Künstlersekretariat - Astrid Schoerke

Marc Gruber

“Marc Gruber shows here all the possibilities of the horn, with convincingly varied expression, tonal and dynamic nuances through the use of the mute, and astonishes the audience with his long breath in broad melodic arcs.”

Born in 1993, Marc Gruber discovered the horn at the age of 4. Now, thirty years later, he stands as a model of virtuosic, timeless interpretations and richly nuanced performances.

Marc Gruber won Second Prize at the International ARD Competition (no First Prize was awarded), receiving also the Brüder-Busch-Sonderpreis as well as the Audience Prize. In 2013, he was named a fellow of the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund. He is a prizewinner at the Lions European Music Competition, the Süddeutsche Chamber Music Competition and in 2010 was named fellow of the Internationale Musikakademie Frankfurt. He is also the first-ever brass musician to win the Debut um elf Prize.

As a soloist, Marc Gruber has appeared with the Bochumer Symphoniker, Bavarian and Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestras, the Prague Radio Orchestra, the Düsseldorf Symphony and the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen. With this orchestra, he made his debut recording performing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for four solo winds and orchestra. In summer 2018, Marc Gruber made his debut with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Antonio Méndez as part of the Debut in Deutschland Kultur series, performing Glière’s Horn Concerto. In May 2022 he stepped in at German Hornsound for the world premiere of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Symphony No. 10 Æris for four horns and orchestra in Bochum. In Linz, he performs Ethyl Smyth’s Concerto for Violin, Horn and Orchestra with Francesca Dega under Markus Poschner.

Marc Gruber is Solo Horn of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra since April 2016. He previously held the same position with the Beethovenorchester Bonn from 2014-2016, the youngest ever solo horn in the orchestra. He’s toured extensively with orchestras such as the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and the European Union Youth Orchestra in China, Japan, Korea and all over Europe.

Gruber is a permanent member of the Monet Quintett, which received a scholarship from the German Music Competition 2016 and was awarded a special prize. In 2017, the quintet was a laureate at the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition and has since performed all over Germany and Europe. The quintet released its debut recording on the CAvi-music label, featuring works from Dubugnon, Taffanel, Holst and Françaix. As a chamber musician, Marc Gruber has performed with renowned ensembles and soloists such as the Schumann Quartett, the Linos Ensemble, the Mannheim String Quartet and hr-Brass at national and international festivals.

Marc Gruber was a young student of Professor Joachim Pöltl in Düsseldorf and then continued studies with Professor Paul van Zelm in Cologne. Further tutelage came from Hermann Baumann, Erich Penzel, Prof. Christian Lampert and Froydis Ree Wekre.

Season 2023/2024 | Photo: Philippe Schwarz | Quote: Nürnberger Zeitung, April 20th 2023
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Monet Quintet closes the season

5 June 2024

The Monet Quintet will play the final concert of the Mönchengladbach Marketing Society’s Master Concerts season in Mönchengladbach tomorrow evening. The programme is diverse and includes works by […] more ...

Marc Gruber and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz

7 September 2023

Marc Gruber is currently in Linz to prepare for a concert this upcoming Sunday. Under the direction of Markus Poschner he will play Ethel Smyth’s Concerto for violin, […] more ...

Marc Gruber and the Philharmonie Südwestfalen

26 October 2022

Marc Gruber is visiting Hilchenbach this week to play together with the Philharmonie Südwestfalen. Under the direction of Markus Frank soloist and orchestra will perform a program of […] more ...

Marc Gruber plays Strauss in Skopje

21 April 2022

Marc Gruber is currently in the capital of North Macedonia. Under the direction of Conrad van Alphen he will perform a concert with the Macedonian Philharmonic. Together they […] more ...

Marc Gruber and Strauss‘ 2nd Horn Concerto

30 August 2021

This week Marc Gruber will present Strauss’ 2nd Horn Concerto in E flat major on four nights. Together with the Niederrheinischen Sinfonikern under direction of GMD Mihkel Kütson […] more ...

New CD of Marc Gruber and the Monet Quintett

2 September 2020

At the start of the new season we are excited about new music by the Monet Quintett and their hornist Marc Gruber. Their new album was published by […] more ...

Marc Gruber in Nuremberg

20 January 2020

Tomorrow night the Nuremberg music audience will get the chance to see Marc Gruber live: Together with pianist Zeynep Artun-Kircher he will perform pieces by R. Schumann, Beethoven, […] more ...

Marc Gruber in Aschaffenburg

28 June 2019

This Sunday Marc Gruber will perform together with the Collegium Musicum Aschaffenburg at the beautiful Johannisburg Palace. They will be playing Mozart’s 3rd Horn Concerto in E flat […] more ...

Marc Gruber plays Strauss and Mozart

26 March 2019

This week Marc Gruber will play two different horn concertos: Tonight in Naples he will perform Strauss’ horn concerto No. 2 together with the Orchestra Camera di Napoli. […] more ...

Welcome Marc Gruber!

31 August 2018

This new season is beginning with a new face: We want to express our dearest welcome to the brilliant hornist Marc Gruber! With his 25 year, Marc Gruber […] more ...

Marc Gruber – Duo recital program

6 July 2024

Marc Gruber | Horn Zeynep Artun-Kircher | Piano     “Powerful and bright, he blasts the fanfare-like prelude and then lets the soft sound of the instrument blend […] more ...

Marc Gruber with Judith Stampf and Zeynep Artun-Kircher

5 July 2024

Marc Gruber | Horn Judith Stampf | Violin Zeynep Artun-Kircher | Piano   Program K. Tuner Quarter-After-Four for horn, violin and piano or E. Ewazen Trio for horn, […] more ...

Monet Quintett – Seasonal programs

4 July 2024

Daniela Koch | Flute Johanna Stier | Oboe Nemorino Scheliga | Clarinet Theo Plath | Bassoon Marc Gruber | Horn “A great interaction with perfect technique and humor.” […] more ...

Monet Quintet – Nordic Landscapes

2 July 2024

  The Monet Quintet offers a special programme with three Scandinavian composers. With pieces by the Dane C.A. Nielsen, the Finn Kalevi Aho and the Norwegian Edvard Grieg. […] more ...

Monet Quintet – Encore

1 July 2024

  Because the best is often saved for last – the Monet Quintet has created an entire program full of encores. If possible, the Quintet would be happy […] more ...

Monet +

29 May 2024

Daniela Koch | Flute Johanna Stier | Oboe Nemorino Scheliga | Clarinet Theo Plath | Bassoon Marc Gruber | Horn with Aris Alexander Blettenberg | Piano Program Beethoven Quintet for […] more ...

Monet Quintet – Children`s Concerts

4 May 2024

      Sophie`s secret The Monet Quintet tells the story of Sophie in a musical and playful way. Well, actually the story of Sophie’s toys! These toys […] more ...

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Horn concerto in A minor op. 28

Horn concerto in B-flat major

Horn concerto No. 1 in D major

Hamburg concerto

Horn concerto No. 2 E-flat major KV 417
Horn concerto No. 3 E-flat major KV 447
Horn concerto No. 4 E-flat major KV 495

Horn concerto

E. Raum
Sherwood Legends

Horn concerto No. 2 in E-flat major

Morceau de Concert
Romance pour Cor et Orchestre

R. Schumann
Concerto for four horns and orchestra

E. Smyth
Concerto for violin, horn and orchestra

F. Strauss
Horn concerto in E-flat major

R. Strauss
Horn concerto No. 1 E-flat major
Horn concerto No. 2 E-flat major

Horn concerto in D major

Wind Quintets

Richard Dubugnon: French Suite, for Wind Quintet
Paul Taffanel: Wind Quintet in G Minor
Gustav Holst: Wind Quintet in A flat, Op. 14
Jean Françaix: Wind Quintet No. 1

Monet Quintett
Anissa Baniahmad | Flute
Marc Gruber | Horn
Nemorino Scheliga | Clarinet
Johanna Stier | Oboe
Theo Plath | Bassoon

CAvi-music: B08DC6GSCQ (2020)


Darius Milhaud: Scaramouche, op. 165b: 1.VIF

with Asya Fateyeva | Saxophone
Monet Quintett
Anissa Baniahmad | Flute
Marc Gruber | Horn
Nemorino Scheliga | Clarinet
Johanna Stier | Oboe
Theo Plath | Bassoon

Berlin Classics: 0301160BC (2019)

Ligeti: Hamburg Concerto (for solo horn and chamber orchestra) – hr-Sinfonieorchester – Alain Altinoglu

Marc Gruber with hr-Sinfonieorchester and Elias Grandy

Marc Gruber plays Dukas and Beethoven

Schumann: Concert piece for 4 horns – hr-Sinfonieorchester – Alain Altinoglu

Marc Gruber – NRW summer concert 2018: Glièrge: concerto for horn und orchestra op. 91 Finale

Marc Gruber – ARD Music Competition Finals 2016

Marc Gruber – ARD Music Competition 2016

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