical way.
    Various new percussion instruments were developed for the piece, all made from recycled materials. Nothing new is purchased - all percussion sounds are created only from discarded materials that would otherwise go to waste. 

  • Triple premiere for the season opening in Zaryadye concert hall 

    Debut with MusicAeterna - Russian debut - Russian premiere of the "Insect Concerto" 

    Selected works of Britten, Dvořák and Mayrhofer 

    Dir.: Gregor A. Mayrhofer

    Saturday, 4th of September 2021 - 7pm - Zaryadye concert hall - Moscow 
    For more information, click here. 


    Concert programme: 

    Gregor A. Mayrhofer: Insect Concerto
    for Solo violin and orchestra 

    Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes from the opera "Peter Grimes" for symphonic orchestra, op. 33a
    Sunday Morning

    Antonín Dvořák: The New World Symphony, op. 95
    Adagio - Allegro molto
    Molto vivace 
    Allegro con fuoco 


    For more information to the season opening concert, click here. 

  • Lucile Richardot, Mezzo-Sopran
    Yves Saelens, Tenor

    Het Collectief
    Dir. Gregor A. Mayrhofer

    20:00 Klarafestival RADIO LIVESTREAM:

  • The dutch newspaper NRC voted for the best concert experiences of the year 2020.
    Our Mahler Concert with Lucile Richardot, Yves Saelens and the Het Collectief was voted on to be the 3rd best, the recording even 2nd best of the year.

    Link to the newspaper:

  • "Why is cultur relevant?"
    "How important is music in a movie?"
    "How influences Corona us artists?"

    Read the full interview here:

    Süddeutsche Zeitung "We are all lonely like a fly in the web"

    My arrangement of John Dowland: "Weep you no more sad fountains"

    sung by Teodor Currentzis and Patricia Kopatchinskaja
    in the season opening of the SWR Symphonyorchestra

    Youtube-Link: Currentzis / Kopatchinskaja / Dowland

    Review of the Süddeutsche Zeitung

  • Score: Ralf Wengenmayr
    Orchestra: German Movie Orchestra Babelsberg
    Conductor: Gregor A. Mayrhofer

    Buy here the CD with the original soundtrack

  • Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
    Lucile Richardot (Mezzo-Soprano), Yves Saelens (Tenor)
    Het Collectief
    Direction: Gregor A. Mayrhofer

    Mi. 31.09.2020  20:00 Uhr
    Netherlands Radio NPO Radio 4
    Listen online: NPO - Radio 4

  • Gregor A. Mayrhofer is Artist in Residence at BASF Culture 2020 in Ludwigshafen.

  • Das Präludium schlägt zurück

    FR. 31.07.2020  20:00 Uhr
    Kulturbühne Hinterhalt

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  • Gregor A. Mayrhofer conducted the recording sessions with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg of Ralf Wengenmayr's movie score to "Jim Button and the Wild 13". The German premiere will take place at October 8, 2020.