High-End Munich isn’t just about the hifi and the 2014 show aims to offer a great diversion from the main fair. The accompanying musical programme during the high End trade fair has, over the course of the last few years, become an integral part of the event itself, ensuring that visitors enjoy a melodious and pleasurable visit.

This year, a host of exciting and professional high end musical performances will once more make for a thoroughly enjoyable atmosphere. Visitors can expect a colourful and varied selection of music each and every day at the MOC, from traditional Alpine folk compositions to jazz, baroque, Viennese classical and contemporary brass chamber music.

HIGH END SOCIETY – supporting young and talented artists

The performing bands and ensembles for High End Munich 2014 have been selected solely from the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater” in Munich (academy for music and theatre). The “Hochschule für Musik und Theater” stands for exceptional levels of artistic quality and for the finest education of outstanding young artists. The institution’s music academy has earned its current standing on the basis of its distinguished and globally renowned instructors, thus paving the way for many international careers. By incorporating the academy and its musicians into the trade fair programme, High End Society is supporting young and talented artists in developing their burgeoning careers.

Traditional Bavarian music at the High end 2014

It is customary for the event organisers to welcome all their international guests with the perfect tones of traditional Bavarian music. They strive to offer their visitors a homely acoustic realm amid the bustle of the globalised world, which is why they have made it a custom to receive and welcome our High End guests with a Bavarian programme of Alpine folk music.

Bavarian folk music is vibrant, memorable, multifaceted, thrilling and challenging because, as with jazz and certain other musical styles, improvisation is very much encouraged. Today, there are so many exceptional young groups – all composing new pieces with the greatest musical flair – and this is why the HIGH END trade fair in Munich can now be seen as a forum for highlighting the talent on offer.

Unterbiberger HofmusikMunich_high_end_2014_band_2
Playing on: Thursday 15th May 2014 from 9.30 to 12.30
Entrances in front of Hall 4 and Hall 3

Unterbiberger Hofmusik are a musical ensemble from the Munich region who have been mixing the sounds of folk music and jazz since 1992. The band are members are all classically trained and together stand as one of the giants of the Bavarian folk music scene. In collaboration with a range of high profile guest musicians, the group constantly seeks the thrill from crossing musical boundaries.

Combining musical subtlety with total professionalism and a thorough respect for tradition, the ensemble cultivates an unorthodox combination of traditional brass band music and jazz/world music influences from all corners of the globe. In developing their latest programme for High-End Munich 2014, the group has made a concerted return to their Bavarian roots and only those who listen closely will recognise the global influences in the music.

The Red Socks Brassquintett – one of Germany’s most successful brass ensemblesMunich_high_end_2014_band_1
Playing on: 15th and 17th May 2014 from 12.00 to17.00
Throughout the exhibition area

The Red Socks Brassquintett is a professional brass quintet comprising two trumpets, one
horn, a trombone and a tuba. Formed in November 2010, the members of The Red Socks
Brassquintett have all studied under renowned instrumental professors and cultivate a
top-quality brand of brass chamber music. Their entertaining set ranges from baroque
compositions to film scores. The Bavarian radio station Bayerischer Rundfunk has broadcast
a number of the quintets performances, most recently as part of its BR 4 classical
programmes. The five musicians also have also been hired to perform for the Bavarian
state government, for State Minister Dr. Wolfgang Heubisch and for Bavarian Minister-
President Horst Seehofer.

Trio Triplo – professional, authentic performances of traditional folk music from the entire Munich_high_end_2014_band_3Alpine region for accordion, guitar and double bass
Playing on: 16th and 18th May 2014 from 12.00 to17.00
Throughout the exhibition area

Benedikt Landenhammer (guitar), Andreas Weiß (accordion) and Dominik Billinger (double
bass) met while collaborating on a range of performances as part of several different
line-ups. The music of the ensemble resonates with a sense of joy, featuring compositions
based on international and religious themes. Their music is notable for its unique, unmistakable
sound. In terms of successes, they have been awarded the highest distinction at
the biennial Alpine Folk Music Competition. Furthermore, the trio have appeared on a host
of Bayerischer Rundfunk’s (Bavarian radio) live radio programmes.

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