The Bavarian musician Gertrud Huber regularly performs in all the major styles associated with the zither and the harp - music with Alpine music at its very core! The passion and allure so characteristic of this Alpine cultural heritage is central to Gertrud Huber’s music making. For while she performs zither and harp compositions of great diversity, they all have common roots in traditional Alpine music.
The traditional music at the basis of European art music is still especially present in the culture of Bavaria, Austria and Switzerland. It has strongly influenced the music of Schubert, Beethoven, Mahler, Brahms, Bartok, Debussy and Stravinsky and is felt in the compositions of Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, the film composer John Williams, Benny Goodman, George Gershwin, the brass bands in general and (for example) the American pianist Amy Beach.
Gertrud Huber knows that an artist grows from sharing music with peers. She has established and curates annual workshops for young zither players, with the intention of re-activating Alpine native musical instruments (eg. Alpine zither, hammered dulcimer, Tyrolean harp, Styrian hand harmonica, Southern Bavarian raffele, Southern Tyrolean ocarina and folk clarinet) and their music. A similar phenomenon may be seen in the early influence of African culture on the development of current American music.
Highlights of her career were the invitation of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra – with conductor Kurt Masur — to play the zither solo in "G’schichten aus dem Wienerwald" and her digital re-recording of the famous Anton Karas soundtrack "The Third Man" in London with Silva Screen Records.
A special feature of the season 2013 will be the concert tour to Samarkand in Uzbekistan.
The "Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern" (conductor: Enoch zu Guttenberg) repeatedly invited Gertrud Huber and the "Neubeurer String Ensemble" to play the harp in the "Christmas concerts 2014".
In December 2012 Gertrud Huber played zither at the club Christmas-party of FCB (FC Bayern Munich).
In Summer 2012 Gertrud Huber played zither at the Faroe Islands Festival of Classical and Contemporary music "Summertónar". It’s an amazing contemporary music festival in an amazing location, the Faroe Islands...
2011 Gertrud Huber played the Zither Concert at the Felicja Blumental Internaional Music Festival in Tel Aviv/Israel.