"No praise can be too high for Spanishborn Ruben Dura de Lamo's tuba-playing"
"His tone - big down low, concentrated in the middle and high - seems ideal to me. There is an easy to his playing, clarity of articulation, and security at all times"
Rubén Durá de Lamo has different interests that are reflected on his diverse musical projects. His projects embrace performances as a soloist with several orchestras including the world premiere of pieces like the Triple Concerto for Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba and Orchestra by Mike Svoboda as well as chamber music concerts with the trio Twobiano, the Duo DURA/WONG or the “Orchester im Treppenhaus”. In the contemporary music scene he plays regularly with the well known “Ensemble Modern”, based in Frankfurt. In 2015 Rubén published his first CD “In Good Company”.
Rubén was awarded the 1st prize at the “German Music Competition” (Deutscher Musikwettbewerb), the 3rd prize at the “Aeolus International Competition” in Düsseldorf and the 3rd prize at the “International Music Competition” in Markneukirchen. As a chamber musician he won together with the Brass Quintet “Ensemble Schwerpunkt” the 1st prize at the “Jan Koetsier International Brass Quintet Competition 2012” in Munich. Rubén has worked as a freelancer with different orchestras including NDR Philharmonic Orchestra Hannover, Lübeck Philharmonic Orchestra, the Göttingen Symphonic Orchestra or the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been invited to perform in the “Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival” , the “Festival Mittel-Europa”or the "Podium Festival". His concerts has been broadcasted by different radio stations like NDR, HR or Deutschlandradio Kultur.
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Christer Danielsson - Capriccio da Camera
Armand Russel - Suite Concertante
Henri Tomasi - Être ou ne pas être
William Penn - Capriccio for Tuba and Marimba
Morten Gaathaug - Sonata Concertante Op. 41
What happens when musicians meet to have a good time together? And if the host is the tuba player Rubén Durá de Lamo, winner of the German Music Competition 2013? You can experience it, no, you can enjoy it trough his new GENUIN-CD: The exceptional tuba player enjoys it with his guests on the stage of live, he sings, dances, fights, and he thinks about life and dead. On the menu are funny, virtuosi, dramatic and thoughtful works of the 20th Century: From Tomasi to Danielsson, from Russell to Penn. We can notice, how good Rubén Durá de Lamo and his guests connect. Not only a good Company, the best Company!
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-VIDEO- Prize winner's concert "Aeolus international competition, Düsseldorf"
-AUDIO- Mike Svobodda - Triple concerto for tumpet, trombone, tuba and orchestra - Premiere, Cottbus 2015
-VIDEO- Mike Svobodda - Triple concerto for tumpet, trombone, tuba and orchestra - Gävle, Sweden, 2016
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