To hear Evelyn Huber on solo harp is an unforgettable experience in sound, passionate and fiery, meditative and ethereal at the same time.
Inspired by tango, jazz, expressionism and the Latin American joie de vivre, she has developed a unique music style all her own, carried by her sunny temperament and dedication to her music.
The recipient of the Bavarian Culture Prize and two-time winner of the Echo (“Best Live Act of the year“ with Quadro Nuevo) jams, hums, buzzes, whistles and swings on the harp, effortlessly allowing it to resonate with exquisitely woven melodies at a stunning pace. Flirtatious at times, it then seduces us with the most tender and angelic of strings. With charm, technical perfection and boundless enthusiasm, Evelyn Huber draws an unprecedented range of soundscapes from this wonderful instrument.
Evelyn Huber studied harp as a student of Helga Storck, graduating with a Master’s degree from the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater” in Munich where she subsequently taught harp from 1998 to 2009. In 2007 she was appointed visiting professor at the Guildhall School of Music in London.
Evelyn began early on to cross conventional musical boundaries, continuing to sound out the possibilities presented by the grand concert harp. Jazz workshops in the United States, concert activities with various ensembles around the world as well as her solo performances have made her a virtuoso in the genres of jazz and world music.
The extraordinary mastery of the harp with which she became known around the world has now been brought to the music of Quadro Nuevo, of which she was a member from 2008 to 2020. In 2010 and 2011, the ensemble was presented with the German Music Award in the category “Live Act of the Year”.
Evelyn Huber has also been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the Bavarian Cultural Award and has been presented with the Jazz Award of the German Phonographic Industry a number of times.
- Born in Munich
- First music lessons on the piano at the age of six
- First harp lessions at the age of nine
- Masters degree in harp at the "Hochschule für Musik" in Munich supervised by Prof. Helga Storck
- Jazz harp studies with Dr. Carrol Mc Laughlin in Tucson, Arizona /USA
- Prizewinner at the International Jazz Harp Competition in Arizona / USA
- Scholarship of the "Studienstiftung"
- Stay in Boston / USA, jazz harp studies with Deborah Henson-Conant
- 1998 - 2009 teacher for harp at the "Hochschule für Musik" in Munich
- 2007 - 2009 Visiting Professor for Harp at the "Giuldhall School of Music" / London
- 2008 - 2020 toured worldwide with the world muisc band "Quadro Nuevo
- since 2022 Member of the Board of Directors - WHC World Harp Congress
Since 2020 engaging in a variety of projects ranging from solo to soloist with orchestra
– Evelyn Huber & Philharmonie Salzburg (GLM)
2021 Calm – Evelyn Huber Harfe Solo (GLM)
2019 Para un mejor mundo – Evelyn Huber & Sirius Quartet (GLM)
2019 Volkslied Reloaded – Quadro Nuevo & Münchner Rundfunkorchester (Sony Classical)
2019 Alles ist Windhauch – Hörbuch Quadro Nuevo & Ulrike Kriener (Patmos)
2018 Goethes persische Reise Hörbuch Quadro Nuevo (GLM)
2017 Alpensagen 2 – Von Hexen, Geistern und Rittern. Hörbuch Quadro Nuevo (GLM)
2017 Flying Carpet – Quadro Nuevo & Cairo Steps (GLM)
2016 Music for Christmas Nights – Quadro Nuevo & Münchner Symphoniker (GLM)
2016 Inspire – Evelyn Huber, Matthias Frey, Christopher Herrmann, Ramesh Shotham, Wolfgang Lohmeier (GLM)
2016 Alpensagen – Zwischen Berg & Tal – Hörbuch (GLM)
2015 Lieben Sie Tango? – Hörbuch Quadro Nuevo (GLM)
2015 Tango – Quadro Nuevo (GLM)
2013 Bethlehem – Quadro Nuevo (GLM)
2013 End of the Rainbow – Quadro Nuevo & NDR Orchester (GLM)
2011 Somerville Samba – Evelyn Huber Harfe solo ( GLM)
2011 In Concert – Quadro Nuevo (GLM)
2011 Schöne Kinderlieder – Quadro Nuevo (GLM)
2010 Grand Voyage – DVD Quadro Nuevo (GLM)
2010 Grand Voyage – Quadro Nuevo (GLM)
2009 Der König hat gelacht – Hörbuch Quadro Nuevo (GLM)
2007 Lauschgold – Evelyn Huber, Martina Eisenreich & Wolfgang Lohmeier (GLM)
2002 Zapf'nstreich MMII – (Pantaleon)
2001 Tango Lyrico – Evelyn Huber & Mulo Francel (GLM)
2000 Irish & Klezmer – Evelyn Huber & Rudi Zapf (Pantaleon)
1998 Rendezvous – Evelyn Huber & Mulo Francel (GLM)
1998 Löwenzahn – Evelyn Huber & Rudi Zapf (Pantaleon)
1996 Zapf'nstreich MCMXCVI – (Pantaleon)
1991 Musikalische Weltreise – Evelyn Huber, Ingrid Huber-Zapf & Rudi Zapf (Trikont)